• Classes
  • Tilly Wreath Fun Time!

    Lucky Spring Tilly Wreath Class Are you busy this Thursday, March 12th? We’re teaching a fun and super inexpensive class for the Etsy Craft Lab at the Museum of Craft and Design where you’ll learn to make a cool tilly wreath with mossy sticks (it’s super easy) and drink an Irish coffee. Hope to see you […]

  • Containers
  • Lotsa Love for Lettuce

    Lettuce babies Way back in early April after the snow finally melted on our cinder block raised bed, I planted a bunch of lettuce seeds that were left over from my failed indoor lettuce growing experiment. It’s totally possible and easy to grow greens inside, I’ve done it before successfully. The key is you have […]

  • DIY
  • Succulent Circle

    Succulent Circle (after) We’ve been eyeballing this project all last summer.  Just down the road from us along the Great Highway, there are some old garden plots marked by narrow one-foot concrete borders.  Most of them are abandoned and overgrow, but I remember that this garden circle was re-established about 2 years ago mostly with succulents.  You can see above what a 30 minute cleanup […]

  • Containers
  • Oregon Sugar Pod a Poppin

    Oregon Sugar Pod II – Pisum sativum After ripping out the cherry tomatoes, we planted four Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Pea Plants.  Can I say there’s nothing like harvesting a pea pod off the vine and popping it into your mouth?  Crispy, crunch, delicious.  Since we had some bad luck previously, we modified our planting container […]

  • Containers
  • Happy New Years Rehash 2011

    Senecio articulatus – Candle Plant What? 2011 is almost over….that’s crazy talk.  Let’s rewind and take a look at our 5 hottest garden posts of 2011.  We love traveling around checking out gardens, finding funky plants, and sharing them with you.  We want to give a BIG shout out to all our Far Out Flora […]

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Awesome New Alpines

    The New Alpiney Container I’ve been wanting to give some Saxifrags & a few other shorty plants a shot for a couple months & this big honking container didn’t have anything going on, so I made my alpine garden dreams come true. The little dude front & center is Maihuenia poeppigii. It’s a funky little […]

  • DIY
  • Sprucing up Shiny

    Shiny Succulent Container – Nov 27, 2011 A tad past two years ago, I found this shiny object which I jammed packed with a ton O succulent cuttings. Well, it’s been way over due for a little sprucing up. Above is the result. Check out the side by side at the end. Shiny Succulent Container […]