08 February 2012

Dot Com Bloom: We're in Living Magazine!

Last night, I had this crazy dream that we were in the March 2012 issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. It was wild!



Behind the scenes...

Garden editor Stephen Orr helps photographer Juliana Sohn get the light just right.


Taking photos in the front garden pre-French 75's, but they are on our mind!. Click here for a recipe.

19 comments:

Bluestem said...

Congratulations! Nice spread.

Abbey said...

Cool! Nice spread.

Nancy said...

WOW Congrats! Your garden looks wonderful!

Dan said...

Great job, guys. I like your stealth hippy-garden idea. I only wish more people were willing to think outside the box up here in north Austin where boring lawns reign supreme.

Carolyn Hestand Kennedy said...

Lovely! Yall deserve it. Congratulations!

Pam/Digging said...

Wow, Lee, how did this happen?! Did you know Stephen Orr beforehand? Is the issue out, and is it the one with Big Red Sun in it and Lotusland on the cover? You're a star!

Pam/Digging said...

Trying to figure out when they shot your garden, Lee. Was it last spring? I see you had an aloe in bloom.

Cindy at enclos*ure said...

Beautiful garden! Congratulations.

Tina said...

Congratulations! Your garden looks like it has a very Austin-vibe to it, so it's a nice one to profile.

LindaCTG said...

Yahoo! Can't wait to see it. I'm so glad it worked out with Stephen. His CTG interview airs later this spring.

Lee said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for the kudos. Really exciting for us Grackles. Even Bodi got a shout-out in the iPad version (he's a scene-stealer, that one).

Lee said...

Hey Pam. MSL actually found us through the blog, and that's how we met the fabulous Stephen Orr. He came into town on a book tour for his book Tomorrow's Garden (which is one of the best garden books we own) and the rest is history! I feel honored to be on the same pages with all of these other amazing folks.

David said...

I just saw your spread in MSLiving and decided to check out your blog. Your garden is beautiful and inspiring to me! I'm in Houston and I love native plant gardens. I can't wait to read more of your blog. Congrats!! :)

Pam/Digging said...

Thanks for the scoop, Lee. Just goes to show the power of blogging!

Anne said...

I saw the article in MS - now I will follow your blog. I'm in Houston and like to see ideas for our "challenging" weather!

thetexasrealestatelady said...

Fab!!! I'm also in Houston!!! What's the foundation for the pea gravel . I did that but the weeds kept growing thru it. I just gave up. I thought it was going to b low maintenance with no yard work . It wasn't. How did you Do it? Mary

Anonymous said...

I live just north of Houston.Saw your garden in MSL. Hubbie and I have been kicking around ideas for back yard. I hate grass as much as carpet & need a low-maitenance yard that will stand up to four dogs. What kind of underlayment is under your gravel & how do you keep debris out of it? Have an oak tree that drops acorns & the neighbors' pine trees never keep the needles to themselves.

Lee said...

Hello to the Houstonites! Sounds like both of you are interested in the pea gravel patios and walkways. I wouldn't recommend having a layer of pea gravel more than 1 in, as it gets too mushy to walk on. For a base, we used about 4 inches of decomposed granite, but I've also heard recommended road base, which is think is a heavier, larger gravel. The benefit of the latter is that it might be harder for weeds to take hold. Weeds do come up in ours, but they are pretty easy to pull out, and a lot more fun that mowing a lawn. In terms of maintenance, we just run a simple metal rake over them from time to time to smooth them out and pick up all the seeds, leaves and debris. Its a very Zen activity...

Pea gravel is definitely not maintenance free, but I have found it to be pretty easy to keep looking fine.

Anonymous said...

Just now got to that article in MSL and came over! I'm in NW Austin and thinking about converting over the huge useless water-hogging green lawns into part garden, part child playland, part my vision of an "Austin-y" yard. Thanks for the inspiration here!