Yesterday on a fountain excursion to American Soil I wandered into the landscape work of Keeyla Meadows and never wanted to leave. I’d seen pictures before of her outdoor art, but didn’t make the immediately connection to the beautiful display I was captivated by. Hours of research later, and I’m ready to start my own paver and planter designs. I’ll need her master vision to put it all together, but I can get some of the pieces going now.
Her work reminds me of Matisse — so here is a jumble of inspirational images. Pottery class on my list for next fall.
Food tastes better eaten outside. With this in mind, comfy, long-lasting, spill proof and coordinated seating is our mission. Some ideas:
White or painted these bricks have a very modern look. Ideal for blocking a compost pile, hiding the pool pump, edging the front entrance, lining the path to the house.
Bunches and bunches of lavender for the bees to thrive and visitors to find a place of calm. We plant several varieties for a long blooming seasons. Lavender has few pests, requires little water, and provides the property with ancient beauty. The first to bloom in the spring are the Spanish lavenders, which when pruned will have a second or third bloom in late summer. English lavenders bloom next, Hidcote is a popular choice. Finally, the English Lavender Hybrids bloom last. Popular varieties in the Sonoma Valley are Provence and Grosso.
A garden in remembrance of Steve Jobs. My role model, and the empowering factor in my financial success. I’ll think of him every time I pick a rose.
Wishing for: beautiful, functional, deep blue, surrounded by grass, under walkway between homes. Solar heated, salt water.