We needed to cut back some of our roses, and the “Eden Climber” makes for the most simple and elegant arrangements to brighten the office. Officially named “Pierre de Ronsard,” she’s a truly stunning, romantic rose, and we use her … Continue reading
The gardens are exploding with color and scent, and we’re very busy in the office right now. So that means…more critter photos. Who knew that wrapping Cavalier Spaniels in bubble wrap makes them look like little plastic sheep? Who knew … Continue reading
The folks over at Houzz.com have featured a couple of our gardens again, this time in an article on “Reimagining the Rose Garden.” Click here to read it!
Parisian Courtyard in Pasadena
This intimate garden in Pasadena was just featured in Apartment Therapy, one of our favorite interior design websites. The slideshow above includes a process shot of faux-finishing the custom-designed trellis, as well as a “before” photo. Click here to see … Continue reading
Victorian Storybook on HGTV
The lovely folks over at HGTV came to interview Heather about the Victorian Storybook garden. Their gorgeous video beautifully captures the magic of the garden. Check it out above, or click here.
Our friends at Sunset Magazine have featured us in their latest issue! It’s a great article on how groundcover and hardscape can be woven together to create graphically exciting garden designs. For a preview, check out their website here. Then … Continue reading
Spring has finally arrived, which locally has meant both sunshine and thunderstorms. The gardens aren’t confused though. Here’s what a quick “shoot-around” this morning yielded.
The gardens are heavily laden with an almost overwhelming blend of scents. Constellations of Pittosporum undulatum blooms sparkle in the canopy above, pouring out thick, sweet perfume. Clouds of Jasminum polyanthum float through trellises and archways, tilting tiny torpedoes skyward. … Continue reading
Last week saw a mini fashion show at Lenkin Design: the runway was the dining room table and the models were floral centerpieces! Designed by Tommy Farmer Studios in Pasadena, these elegant beauties were vying to strut their stuff at … Continue reading
Tile: From the Old World to the New
As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, last summer Heather traveled to Spain and Portugal to source handmade tile. While in Spain, she was inspired by geometric abstraction integral to the Moorish architecture found throughout the South. Much of … Continue reading
Coming Up… Like a Flower
Even as the gardens are crisscrossed with trenches and littered with the debris of rebuilding, Nature continues in her usual course unperturbed. The presaging of Spring is literally in the air, as the mornings are scented by Pittosporum undulatum trees, … Continue reading
It’s been over two months since the ferocious windstorms of last December ravaged the Pasadena area, and the cleanup continues. When the gales uprooted trees and exploded our electrical panel here at Lenkin Gardens, it also took the garden lighting … Continue reading