BOOK REVIEW: PLANTING IN A POST-WILD WORLD Though most of their readers might be other designers, Thomas Rainer and Claudia West’s Planting in a Post-Wild World offers plenty of information for non-professionals as well. The book shows how to design and maintain an ecological landscape and does so in a beautifully, clear way. One of the most helpful sections of the book suggests viewing a landscape in four different layers: Structural Layer: comprised of the year-round key parts of a
Contained in our blog, Eye on the Garden, you will find interviews with garden professionals, landscape architects, designers and contractors discussing topics ranging from water conservation, how they choose a particular planter, to their design aesthetic. We also often include a story on one of our manufacturers or a new shipment that has arrived at Eye of the Day. We like to showcase garden related books in a monthly review and share a seasonal recipe and cocktail. Brent shares his wanderings in and out of his garden and we’re always on the lookout for new topics to discuss in Eye on the Garden.
Nina Kincaid is the person behind Coco Rose Design, a floral design company specializing in elegant and charming weddings. Her Instagram account is a constant feed of beautiful floral arrangements from pretty and sweet bouquets to bold and bright centerpieces. Based in Santa Barbara but also drawing from her Hawaiian roots, Nina's work is marked by flowers and plants that are both romantic and environmentally conscious. Her floral design for a wedding at El Encanto in the foothills of Santa
Garden Design’s Spring Issue Now Shipping - Get Yours! Subscribe before April 15th, 2017 and get this issue free when you subscribe! Go to https://www.gardendesign.com/eye If you haven’t seen Garden Design magazine yet, the current issue is a great one to start off with! There are no ads in Garden Design. Yes, you read that right—no ads. Just 148 pages of beautiful gardens and plants delivered to you each quarter. These are more like books. Many of the stories unfold over 8 to
Garden Recipes | Bye Bye Seasonal Citrus Salad Here’s a recipe for a last hurrah of the citrus season. But, no tears now…spring fruit is on the horizon! Citrus Salad with Some Spice ¼ cup sugar ½ tsp red pepper flakes ¼ cup (packed) cilantro, plus more for serving 4 blood oranges 4 clementines 2 navel oranges 2 tangerines Combine sugar, cilantro, red pepper flakes and ¼ cup water in a small saucepan. Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Strain cilantro
Garden Cocktails: Blood Orange - The Midwick Sally Blood Oranges are nearing the end of their season, but don’t forsake our favorite citrus yet, use them with gusto! They are called Blood Oranges for their deep red flesh and rosy blush on the skin, and are the perfect blend of juicy, sweet and tart. Traditionally grown in Italy, Blood Oranges are popular with chefs for use in creating amazing sauces, sorbets and desserts and cocktails. These sunny citrus gems should be firm and heavy
In a Glazed Daze in Italy: Glazed terracotta pottery From concrete planters to Italian terracotta pots, custom glazing has been one of Eye of the Day’s strengths for over fifteen years. We are sometimes amazed by the wild colors envisioned by one designer after another for special colors or finishes, but always try to provide what each designer or client requests. Either the beauty, quality and history of the colorful kiln-fired glazes produced by our most treasured American manufacturer,