Browsing Tag


DIY Projects Local Events Nurseries & Suppliers

Plantation Shutter Planter Tutorial

View from beneath the shutter looking up

Otherwise known as a ‘Plant’ation Privacy Screen. Like many of you, I saw the original idea for this project in Sunset Magazine, though I am sure the designer who created it was not the first to do this, she certainly did it up beautiful! The Sunset Magazine version featured a gorgeous project completed by San Francisco area floral designer, Baylor Chapman of LilaB Designs. The magazine gave a little information on how the shutters were constructed and it sounded pretty…

Continue Reading

DIY Projects Landscape Design Local Events Nurseries & Suppliers Uncategorized

Succulent Green Wall

504 succulents were used to create a living picture- all foliage, no flowers!

WHEW! The Salt Lake Tribune Spring Home and Garden Festival (could they make that name any longer?) is finally over!  It was a great show this year though not as ‘splashy’ as last year’s show.  The landscape industry in general is enduring the most difficult financial times EVER so it’s not surprising that the exhibits, while still great quality, were scaled back somewhat from previous years.  I had the opportunity to work the show for TWO booths, one for my…

Continue Reading

Nurseries & Suppliers

Proven Winners Succulents


Colorful succulents have been all the rage for awhile in California.  And why not? The texture, tone and tactile qualities are irresistable.  They are hardy plants in that winter-warm region but, sadly, most are simply tender perennials here (unless you bring them in for the winter). Other than the hardiness issues, they are actually excellent choices for container gardens here in our dry, arid state.  This is especially true if you’re one of those gardeners (like me) who MIGHT forget to water in…

Continue Reading