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Book Review: Bonsai and Penjing (Win a Free Copy!)

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I am pleased to once again be asked by Tuttle Publishing to preview a book and write a review for my blog. Like with my previous reviews, they are offering a free copy to one of my followers as well! … Continue reading

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Miraloma Mediterranean Curb Appeal: Design for Flora Grubb Gardens

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Like with my last posted garden design, this little number involved designing a pieced front garden and rear garden, with a container planting for inside a courtyard entrance in SF’s Miraloma neighborhood. This, too, was a design I did last … Continue reading

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Miraloma Hilltop Garden: Design for Flora Grubb Gardens

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A big part of my growth in plant palette over the past six-plus years working at Flora Grubb Gardens has been in palms. Prior to working at the nursery, I naively thought I knew the five or so palms of … Continue reading

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boZannical Design + Installation: Small and Semi-Formal

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Sometime last fall I was contacted by a friend of a friend to see about designing and planting a very small patch of front garden for his condo up the hill from us near the Seward Slides. After a bit … Continue reading

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boZannical Commission: Moss Sculptures for Dropbox

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In the several months since my last post I’ve been extremely busy with installations and designs, both freelance and through my job. One of the most exciting and rewarding projects to ever come my way just installed this past week … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement: Urban Agriculture

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I’ve been busy with all sorts of installations and maintenance lately, and am behind on getting the photos posted. I’m thrilled to be asked to do another upcoming speaking engagement, though! A friend and former classmate who’s involved with the San … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement: Vertical Gardening DIY for Bromeliad Society

I’m getting lots of opportunities to speak at events and workshops lately. Love it! Tonight I’ll be putting my varied vertical gardening expertise to use as I do a presentation and demonstration at the monthly meeting of the Bromeliad Society … Continue reading

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Book Review: Keiko’s Ikebana (and Giveaway!)

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Like with my last book review on Bountiful Bonsai, I have once again been given the opportunity to review a book. Courtesy of the folks at Tuttle Publishing, I will be able to select a winner to WIN A FREE … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement: Permeable Hardscaping Lecture & Workshop

Another speaking engagement! On Saturday, May 16, I will be speaking once again on a topic related to coping with the historic drought: Permeable Hardscaping. My talk is being hosted by Garden for the Environment, the organic demonstration garden on 7th and … Continue reading

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boZannical Design + Installation: Colorful Succulents and Grasses in Balboa Park

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I was so pleased when a friend of ours asked me to redesign an area of their back garden in the Balboa Park neighborhood of San Francisco. We had excavated a weedy area and bricked it in for them last … Continue reading

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