Plants, Stone, California Landscapes


Eichler Party

A couple of weekends back, we went to a party in one of the gardens we installed this spring. I realized that this doesn’t happen all that often, that we don’t often get to see people out using and enjoying the spaces that we create, and that we don’t often hang out in and enjoy those spaces ourselves, so it was really nice to be in one of our gardens in something other than a professional context.

It was also interesting because the project was at an Eichler house. Eichler was a developer in the 50’s and 60’s who built homes in the California modern style, mostly in the Bay Area. The homes are known for their vision of California indoor/outdoor living, often with floor-to-ceiling glass looking out on the backyards, and it was nice to see that in action. The house and garden really do have a seamless transition.

5 Responses to “Eichler Party”

  1. September 10th, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Town Mouse says:

    Wow, what a house! What a garden! Glad you go to enjoy it.
    (Come over for a cup of tea on the mini-patio you built for me any time. Regrettably, we don’t have parties there ;->)

  2. September 10th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    ryan says:

    I would definitely enjoy a cup of tea. I still have a lemon lily to deliver at some point too.

  3. September 10th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Megan says:

    I’m loving the yak fur fescue! Hope to see more and more of this. Great before and after.

  4. September 12th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    ryan says:

    Somehow I doubt they’ll start marketing it as the yak fur fescue, but I agree it would be great to see it become more common. Besides the environmental advantages, it would be great to see the yak fur aesthetics catch on with more people.

  5. September 13th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    lostlandscape (James) says:

    I second the love for the lumpy fescue. It reminds me of carex “lawns” but looks like it fills in a lot quicker and might be more dependable. The occasional surprises blooming out of it give it a nice meadow vibe.

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