Wells Branch Elementary School Garden

by Jenny Peterson on November 25, 2013

in Public Spaces,Videos

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 […]

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Friday Mish-Mash Up

by Jenny Peterson on March 2, 2012

in Gardening Tips,Videos

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

by Jenny Peterson on January 10, 2012

in Garden Design,Videos

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 […]


Desert Courtyard Makeover

by Jenny Peterson on September 29, 2011

in Garden Design,Videos

My crew and I just finished a whirlwind day where we installed a courtyard patio, complete with assorted cacti, ornamental grass, flowering perennials and 4 different types of rock. I hope you like it as much as I (and the clients) do! You might also enjoy these articles:Blending Surfaces in Small Space GardeningFriday Mish-Mash UpI’m […]



by Jenny Peterson on March 20, 2011

in Videos

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 […]


Spring Fever–Brought to You by Vivaldi

by Jenny Peterson on March 13, 2011

in Videos

Is there any other piece of music that defines spring better than this one? The freshness, the energy, the sense of hopefulness–everything that we adore about spring is embodied here. Sit back with your coffee and enjoy! You might also enjoy these articles:Sunshine


Spring–Time to Feel Groovy!

by Jenny Peterson on March 6, 2011

in Videos

Good Sunday morning to you all! I know it’s not quite yet spring (although here in A-town, you could’ve fooled me), but let’s all join hands in some Simon & Garfunkel grooviness as we say goodbye to winter. This is about the happiest song on earth, so if you’re looking out your window and still […]

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Christopher Walken’s Gardening Tips

by Jenny Peterson on January 9, 2011

in Videos

You know it’s going to be bizarre if it has Christopher Walken in it! My friend Helen Weis (of Unique By Design) sent this to me this morning and it was my first laugh of the day, so we can all thank Helen for this Sunday morning weirdness. Thanks, Helen! You might also enjoy these […]


2010 in Video: The Best Year Ever!

by Jenny Peterson on January 6, 2011

in Videos

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I couldn’t have ordered up a more dynamic, exciting, fun-filled year than 2010! Many new friends, new business colleagues, great times with the people whom I love the most in this life, and good work. Thanks, 2010—and, 2011, you’ve been served! You might also enjoy these articles:


Landscaping a Slope: One Design Solution

by Jenny Peterson on November 16, 2010

in Garden Design,Videos

The Whites had a sloping front yard, an imposing house facade and a desire for no grass. So what did we do? Watch this and find out! You might also enjoy these articles:Friday Mish-Mash UpFriday Mish-Mash UpNo Lawn Front YardFrom Balcony to FarmGuest Post: Michael Nolan on Recyclables & Design