…is the title of the story written by Wildflowering L.A. site #44 owner Jennifer Mandel, just posted on Zócalo Public Square… “A few weeks ago, a guy from Wildflowering LA came to take away the sign; we had him take one last picture of us with it in our scraggly and faun-colored yard. We were sad ..
…a favored source of garden bed and pathway mulch, is procured this afternoon from the nearby Glendale horsey feed and seed shop, prompted by some wilty annual veg plants suffering in the recent summer-like 100 deg..
…to those who made the culminating Wildflowering L.A. show/event last weekend possible… Genny Arnold and Lili Singer (Theodore Payne Foundation) / Michelle Matthews and Veronica Franco (The Shed) / Leigh Adams, Erin Harkey, Joshua Link, Tom McKenzie, Brooke Sauer, Andy Wilcox, Richard Schulhof (director, The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens) / the volunteers Carolyn Gray Anderson, Noe Gaytan, Sara Abed, Ernesto Perez, Jeremy ..
…spring show/events next weekend, April 26 & 27, for which I’ll be taping out a massive 40′ x 70′ freeway map of LA county, upon which the 50 sites will be marked by fresh wildflower cuttings – ideally brought by the owners themselves on Saturday – so that visitors will be able to take a ..
In November 2013 owners of of 50 selected sites across Los Angeles county were prescribed one of four custom wildflower seed mixes based on their location. Participants were responsible for sowing, watering, weeding, and occasionally hunting gophers. Over the past few weeks we have been receiving reports from these Wildflowering L.A. sites. The first accounts ..
…this hot sunny winter’s afternoon brought together participants from many of the 50 sites across the county to the wild foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains of the Theodore Payne Foundation (a favorite place in the Los Angeles area, a special sanctuary to consider what our land was like before it was urbanized, and a primary inspiration for the Wildflowering L.A. project) ..
…were just written up by Theodore Payne Foundation‘s Genny Arnold for the participants at the 50 Wildflowering LA sites across LA County: California is experiencing its driest year on record. Compound scant rainfall with persistent, drying Santa Ana winds, and we find our landscapes becoming stressed. We can learn about what our urban gardens will ..
…is the recurring question coming from many of the 50 participating Wildflowering LA sites across LA county, and here is Theodore Payne Foundation‘s Genny Arnold detailed response: It’s exciting to see wildflower seedlings emerge and grow. However, it can be disconcerting to observe weeds coming up right beside them! This common problem in sowing wildflower meadows ..
…small yellow Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa), have been reported blooming over the past few days from various Wildflowering L.A. sites across the county, signaling the first wildflowers of the season. (Check out the images and updates on the Instagram and Twitter feed page, or drive by the confirmed locations at sites #17, #18, and #37 to see for ..
…at the Los Angeles Arboretum was just removed today in preparation for a long term project I am in the early stages of planning, but initially as the flagship of 50 sites across Los Angeles County for Wildflowering L.A. (our first public workshop is at the Arboretum this Sun..
…to all of the family, friends, neighbors, and local volunteers who came out to help establish Edible Estate #15 this weekend! Catherine Schoenherr, John Schoenherr, Andrea Schoenherr, Stanley Leonard, Aaron Schoenherr, Kristin Beardsley, Roseann Schoenherr, Ken, Sarah Schultz, Eric Crosby, Anna Bierbrauer, Ashley Duffalo, Bartholomew Ryan, Will Gobeli, Bridget Mendel, Larry and Mary Haeg, Danny ..
…at Edible Estate #15 in Woodbury was a bit more tranquil than the heavy-duty sod/rock/log/dirt moving yesterday, but still hectic with hundreds of plants, trees, shrubs, vines, and seeds of many varieties being set out by myself and landscape architect Anna Bierbrauer – in the beds established the day before – for teams of friends, ..
…installation with the hands of over 50 volunteers gets us farther along than I had hoped, finishing the day with most of the lawn rolled up and piled in mounds covered with fresh compost, vegetable beds bermed up to the back of a log circle, a U-shaped woodland path under the existing crab apple, a ..
…of the Woodbury, Minnesota residence where we are laying out the first design marks of Edible Estate #15 this afternoon make it seem like aimless drunken teens went on a joyride spinning out a perfect circle – but it is actually marking the only bit of grass that will be left when we are done ..
…commissioned by the Walker Art Center for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden tonight was proceeded by a mad dash for some teapots and tea party accoutrements to Wendy at Practical Goods in St. Paul – where I have already been sourcing everything for the Domestic Integrities installation opening in the galleries August 8th – and a ..
…has been evolving since the substantially sized Woodbury front lawn site was selected a few weeks ago, but we need to get real since it hits the ground on Friday with the design laid out on the lawn, on Saturday with dirt/wood/rock moving, and on Sunday with planting and mulching – so during my sacred ..
…saw a bunch of fruit trees planted in a gentle arc on the north side of the front lawn, hundreds of strawberry cuttings inserted in the terraced slope along the street, a series of cute little herb gardens in triangular raised beds installed, a seating semi-circle of logs placed, a wild area of berries planted, ..
…in the suburban development of Hammel outside of Aarhus, Denmark got off to a slow start this morning with only a small fraction of the 65 architecture students on hand to do the brute manual labor of boulder, log, and dirt moving, but when they finally did show up in force the garden took shape ..
…just steps from the site of Edible Estate #14 at the Pederson residence is one of my favorite things about the site, so down the street a few houses we go, entering into the dappled spring green shade with wheel barrows and bags in hand to gather things for the garden – long branches for ..
…in Stockholm this afternoon where everyone is soaking up the rays after a long winter, and though it is still a bit chilly to my sensitive LA constitution, the sun is already leaning towards it’s summer solstice here with sunset at 9:15 and sunris..