July 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
One of the first things I didThis re purposed mailbox is no more difficult than planting any other planter, you fill with dirt, make sure there is appropriate drainage and away you go! I wanted something that would fall out of the box and had some left over Creeping Jenny that I needed to put to good use. The one downfall is that the mailbox doesn’t collect rain and can get quite hot, so be sure to water appropriately.
July 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
This week will be the ode to lavender…
I know I throw around the word obsessed a lot when talking about plants, but when it comes to lavender this is not an overstatement. I have three types of lavender, just in my front yard. Heck, I would go all out lavender field in my back yard if I had the resources. I use home made lavender room spray and lavender body lotions, it quite honestly, is the only scent I don’t tire of eventually.
So, we begin this week by looking at lavender broadly, as a color in art.
June 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is hands down one of my favorite places. When they underwent a major remodel and addition a few years ago, included was this wonderful reflecting pool. When the Chihuly exhibit came through earlier this year they added an instillation of beautiful glass cylinders titled Red Reeds. So today I lust after a beautifully designed water feature that will one day accompany my beautifully designed modern rustic home.
June 7, 2013 § 2 Comments
I am in love with Patrick Dougherty’s ‘Stick’ Sculptures. So today I am dreaming of one day having the money to commission personalized pieces of art and sculpture for my own garden.