All posts tagged: gardening

Design Duo Chantal & Ryan of The Horticult Join Garden Eats Today

Photos courtesy of The Horticult Tucked away in one of La Jolla’s quiet seaside neighborhoods, you may not have known aboutΒ The Horticult’s “secret garden” but as you approach, the secret is out for sure, or should I say up? Just before entering you can see vivid chartreuse passion flower vines climbing up toward the sun along Horticult co-founder, Ryan’s recently created copper trellis. A look to the left and you’re met by the massive Feijoa Guava Tree branches that are almost in bloom. But when you finally walk through the gate to glance at The Horticult’s lush expanse, your jaw literally drops, mine still does- every single time I visit! Chantal and Ryan, co-creators of The Horticult have managed to conscientiously maximize every inch of their backyard garden– Ryan has a penchant for getting vertical with several new plant installments growing up along the walls. Chantal says the garden is her perfect oasis after long hours at the office. Please welcome friends and design-duo, Ryan and Chantal to Garden Eats! Garden Eats: Chantal, your writing …

You Could Be A Gardener

I haven’t always been a gardener. I’m not even sure I can officially call myself a gardener yet. I mean, I garden, but Kath, now she is a real gardener. Kath has taught me to be patient with my edibles; she’s been at this a long time and knows just what edible plant-life needs. I’ve always been able to keep a jungle thriving indoors and grew up in my grandmother’s garden, but until about 2011 I personally didn’t have a ton of edible gardening experience. When I consult to patients and with clients here at Garden Eats about food therapy I always suggest growing an edible garden. It doesn’t matter if it’s on your window-sill, balcony, in containers, on the roof… Wherever you can- you’d be surprised how many edibles you can grow in funky conditions and well! So many of us are quick to create a list of reasons why we can’t do something though- I love challenging this notion or belief in a constructive way. It’s a natural tendency of us humans- you …

Geometric Goddess Jen Asher of Terra Trellis Joins Us Today!

Today’s guest, Jen Asher, founder of Terra Trellis needs little introduction. Her vibrant creations are the architectural splendors modern gardens are made of. She’s been featured in Sunset Magazine’s new book on small space gardening and her designs can be found in gardens throughout the country. We were first introduced to Terra Trellis when doing research for an interview we were featured in several years ago. We remember suggesting the Gracie Arbor for the garden project we consulted about. Fast forward to our recent collaboration with The Horticult where we were happily acquainted in their garden with the Bee Bungalow. That afternoon I said, “I really need to interview Jen Asher and meet her in person!” And voila, here she is today. Let’s start with a view of our favorites, then get chatting. Garden Eats: What’s new for TerraTrellis and TerraSculpture coming this Spring and Summer? JA: We are very excited to introduce the Annabel Tipi Trellis and the Quinn Sculptural Tomato Cage. Both of these sculptural trellises have been in the works for a …

Out Smelling The Flowers, And Planting Them!

Hey everyone! We’ve been offline and in the walking, talking, real world the past two months. Christine has been finishing her book and I’ve been out and about helping plan gardens, giving a few fun garden talks and developing this year’s planting plans for our own personal gardens. We hope you enjoyed our guest feature with Mary Ann Lana of Hopscotch and Dandelions! She’s made some incredibly awesome and admiral changes to help clean up her family’s food choices and meal planning. They recently went all-organic and gluten free. Juli Novotny of Pure Mamas also recently dropped in to give us a candid look at how easy it really is to prioritize our time so that our kids get the very best organic, pesticide-free foods into their bodies! If you haven’t purchased your seeds yet, get on it, the non-GMO, organic ones are going fast! You can check out my guide here to make it simple and easy to choose the biggest variety of organic, non-GMO seeds. Our friends at Tendliving and AcroAma Organic Blends …

Garden Eats Gift-It Picks For The Week

If you’re anything like us, you find yourself holiday shopping all year round. With a mild addiction to websites like Etsy and Pinterest, it’s hard for us not to over here! If you’re still having a hard time finding personalized gifts for your gardening, foodie and eco-aware friends and family, here are this week’s Garden Eats picks. Happy shopping!  

Gardening Improves Well-Being

Looking for another fun and easy way to stay healthy? More research shows that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor and stave off risky modern diseases such as emphysema and lung cancer by working hard in the garden. University of Texas brings us the latest health benefits that gardeners can enjoy! Gardeners expose themselves to the sun, increasing levels of disease preventing vitamin D tend to eat fresh flavonal and antioxidant rich food by virtue of raising their own crops boost happiness, well-being and endurance by digging away in the dirt and sun Today’s Garden Eats tip comes to you via Natural News! Check out J. D. Heyes’ full-feature article here.