In December 2014 a flood engulfed my studio and destroyed most of the contents. Was it a sign?
‘Take a Break!’ it may have said…or at least that is what I chose to hear. It had been Go! Grow! Expand! More! More! More! since I had started Lila B. Design in late 2006. A bit of weariness had set in for me and maybe that ‘voice’ was right?
I took a deep breath, let go of my list of ‘shoulds’, and hit the road.
‘Take a Break’ was replaced with ‘Re-discover, unlock curiosity, and create flow.’
In retrospect, it wasn’t a break at all but a re-connection. A re-discovery of what and who I love.
What I found was a heartening. My connection to plants and to family was an ongoing theme in my travels. My work and life didn’t need hard-lined break, it just needed a slight adjustment.
Starting this week, I’ll be visiting temporary yet magical gardens nestled in the most unlikely places. These jaw-dropping-flower-filled rooms may defy a sense of practicality but they are sure to inspire.
Each day a plethora of talented designers, gardeners, chefs, and floral artists lead classes, demonstrate their skills, and most importantly share their passions with attendees.
These are two lovely events that I look forward to. This year, I’ll be teaching at both; I hope you’ll join me.
This is ‘the’ place to go if you’re looking to learn about gardening. The convention center is transformed into lush gardens so artfully that may even make you think that you’ve landed in a jungle. Garden Tribe summoned 60 experts to tout their talents. When I’m not attending the wide range of classes (including carnivorous plants, vertical gardens, and sauerkraut) I’ll be on stage…