Hard to believe that it’s been 3 weeks since Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend. Lots o great plants, projects and food. One of the star plants we loved was this Gaillardia (pictured above) aka the Blanket Flower…drought tolerant perennial from the Sunflower Family.
Our DIY Succulent Pallet Table made a hit in the Test Garden. It hit the SF Chronicle and a bird tells me maybe coming out soon in a magazine. Made from two old shipping pallets and a couple of old table legs scavenged for cheap at a garage sale, it has a mega succulent planting down the middle.
Succulent Design Genius, Robin Stockwell and his crew from Succulent Gardens always put together a dazzling display…this year was no different with their vertically planted gazebo.
We were happy to catch Johanna Silver speaking on Self Watering Containers. As the Test Garden Guru, Johanna regular tries out techniques to make your plants grow. We love her quick, down and dirty approach turning any project into something assessable.
The Nasturtiums and Lavender were freaking out with that hot spring heat down in Menlo Park.
We had the chance to talk with Laura Schaub from Dig Gardens. Many uses of plants including these giant balls of succulents. Her display area was gorgeous…love all the reclaimed lumber and other rustic objects.
This is the one that blew me away. I thought at first it was just a raise planting bed. But after wiping the drool from my mouth, I realized there was more…check it out…they’re dog houses. Sustainable Pet Design builds these babies. Great work on rethinking beds both for plants and the pooch.
Can wait for next year’s Celebration Weekend… Hey, you can keep the party rolling and see last year’s fun.
— Far Out Flora
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