Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WHAT DO I DESIGN

I get asked a ton of questions about my design business, more specifically what do I design?  I thought I would make this video to answer that question.  Am I a licensed contractor and do I do landscape maintenance?  What specific type of designs do I do?  All this and more questions are answered in this video.



On Friday I will upload a video about my design process.  You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified when that video is posted or when I post other drought tolerant content.  Also on a side note I have created a kit called the landscape design checklist kit that gives you all the tools that you need to hire the right designer.  You can get it here.

Friday, February 17, 2017

DIY PLANTER IN BEDROOM

Gardening is much like a science lab.  You can experiment with any plant or in this case any planter. In this video I turn a wine holder into a planter.  Its fun and quirky but also super functional.  You can turn just about anything into a planter.



If you have done any cool DIY projects then comment below and let me know what you have done.

Friday, February 10, 2017

500 + PLANTS IN HER BROOKLYN APARTMENT

When I first move into  my new 424 square foot condo a year ago I thought that having an indoor garden would not be possible.  First off I have two cats what will chew on everything and secondly would I even have enough space.  Then one day I came across this video of Summer Rayne Oakes, a Brooklyn resident who has over 500 plants in her apartment.  This just blew me away.   If she can have that many plants that are thriving then why can't I.  I am suppose to be the professional landscape designer that helps others with their garden but have none of my own to speak of.

So I decided to try with a few.  That is what gardening is anyways right?  A science lab where you get to play, experiment and try various things.  In my case some plants are doing really well and other bit the dust.  Failure must happen in order to succeed.  Right?  The other benefit of this experiment is that you are bringing plants into your home that are good for the indoor air quality.  Now I don't intend to have as many as Summer does but enough anyways.  This video made by Barcroft TV shows her apartment and all her plants.



I am curious if you have every experimented with indoor gardening.  If so then comment below and let me know.  Do you have 500 + plants indoors?