Monday, March 11, 2013

A Plant By Any Other Name

Last week, I went to the fabulous Sunset Nursery for an ivy plant and got completely sidetracked in the ground cover section. Just looking at all that springy moss and young clover made me so happy that I was compelled to bring some grassiness home, not for planting in my yard but for enjoying indoors.

I call this arrangement "Tom Branson" (a la "Downton Abbey") because it's a hunk of Irish moss transplanted into an heirloom silver bowl.  After some initial resistance, it's settling in quite nicely.

This one's the "The Williamsburger" because it's artistically unkempt, upwardly mobile and living in an ultra modern pad built by an international designer.

This arrangement is still looking for a name. It's working some big hair and some major bling. Any ideas? 

24 comments:

clairethinking said...

It's got to be the Beyonce!

clairethinking said...

It's got to be the Beyonce!

Thérèse said...

"Uncle Hairy"

pve design said...

What about Lord and Lady Chia.
pve

Hadley Makes said...

Maybe the Nouveau Riche Californian?

katiedid said...

Who's got more bling than Queen Liz?

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

lovely pictures Lisa

Jeanne Henriques said...

Because the pot reminds me of a visit to Marrakech... 'akush'..because every woman needs a little mystery in her life..

The name Marrakech originates from the Amazigh (Berber) words mur (n) akush, which means "Land of God."

ask and you will recieve.... :)

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

You guys are all so clever. Lots of smiles over here in Hollywood!

nancysbaldwin said...

Like Claire, I immediately thought "Beyonce" ... but isn't there a big metal chicken out there with the same name?

www.mysoulfulhome.com said...

Hey Lisa,
Sunset nursery looks great. I am always exploring new plant purveyors. Have you been to Rolling Greens in Culver City? I love visiting there...great plant selection & more pots than you can imagine. I think the name of that last one should be David Lee ( as in David Lee...back in the Day!) LMK what you think about that...
Kelly

www.mysoulfulhome.com said...

Oops...left off his sur name...( not enough tea yet )
David Lee Roth of course!
Kelly :)

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

I see Tina Turner singing what's love got to do with it.

Camille Farias said...

The Kardashian?

Hadley Court said...

Dallas-the home of big hair!
HadleyCourt.com

teamgloria said...

The Ivana?

big hair and bling.

she just came to mind ;-)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

J Lo all the way! Nothing makes me happier than visiting a nursery and adopting plants. That's a great day!

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Don't you love succulents and these frothy little ground cover things? I am crazy about them now and they stay alive despite my best efforts. As my husband says when I come home, "Ahh, more victims!"

The Tom comment was quality! He looks quite cute in the silver. You've inspired me to get out there with the good weather and get a few more survivors.

Have a good weekend!

Kim

penelopebianchi said...

How about "just beautiful!"

That works!

Penelope

noreen said...

i can't wait to be inspired by the local plant shop - it's officially open, but closed due to the cold weather. hooray for your ground-covered inspirations.

somepinkflowers said...

{{ oh gawd
now you've got
me
naming
my floral arrangements ...

the basil plant
plopped into soup can
is call
The Warhol

but
thinking i'll just change it
to Andy ...}}

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