Saturday, August 18, 2012

Urban Knitting

This was the ultimate surprise when I entered Reiman Gardens' butterfly wing a couple of weeks ago.  A new type of graffiti, yarn bombing, began in the Netherlands in 2004...yep, as an illegal, in the middle-of-the-night, anonymous-type of knitting craze.  Of course, the display below is legal and pretty cool.  What a wonderful way to draw attention to the beautiful detail of plants.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I know, I know...these are such a common plant, but I really do love them.  I adore cut flowers and these always perform rain or shine.  Every spring my husband just sprinkles a few seeds in the garden and wa-la! How can I resist all these delicate differences in shape and color?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Retro Landscape Paintings

What a pleasant surprise when I found these lovely paintings by Leah Giberson.  They showcase all the cool retro landscape elements I love...hedges, bright metal lawn chairs and those silly pruned mid-century modern topiary-like shrubs.  To top it off, Leah also loves gardening.  You gotta like that.  Please take a peak at her other paintings here.