It's not quite spring (hell, it's not even close to spring), but the ice has melted from the city's fountains and temps are back up to a cool mid-50s. That, coupled with the current events unfolding at home (Dan and I are in the negotiating period of buying our first house, which actually has a small yard!), and today's Dallas Morning News coverage of all things gardening has got me on a quest for flora, which, until we actually move out of our apartment on April 1, will remain mostly in my imagination.In gardening news today (control your yawns—this is actually pretty cool stuff), San Francisco's much-lauded Flora Grubb Gardens now sells flat, wall-mountable planters designed to hold tiny succulents that create a natural wall decoration. For 99 bucks, you get a 20”x20” tray with 45 slanted planting cells designed to support plants and soil once the thing is mounted. Voila!
Vertical Garden. (FYI this is meant to be displayed outdoors) For more enticing photos, see Flora's blog.
In Dallas, two new garden shops have opened: regional chain Under the Sun (7124 Campbell Road), and Downing Hill (3016 Greenville Ave.), which specializes in locally made garden accents, like gurgle pots, and yes, garden gnomes.