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The Wide World of Succulents

September 12, 2012
Posted by in Events

Looking to learn more about the wide world of Succulents? Oh boy, you’ve got a chance, all for free-two full days of lectures, tours, food, and of course, Succulents!

Succulent Gardens Extravaganza!

Among the line up is our very own Lila B. gal, Baylor Chapman.

Please join her on Friday September 28th at 11:45 am for a demonstration on “Combining Succulents & Florals: from Garden to Vase to Garden Again”

Ever wonder how to incorporate Succulents from your garden into fabulous floral arrangements? After a few nifty ‘how to’ tips (including basic mechanics and design theories) provided in this demonstration, you’ll be able to compose a beautiful floral arrangement with ease. That’s it? Not yet. What now? Learn how to re-plant your succulents so they’ll live on and on after the ephemeral cut florals fade. Viola! Your Succulents made it from garden to vase to garden again.

More More More, I want More! You Say?!

Yes indeed:You’ll get it.

Author Debra Lee Baldwin will talk about design projects from big to small…

Retailer Flora Grubb will give some insight on what’s next in the world of Succulents.

Writer & designer Rebecca Sweet chats about ‘Harmony in the Garden’ with Succulents.


Sunset Celebration is over but we’re still smiling

June 8, 2012
Posted by in Events

…a recent letter to all those whom we met at Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend.
















Whether it was your green thumb, zest for the culinary, travel bug, or just your love of wine that brought you to Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend– we’re happy to have met you.

Sunset’s big weekend has come and gone- but we’ve got more tips & designs for you. We want the spirit of the celebration to linger….


A few tips from our presentation: Big Ideas for Small Spaces
Hang it up! Got a shutter or a gutter? Create back pockets to a shutter using weed cloth- or add soil to a gutter and you’ve just added to your garden square footage.

No sweeping necessary. Aversion to spilling soil on your small deck? There’s no need to…

Old & Board yet so fresh & stylin’

May 31, 2012
Posted by in Classes

Collaboration is what makes us swoon here at Lila B. and we feel so lucky to have teamed up with several San Francisco talents to make our business ooze with creativity.

We’ll be featuring a few of our local artisans in following blogs…and to start off..we’ve got a doozy! Old & Board.

Our recent chat with Old & Board…

Lila B.: We love the tiny accents you add in. A twisted nail, a hammered metal piece, a rusty bit- Where do you find these?

Old & Board: We find all of our accents/details from salvage yards.  Our motto is, if something can be used for its actual use then we don’t want to re-purpose it but if it’s most likely just “junk” then that is where we can turn it into something cool and unique.  By adding these points of detail, it turns our chair, planter box, etc. into some more than just a piece of furniture; it takes on a personality of its own.

LB: Why #7?

O&B: #7 is one of our lucky numbers and we are superstitious.

LB: What inspires you?

O&B: We hate wasting anything and that’s…

Making beautiful statements with living things