Posted by Terra Trellis on September 02, 2013 0 Comments
Like fashion, gardens are now transitioning from their vibrant summer looks into the more muted tones of the fall season. Our summer was loaded with horticultural and design inspiration, bursting with color and texture from diverse landscapes coast to coast. Below is a photo journal of some magical summer moments; a mashup of images from private potager gardens, to island farms to spectacular public spaces.
Above: The summer landscape of the High Line in New York City is a breathtaking study in contrasts.
Above: Grasses, flowering perennials and trees weave interesting tapestries throughout the High Line gardens.
Above: Horticulture and architecture collide along the former elevated train tracks of the High Line.
Above: Fields of Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan) pop in a private New England garden.
Above: Echinacea 'Purpurea' (Purple Cone Flower) patch in New England.
Above: This hoop-house/greenhouse crawls through the gardens of Nip 'N Tuck organic farm on Martha's Vineyard.
Above: Planting asparagus and broccoli seedlings at Nip 'N Tuck organic farm on Martha's Vineyard.
Above: Native grasses frame vibrant pink mallows along a barrier beach pond on Martha's Vineyard.
Above: Akoris Garden Tuteurs support summer tomatoes in a raised modern potager garden by Elow Landscape Design in Los Angeles.
Above: Our Mira Garden Trellis Sr. does double time as a trellis and work of art in a California summer garden. Edible and ornamental plants include Distictus 'Buccinatoria' (Blood Red Trumpet Vine), artichokes and Rosemary.
Above: Our sculptural new Bird Cafe birdfeeder sits atop the Akoris Garden Tuteur Sr. in a southern California landscape. Plants in this edible/ornamental summer garden include raspberry vine, succulents, Rosemary and Wisteria Sinensis.
Above: A Gracie Modern Arbor supports Distictus 'Rivers' (Royal Trumpet Vine) and frames a birdbath, creating a stunning modern composition in a California front yard.
Posted by Terra Trellis on May 30, 2013 0 Comments
It's artichoke season on California.
During a photoshoot for our new Sculptural Wildlife Habitats (Bee Bungalow, Birdy Bungalow and Birdy Cafe -blog post to come!) we stumbled upon a gorgeous un-staged scene in our edible garden studio that took our breath away. It involved a fruiting artichoke, a bougainvillea 'Orange King' an Akoris Garden Tuteur Sr. in Berry color and a Mira Garden Trellis Sr. in Aubergine color.
We can't help but smile when we see how close the Aubergine color on the trellis matches the underbelly of the artichoke. Each custom color of our TerraTrellis palette is inspired by nature. Case in point.
Posted by Terra Trellis on April 01, 2013 0 Comments
Our Gracie Modern Arbor is gracing the pages of this month's Sunset Magazine and we couldn't be more thrilled!
"Anything but ordinary, this circular trellis is a sculpture you can walk through. In Sunset’s test garden, our “moon gate” entrance to veggie beds is also an ideal support for scarlet runner beans. Vine-covered or bare, it makes a big statement. The rustproof steel hoop measures 80 inches across and comes in seven vivid colors (we chose Kumquat). Each structure is handcrafted in Los Angeles by a sculpture and design studio."
Sunset garden editor Johanna Silver brilliantly planted scarlet runner bean seeds at the base of the arbor. Within two months she had a stunning masterpiece and a new gateway to the edible gardens in the magazine's California headquarters. A true work of living, functional art in the garden.
Before: Designer and garden writer Rebecca Sweet of Gossip in the Garden posted this "before" photo of the Gracie when she recently visited Sunset's test gardens. With or without scarlet runner beans, the Gracie makes quite a statement!
Any climbing plant will grow in harmony with the Gracie Modern Arbor, but here are just a few more ideas for pairings:
Posted by Terra Trellis on June 14, 2012 0 Comments
This just in: an innovative idea from our client Leslie Ford. Leslie artistically trained cherry tomatoes on the left and passion flower on the right of her kumquat Gracie Modern Arbor to create a very striking piece of visual (and edible!) modern art. Beautiful and functional composition. Brava, Leslie!