If you have been keeping up with this blog at all you know by now that I am somewhat obsessed with unusually large plant material; well here is a great example. I have been driving past these for years and finally got out and took some pictures of them. These are the largest freestanding Taxus I have ever seen. I pray they don’t decide they’re too big and cut them down.
Might be worth checking out to see if you can get any of next years gifts taken care of now. Click on the screen shot below to see what they have.
Here are a few more shots to take you into the holidays from the Wirtzs. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and want to thank you for all of your visits and helping keep this fun for me.
A month or so ago I showed you the computer renderings we did for our upcoming project at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. We have started construction and I wanted to show you what the walling looks like now that it is underway. First though, a refresher on the renderings.
Now: under construction.
This is all dry laid masonry except for the walling that the water feature will be built out of. All of the work is performed by McAlister Stone. Check out their webpage here.
This just feels so intimate, personal, and warm to me. I would like to spend time on the bench towards the end of the tunnel with a book.
Next exactly garden design but this is design that is worth checking out and looking to for inspiration. I’m not 100% sure if I follow Kelly Wearstler and what she is up to because her working is so interesting and over the top; or, if it has something to do with how beautiful she is. I’m sure that it has a lot to do with both. She is always a busy girl between new product lines, both residential and commercial projects (she has to make sure her husband’s hotels look as chic as the two of them) and two kids. Lately it seems she has been especially busy with two launches at the moment; one for her new webpage which is no longer to be found at kwid.com but is now made over and can be found at kellywearstler.com. (this is one of the opening shots)
The second launch is for her new book Hue. For those of you who have followed her work through the last two books this is the same idea with some new projects. The book makes sure to show her larger than life interiors as well as making sure that there are plenty of photographs of Kelly herself to keep you intrigued.
As a child I used to watch my mother craft wreathes and baskets out of grape vines that were harvested off of the family nursery. I was always amazed by how she shaped and twisted these vines and created something new. Patrick Dougherty an installation artist based in Chapel Hill, NC takes this idea and use of material to a whole new level. I was introduced to his work on the blog Garden History Girl which is a very interesting blog and worth looking at for sure. I am amazed and intrigued by the whimsical nature of these installations and the ephemeral quality that they have. It would be very interesting to watch one of these over a period of time and see how they break down on site and change. You can go to the Stickworks webpage here.