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 January 05, 2013 0 Comments
Pennsylvania is home to untold beautiful gardens and dedicated, passionate gardeners. It's a state filled with horticultural wonders (anyone who's visited the famed Longwood Gardens will attest). A Pennsylvania client named Georgia recently emailed us photos of her glorious spring-summer garden, lovingly filled with a palette of echinacea, roses, geranium and jasmine. Georgia's garden embraces the tradition of a classical landscape that is anchored by strong, architectural elements. We love the juxtaposition of her Akoris Garden Tuteurs against the traditional brick home, giving artful (and functional) structure to the looseness of her plantings.
Oh, and thank you, Georgia, for reminding us of the warmer, more colorful days ahead!