Wells Branch Elementary School Garden

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of working with some inspiring volunteers at Wells Branch Elementary to help them with a design that would turn their large courtyard into an outdoor learning space with raised beds, vegetables, a greenhouse and a labyrinth. It’s such a vibrant community that I was delighted when […]

Friday Mish-Mash Up

Friday Mish-Mash Up

I love me a good Friday! I get to share with you all sorts of goodies from the week that I didn’t know where else to put. Plus, I’m a mish-mash kind of girl, so there’s that. Today, I’d like to begin with a pic from my recent trip to Encinitas: I love little combinations […]

Blending Surfaces in Small Space Gardening

I’ve got an awesome short list of subcontractors, and I needed them for this little courtyard makeover! Although the area was small (about 300 square feet), we had a lot to accomplish in tight quarters. We started with a blank slate–it’s a sunny courtyard with saltillo tile flooring in one area and a small bare […]

Sunshine

OK, once you get past the opening lines of having a hangover, this is one of my favorite songs about the amazing transformative power of spring and, well, just being outdoors. I hesitate to say “one of my favorite raps” because I’m not really into rap–but I appreciate anything that’s done well. Thanks to my […]