June 29, 2012 :: Posted by Julie Blakeslee
S- whoa. We've been a wee bit in the weeds. Quick ATX update.
The Hades garden had a major set back when sophisticated east side plant thieves stole several of the more choice selections that i had so carefully mail ordered and then nursed to happiness. quite dispiriting i confess. In spite, i let the garden wallow with the gaping holes in the ground until in a hormonal frenzy i got back out there and replanted it- albeit with some cruel choices. Fish hook cactus Mr. Rustler?
Here's what Dr Robin pulled out my toe 2 weeks later after I tripped over my own trap moments before an appointment. (but it's nothing in comparison to the sun spots on my hands- look at that?!)
But now all is growing in well enough for a first year garden. The mullien is blooming- will it really turn black?
A "red" pumpkin that we are trying to hide from the rustlers.
In other news, I just got back from a quick trip from LA and Palm Springs. I do love that the dishabille of the Chateau Marmont extends to it's garden areas.
I feel like everything here has to be so neat and tidy. The confidence that you are cool enough to have something be real is true sprezzatura. But it's all in the details non?
We also popped out to the Parker meridian in Palm Springs to see the Elysian designed landscape. Which is cute- but tidier in spite of an attempt at overgrown insouciance. Admittedly, overgrown is harder to achieve in the desert. But as charming as the Parker is- the Marmont feels actually authentic- but i think even this "fakeness" is on purpose at the Parker, which is in itself quite genius. landscapes talk. more soon. xojb