The title of the garden refers to the vernal equinox, which occured on Friday March 20th this year, and refers to hope. The garden was created as a tribute to "those who must come home bearing the heavy burden of physical challenges," and was designed for accessibility and affordability.
Our mission is to bring the timeless beauty and spiritual richness of tropical South-East Asia to our customers' gardens and homes by providing a collection of the region's finest artistry and craftsmanship.
Gardensia owner Sekti Artanegara, hopes to bring the essence of his Indonesian homeland to gardens and homes in the US. With the help of college-friend Handri, Sekti and his wife, Lisa C. Ho, fill their 6,000 foot Berkeley, California showroom with fine ornamental carvings, art stone statues, fountains, old teak architectural elements and furniture from workshops and villages in Java, Bali and other tropical getaways.
Another adventure field trip. I would like to be inspired.
I do. I have a living wall set sitting in the garage, waiting to go up. But I haven't had the time to round up an interesting collection of succulents. I went to the San Francisco Garden Show today, and rediscovered Succulent Gardens (www.sgplants.com). The growing grounds are at 2133 Elkhorn Road in Castroville, CA.
In Redwood City, homeowners are responsible for repair of the sidewalks in front of their houses. The sidewalk in my area was redone within the last 20 years -- maybe even just 8 years ago, but the tree roots are heaving up the sidewalk.
Note the lack of rebar. I sent an email to the repair people today. I wonder how long it will take and how much it will cost -- I'm responsible for 50% of the repair.
Friday I met with Helena Barrios Vincent, my architect, and Chris Storey, my contractor. Whoot! Permits are just a few weeks away. Chris is hoping that we can begin demolition the first week in November.
It turns out I will have to put in a bigger electrical box. Oh, well. There goes another big pile of $$$$.
Saturday I met with Sue Olson, the interior designer. We have a date for her to look at the house on September 10.
Tomorrow the cabinets for the garage are being installed, so I'll be able to put some stuff away. Progress!