Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Terrariums. Simple and fun.

Ever wondered how to make a terrarium ?
The folks at POTTED - http://www.pottedstore.com/our-blog/ have a great tutorial that is easy to follow and will offer lots of inspiration.

I vaguely remember making a terrarium back in the 1960’s with my mom. We used a small oval fish tank and colored aquarium gravel. It was probably pretty gaudy looking when we finished but it remains one of those memories where as kids we were encouraged to create arts and crafts without any derogatory judgement.

I tried my hand at making a terrarium a few days ago.
I used a glass domed cheese serving dish , a glass vase and a small glass candle votive holder.
Inside the containers I placed moss, shells, succulents and some willow branches.

It was pretty simple to make and I am inspired to try making a few more for the upcoming gift exchange season.

From terrarium

From terrarium

Monday, October 17, 2011

New ON LINE Garden Lifestyle magazine : LEAF

The debut issue hit the web waved on October 17 2011.
The cover shot is a beautiful photo by Saxon Holt shot of a garden designed by Topher Delaney.

I think it is rather fitting that Topher made the cover issue, She is after all, a female landscape design trailblazer that has done much over the course of her 30 year career in brining to the forefront the field of site specific sculptural landscaping.

and check out page 66 - an outdoor fire sculpture that we designed for a family in Squaw Valley