Archive for the ‘Gardens’ Category
627 South Hudson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
5 BR, 6 BA
This newly listed Southern Colonial garden estate in Hancock Park was built in 1929 by architect Roland Coate. The incredible grounds were designed by renowned landscape architect and community developer, A.E. Hanson, whose notable projects included the Harold Lloyd Estate, known as Greenacres, and Hidden Hills, a gated development in the San Fernando Valley.
This Hancock Park residence has been published in C Magazine and the gardens were documented by the Smithsonian Institute.
This Sunday starting at noon, the Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park will be giving away 400 bare-root fruit and nut trees. The event is free, thanks to an anonymous donor who contacted Milagro Allegro’s resident master gardener and teacher Milli Macen-Moore after finding the garden’s blog. “He wanted to do something nice for our garden,” Macen-Moore told the Los Angeles Times.
An abundance of varieties will be available, including Non-Pariel Almond, Ne Plus Ultra Almond, Anna Apple, Royal Apricot, Black Mission Fig, Desert Delight Nectarine, Tropic Snow Peach, Florida Prince Peach, Stark Saturn Peach, Monterrey Pear, Fan Sil Pear, Dwarf Santa Rosa Plum, and Beauty Plum. The trees will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the garden will also be giving away thousands of free organic vegetable plugs. Gardeners are asked to bring their own newspaper and plastic bags to transport the trees and plugs. And while the event is free, donations to the garden will be greatly appreciated!
Milagro Allegro Community Garden
“No Bare Root Tree Left Behind” Event
Sunday, March 13, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
115 S. Avenue 56
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(Photo, bottom: Milli Macen-Moore. Credit: Jeff Spurrier for Los Angeles Times)
Crafty people. Don’t you hate them?
Aw, just kidding. Mostly, I admire the (quietly) crafty, but I like to purchase my housewares because I’m lazy and I love to shop. That said, these macramé succulent hangers from Skinny Laminx are really cute and actually look pretty easy to do. If you make one, let me know how it turns out. But if you’re lazy like me, Skinny Laminx has an online shop too. The macramé hangers are not up for sale yet, but there’s lots of other great stuff too.
Wallter Outdoor Planters, which I fell in love with at Dwell on Design, are now available online! Great for your succulents, cactus, herbs, or lettuce, the planters are powder coated spun aluminum. They’re available in three styles: wall, hanging and post. Priced from $72 to $92, they come in white, mustard, orange and turquoise. I think they look extra nice paired together.
5867 Canyon Cove
Los Angeles, CA 90068
2 BR, 2 BA
This 1920′s Spanish home was featured in the L.A. Times Home & Garden section, and described as an “Indian-inspired jewel box”. Designer Laura Morton was hired to transform the garden into an exotic, cozy retreat, which won her a gold medal from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.
The home’s interior features 1920′s period details, a fireplace, hardwood floors, an ensuite master bath, a guest bath, a stylish kitchen, a detached yoga studio, and more!
The Eastside Eco-Tour, sponsored by the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council and Farm Feliz is a tour of Los Angeles area homes that feature sustainable elements and green projects. The tour is open house style, and you will get to check out the latest in gray water systems, solar power, passive cooling, composting, organic vegetable gardens, bee keeping, a modern chicken coop, and even a green wedding! You can meet with the home owners and talk about their experiences with sustainable living and green projects. Some of the tour homes feature highly technical projects while others have a more basic approach, so the tour has something to offer everyone–those just starting out and the seasoned pros.
The Eastside Eco-Tour will be Sunday, October 24 from 12 PM to 4 PM, so mark your calendars now. For more general information, go here. You can also email Tomas O’Grady for more info on the tour or call him at (323) 387-3866.
And check out this video from last year’s Eastside Eco-Tour:
Recently on houzz they featured a nice sampling of privacy fences and outdoor walls. These are commonly used here in Los Angeles where space between homes is sometimes space is at a premium. And there are many different things you can do with these outdoor walls, like vertical gardens, sculptures, or even a climbing wall… Let’s take a peak a sampling!
Working the geometric pattern into this outdoor space adds something unexpected. From Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture in Sausalito, CA.
If you’re going to build a privacy wall, why not incorporate a climbing wall for your kids? I bet they could argue that this makes total sense. Created by Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture in Sausalito, CA.
At Dwell on Design last weekend, we saw tons of amazing stuff. It’s one of the largest design events on the West Coast, all courtesy of Dwell magazine. It’s a lot like walking through the pages of the magazine. There was lots of focus on sustainability incorporated into high-quality design, and so many beautiful things to look at–my head was spinning.
Something that really jumped out, were the new Outdoor Planters from Wallter. The company formerly known as Fold Bedding has expanded to carry mobiles, wall decor, textiles, and these great planters. They’re powder-coated spun aluminum and come in three styles: post, wall, and hang. They are the perfect for small succulents, cactus, herbs, or lettuces and available in orange, mustard, white, or teal. And appropriate for Independence Day, Wallter products are all made in the USA!
You may be familiar with Kelly Lamb‘s work and not even know it–she designed interiors for Malo Restaurant and Lounge in Silver Lake, the Echo nightclub in Echo Park, TenOverSix boutique in West Hollywood, as well as interiors in New York City and upstate New York. Kelly is a multi-media artist as well as a designer, and some of Kelly’s smaller works of art are for sale, like this Geo-birdhouse. There is something soothingly ultra-modern about this bird house. I like how it sticks out, yet oddly compliments its natural surroundings. Inspired by the geodesic dome popularized by architect Buckminster Fuller, the round ceramic shape makes an ideal nesting place for all sorts of small birds. It’s available at areaware.com for $95.00.
Kelly also designs these great off-center geo-planters, perfect for the succulent in your life. They are handcast in concrete. The large is approximately 15″ in diameter for $195.00. The small is 9.5″ in diameter for $80.00.
She also designs and sells powder coated, metal and glass terrariums for $400. And you know how I feel about terrariums… In fact, Lauren‘s comment on my original terrarium post is what led me to find Kelly Lamb in the first place!
To purchase the geo-planters or the terrarium, contact Kelly Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve always been strangely fascinated by terrariums. And the tiny moss and glass worlds are popping up everywhere lately. Just a few days ago, the New York Times even declared, “Terrariums Make a Comeback“, as if they’re the hot new fashion statement for summer.
I’ve been frustrated by caring for my hanging terrarium; watering them is an issue since there is no bottom drainage. But today I read some helpful advice on Botany Factory, explaining that my little guy only needs to be watered once every few weeks with a light spray from a spray bottle. Hopefully, it can be salvaged! I bought my hanging terrarium at Kelly Green Design in Silver Lake near Sunset Junction. It’s a cute shop that sells eco-friendly design and home products that are environmentally friendly and quite beautiful. I think Gillyflowers, also in Sunset Junction, sells terrariums too.
And if you have a super green thumb, you can make your own terrarium. Check out this how-to video from Sprout Home: