I had the interesting experience last night of meeting a reader of this blog who, up until our meeting, would have been a complete stranger to me. It was an experience that I never expected or really considered and I was surprised how it caught me off guard. Liz was in my yoga class, a class she found through my blog (or maybe with a route through the Harvard farmers market blog?) – anyway, when she introduced herself I was pretty blown away that this stranger knew me. She told me she originally found my blog through my Can You Make This Into A Garden Series — a fact that inspires this post. I know I have been behind on this series….these posts take a while, and I have had some in the works, but not had the time to finish one off and post it. But knowing that Liz and others are coming to Studio ‘g’ for this feature really motivates me to finish them and put them up. Thanks Liz!
So this latest girl seems like she might surf and she definitely lives near the beach. She is modern and edgy but with a relaxed nature that comes with living at the seaside. The garden inspired by her is worldly, but reverent to her ocean side locale, but maintains a sleek chic quality.
Images by secondsister, Kristin R. Johnson, hanneorla, TorontoStreet and
This scheme revolves around bright whites and crisp colors inspired by the beach. Travertine and tile are perfect here, but fish are my favorite, they were created by Kristin R. Johnson. Here is what she says about them:
I bought these fish candle-holders in the clearance aisle of Michael’s. I took the votive candleholders out and put potting soil and sphagnum moss inside, then stuck pieces of small sedums in that I gathered from around my yard. Hopefully the sedums will take root and spread.
Image by 1bluecanoe
I am struggling for planting on this….what do you think? …I think color is needed….I am imagining orange bougainvillea, but am not sure what else I would plant with it….what do you think?