Archive | September 2012

Weekend Project: Container Gardening


lazar landscape

Looking for a quick weekend project to spruce up your patio, deck or even you front porch? Container gardening is a great, easy project to do just that. Whether you are sprucing up some pots you already have, planning to buy new containers or creating a specific container garden, you will be pleased with your results.

Have some boring clay pots? Add some interest by sprucing up your old pots with paint! Spray paint can be used on clay pots; even plastics can now be painted with spray paint. Think about creating a design on your pot, use painters’ tape to create color blocking details or stripes. When purchasing new pots you can be a little adventurous with color depending on the selection available to you. One thing to consider when deciding on container colors is the plants you are going to plant. Make sure the plants and the pots…

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Flower Power Update!


Click here to contact SoundEagle (Web Administrator and Designer)SoundEagle says: This post presents an update on the extra lush growth observable on the same but younger potted plants shown in the post entitled “Container Gardening” a single season earlier.

Living Wall Prezi


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I recently experimented with the innovative presentation tool called Prezi.  This is an amazing way to visualize presentations, get the bigger picture, and allow for a less linear look.  This is a presentation I made last week outlining the basics about living walls

“Introduction to Living Walls”

Let me know what you think.  If the embed code didn’t work…view it on Prezi.

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Keeping Streets Safe and Beautiful


xamary

San Francisco’s busy Powell Street is safer thanks to this beautifully designed stainless steel planter.  Powell Street is crowded with tourists but to keep them from easily crossing the street and perhaps getting hit by traffic and cable cars, this long planter along the curb encourages them to stay on the sidewalk and walk to the intersection.  The edge is just wide enough to allow people to perch to eat their lunch or chat with friends, but sufficiently uncomfortable to discourage loitering.

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Evergreen Herb — Self-Watering Planter


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Evergreen Herb -- Self-Watering Planter by Marita Lord of Cult Design

This self-watering planter comes from Cult Design‘s new collection. It consists of two terracotta containers and felt strips, which keep herbs fresher than their store-bought pots. Thanks to the porous feature of the material, the planter also acts as a small humidifier. Design by Marita Lord.

Evergreen Herb — Self-Watering Planter, Small, $29.95;
Evergreen Herb — Self-Watering Planter, Large, $39.95

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A Terra Cotta..Grill?


Workplace Resource Florida

Summer is unfortunately winding down, and for those of you who don’t live in a year-round warm climate, you face the annual decision of what to do with your barbecue grill. If you’ve got a nice, expensive setup its a no-brainer to buy a grill cover and/or store it in your garage. If your grill is nearing the end of its lifespan, or its a “cheapy” then you can just pitch it, no biggie. If your grill doubles terra cotta planter then you can put a plant in it.
Yes, you read that correctly. The Hot Pot by Black+Blum is a terra cotta planter, that is also a grill.

Whoever thought of this idea certainly came up with an awesome one. While you probably can’t fit a feast on the grilling surface of the Hot Pot, but it’s definitely just an overall cool idea. I wish we would have heard…

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