Is it a wall? Is it a planter? Is it a garden? Are you old enough that kneeling in the garden is too much work? Are you so young that you want your privacy, but want it green? Are you frustrated because you want a garden but you don’t have the space? Look at these fantastic planters, made to be stacked into a living wall. They are unlike any other living wall system being offered today, and they actually have room for years of sustainable growing. They are called Ortovaso – made by our fantastic terracotta manufacturer, Terrecotte San Rocco. Container gardening is accessible for almost any gardener and here’s why: Containers can be used when space is limited. They are suitable for almost any vegetable, herb or annual flower even if they demand large amounts of root-space. They can be placed to take advantage of sunny spots that aren’t suitable for raised beds or in-ground gardens. They need little or no weeding. They are portable, potable and pot-able and they will last forever.
Eye of the Day’s first pop-up location at the Stanford Shopping Center will take place June 14th through July 14th and one of our most important events on our Calendar of Events is a presentation on Saturday, July 13th by Star Apple Edible and Fine Gardening of the San Francisco Bay Area. Stefani Bittner and Leslie Bennett, co-founders of Star Apple will discuss how to grow organic fruits and vegetables, as well as make your garden a place of year-round beauty that is appealing, enjoyable, and most of all, functional.
Star Apple creates aesthetically designed, organic, edible gardens by providing landscape design, installation, and full-service maintenance and harvesting services – essentially whatever it takes to get you growing food.
They work to grow good, clean, organic food for their clients by building and protecting soil on site, planting and pruning for greater yields, and working with the natural ecosystems of the property to produce a dynamic, productive and beautiful garden. We hope that our Ortovaso might be included in their future designs.
Visit us at the Stanford Shopping Center and see what we are doing in containers: Italian terra cotta Ortovaso and more traditional Italian terra cotta, Greek terracotta, French planters and more. At the same time listen to Bay Area professionals talk about their passion and check out their new book, The Beautiful Edible Garden.