Lookin sharp

At the nursery I took a few shots of some interesting agaves and aloes. There is one I just can’t remember the name. It’s the mystery plant.

For most images I listed the common or ‘pet’ name as opposed to the botanical name. The real names are too tricky and hard to remember and the pet names are pretty cute:)

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Modern plants

Here are some pics of  a recent project I did for someone who was doing interior design for a new office space in Santa Monica. Since the plants will be inside I had to do some special soil treatments in order to keep the roots dry for the succulents and blue agave.

For a west coast modern feel I added a driftwood embellishment to one of the succulent arrangements.

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Recycled shoe

I had fun recycling one of my old TOMS shoes today. My toe nail had worn through the fabric and I was starting to get a leak on the sole. The fabric worked great as fill for these lovely succulents in these seed pods. I also made a few fabric flowers here and there. This was only one shoe! I’m saving the other shoe for another cool project:)

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Succulents in shells


Succulents in shells can be really stunning and add a low maintenance, beautiful and beachy element to any home. I did a few myself which I will shoot and share in the next couple days. I hope you enjoy these beautiful images as well. I have a board dedicated to succulents on Pinterest as well.

Also, here is a good link for planting tips.

http://www.thegardenerseden.com/?tag=walker-farm-succulent-container-garden-and-hanging-basket-design-seminar

centsational.com

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peggyandfritz.blogspot.com

http://www.janeantonacciblog.com

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A modern take on garden herbs

Well it is the season. Herbs are popping up in backyards everywhere. It’s always so pleasant to have a bunch of fragrant herbs on display in your home to bring yummy smells and remind us of the season!

I’ve always put herbs into tins, glass milk bottles and sometimes drinking glasses but today I mixed it up a bit and put some of the herbs from my backyard in a uber modern Chive vessel. Fun!

(left to right: Curry Plant, English Lavender, Oregano and Rosemary)

I’ve captured some nice garden herb arrangements to get you thinking about summer!

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