5 Ways in 5 Days: Creative Containers

November 10, 2016
Posted by in how to

For the last week on our Facebook  page we’ve been exploring how to create different looks using the same exact pot.

We chose this bowl for its low broad design, perfect for dinner table centerpieces. It provides a generous surface area for planting, and its versatile concrete facade can be styled to be both modern and rustic in design.

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Here’s a recap of what we did plus a few new photos to hopefully inspire you to get creating your own!

1) Movement – Adding airy height to a container instantly creates motion and draws the eye up. Using wispy plants such as grasses bring a touch of softness to designs whilst Echeveria such as ‘Black Prince’  produce fantastic columns of contrast. You can also think about using aromatic herbs like Lavender to add fragrance as the breeze passes.

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2) Height – Just like a city skyline, adding plants with varying heights provides fantastic structure and interest to pots. Use plants like this dwarf Euphorbia for their relative towering gradients of color or think…

Take Heed and Celebrate!

March 24, 2014
Posted by in Books

“Chapman’s new book will be cause for celebration”
–Publishers Weekly

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Take heed and join us to celebrate!

The Plant Recipe Book
100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season
by Baylor Chapman
photography by Paige Green

Launch Celebration
Wednesday, April 9th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Lila B. in the Stable Cafe courtyard garden
2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco (between 17th and 18th in the Mission District)

Not only can you pick up a copy of the just off the press book you’ll;
Enjoy nibbles, libations by Stable Cafe and The San Francisco Cheese School;
Do a little western jig to the music of  Scotty Rogers;
Hear stories, see photos, and view a sneak preview video by Garden Tribe;
Get ideas on containers gardens from the most teeny tiny to large overflowing un-liftable ones.

Join us, we’d love to celebrate with you.

Baylor – and everyone at Lila B.

Belly up to our Plant Bar at CB2

September 5, 2013
Posted by in Events

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Making beautiful statements with living things