Tuesday, February 28, 2012

terrarium/tillandsia crazy

well after that horticultural commission from my sister i sort of went on a binge of making some tillandsia containers and a carnivorous plant terrarium. G thinks that the trend of air plants in pots, in glass jars, mounted to the walls, etc... is to the horticultural world as molecular gastronomy is to cuisine. i don't agree - enjoy! 

 the original, made for delivery. 

globe #1

globe #2

globe #3

a spray of tillandsia along my shelf - i love that you can still see the roots/base through the vase. 

carnivorous plant terrarium!! the plants include: Pinguicula, Nepenthes, and Drosera 

message in a bottle 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

i love a horticultural commission!

when  i got a call from my sister asking me to put together and deliver  a terrarium for a close friend i was so thrilled. it is so exciting to go on a mission, find just the right container, pick out stunning and delicate tilandsias and assemble it all.  i couldn't resist tagging on a  delicate and colorful floral bouquet for some extra cheer.  enjoy! 

bouquet of leucodendron, leucospermum, mum & echinops, decorative lichen and bark globes in a recycled glass vase

terrarium of clear blue stones, moss and lichen and several varieties of tilandsias

at your doorstep. 

if you like what you see and would like to send a plantspeople telegram, let me know.

design: plantspeople (www.plantspeople.org coming soon!)
tilandsias:  flowerland nursery
eco-friendly flowers: gorgeous and green
stones: the gardener

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mills College Landscape Tour

I've been meaning to walk through the Mills College campus in the Oakland Hills for sometime now and finally got around to it yesterday. The campus is beautifully landscaped, has two LEED platinum buildings, a native botanical garden, and a medicinal plant walk. Enjoy the tour! 

The campus chapel with a gorgeous skylight. 

A Spanish style courtyard with a tiled fountain. 

The green roof atop the school of business with euphorbias, echevaria, aloes and various succulents 

A beautiful and cushy lawn alternative = a fescue meadow. 

Along the healing plant tour we stopped at the willow. 

A thriving food garden. 

A native sage in the botanic garden