Friday, July 17, 2020


Over the course of the last many months I have been (thankfully) overloaded with designing gardens that are partaking in the turf rebate.  I literally found myself working on enough designs that I did not have enough time or energy to do anything else.  Then covid-19 happened and making videos/posts became less important.  In fact I only made one in May.

These times have been emotionally a thing to deal with and my new normal as I new it was not longer the same.  The coffee shop I used to go to daily was a place that could no longer sit at.  My favorite Persian restaurant temporarily closed.  The worse however, was when I could no longer hug my mother.  Since mid March I have not even touched her.  This is weird but that being said, I am willing to do whatever it takes to speed the eradication of this madness.  My new normal involves a mask that I proudly wear.  What ever it takes to fight this bitch, I am in.

That being said I don't want to neglect this space or my YouTube channel.  I want to still produce more content.  So in the next coming weeks I am going to make some videos and posts about how I have been running my business during this time etc.  I also want to do an updated house tour and since I last uploaded my patio refresh video, I have added more plants and things.

The picture you see on this post is me wearing the one accessory that I never thought I would have to wear on the daily, but here we are.  Whatever it takes to eradicate this bitch!

Stay tuned...

Friday, May 15, 2020


I live in a 424 square foot condo with only 50 square feet of usable patio space to use as my garden.  I new that it needed an overhaul, but was not sure about the direction I wanted to go in.  So when photowall reached out to me about doing a post collaboration, I was intrigued.  I looked at their website and found a print that drew me in and inspired the color palette for this makeover.

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Some of the products I used in this makeover:
Art print:
Pocket planter:
Outdoor fabric:

The plants that I used:
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn' - McMinn Manzanita
Dudleya (various species)
Frageria californica 'Hybrid Pink' - Woodland Strawberry
Gambelia juncea 'Gran Canon' - Baja Bush Snapdragon
Myrica californica - Pacific Wax Myrtle
Salvia 'Bees Bliss' - Bees Bliss Sage
Salvia clevelandii 'Whirly Blue' - Whirly Blue Cleveland Sage
Trichostema lanatum - Woolly Blue Curls

Friday, January 10, 2020


When I moved into this condo I knew that I would not be in need of the pantry.  Rather then letting the space get wasted, I decided to turn it into a cat room.  The perfect place for the litter, food etc.  In this video I show you how I revamped it a bit.