Category Archives: Martha Stewart

Spy Garden iPhone

Spy Garden mobile…

Storm rolling in

Storm rolling in

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Home Depot is very conveniently located near Spy Garden and cheaper than the non-big-box nurseries (that are plentiful near Spy Garden). And Martha Stewart likes Home Depot and has product lines there. And Martha Stewart is awesome. Ergo, prior to the St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine photoshoot I took a couple trips to Home Depot for fall flowers and plants. Here I am:

Home Depot's just so convenient.

Home Depot’s just so convenient. hahaha

The next time I’m in search of plants, I’d like to check out Fahr’s and Passiglia’s: both have been in business since 1950!

Swing...

Swing…

...ing

…ing

A painting by my very talented coworker.

A painting by my very talented coworker.

She paints so meticulously! After seeing her paintings it makes me want to gain patience when I paint. Since I always stick to the…

Lazy method of painting with jagged, spontaneous strokes and no attention to details. haha

Lazy method of painting with jagged, spontaneous strokes and no attention to details. haha

Garden Cat Nap

Garden Cat Nap

Weeee!

Weeee!

iPhone Garden Sunset

iPhone Garden Sunset

House in St. Louis (this shot is from Smoochie's iphone)

House in St. Louis (this shot is from Smoochie’s iphone)

St. Louis Art Museum

St. Louis Art Museum

Sightseeing. James Rosenquist. 1962 (at the St. Louis Art Museum)

Sightseeing. James Rosenquist. 1962 (at the St. Louis Art Museum)

James Rosenquist started his career as a billboard painter, creating advertisements and images of consumer goods on a monumental scale. His early training is evident in this work—vibrantly painted colors, block lettering, and enlarged details of recognizable imagery, in this case a bouquet of roses. Rosenquist drew inspiration for this painting from the back of a tour bus he regularly saw while painting signs in New York City’s Times Square. Sightseeing blurs the line between banal tourism and the supposedly elevated act of viewing art in a gallery or museum. (source St. Louis Art Museum)

Raindrops on Roses (knockout rose bush)

Raindrops on Roses (knockout rose bush)

Baby

Baby

Western clouds at sunrise

Western clouds at sunrise

Click here for a great article about protecting plants from frost by Maria from Sweet Domesticity. The picture reminds me of Christo and Jeanne Claude.

The Jewel Box

Baby painting still life of tomatoes and the Spy making a crack-proof thing around an egg.

Baby painting still life of tomatoes and the Spy making a crack-proof thing around an egg.

Using straws and tape (and about a 60 minute time limit) try and build something that will protect an egg from dropping to the ground.

Egg Drop Batting Practice

Egg Drop Batting Practice

You can also use paper and bubble wrap (in addition to straws and tape).

The Spy and his friend

The Spy and his friend

Yolk

Yolk

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Hahahaaa

Hahahaaa

Belgian White Carrot Seed Head

Belgian White Carrot Seed Head

Delice de la Table (melon; like cantaloupe)

Delice de la Table (melon; like cantaloupe)

Rouge Vif d'Etampes

Rouge Vif d’Etampes

7.30.14

7.30.14

Yellow Blooms on Red Romaine seed heads (and nasturtium in the background)

Yellow Blooms on Red Romaine seed heads (and nasturtium in the background)

Love in a mist (nigella) seed pods drying out and feverfew in the background

Love in a mist (nigella) seed pods drying out and feverfew in the background

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Red romaine blossoms (nasturtiums in the background)

Red romaine blossoms (nasturtiums in the background)

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Red Romaine and Nasturtiums (and the garden living room)

Red Romaine and Nasturtiums (and the garden living room)

Harlequin Marigold

Harlequin Marigold

Rouge Vif d'Etampes pumpkin

Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin

Dexie

Dexie

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Red

Red

Balloons

Balloons

Daniel Boone Bridge

Daniel Boone Bridge

Missouri River

Missouri River

Horses in Fog

Horses in Fog

Fog in Missouri River Valley

Fog in Missouri River Valley

Baby at School

Baby at School

Forest School

Forest School

And in other cool structures…

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box

Blooms at the Jewel Box

Blooms at the Jewel Box

Built in 1936

Built in 1936

Awesomest green house: we need a (smaller) version!

Awesome green house: we need a (smaller) version!

Pretty Jewel Box

Pretty Jewel Box

7.27.14

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Leaves Pruned (from Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale)

Leaves Pruned (from Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale)

From left: Corn/Sunflowers, "Sunset" Lettuce going to seed,

From left: Corn/Sunflowers, “Sunset” Lettuce going to seed and nasturtiums as ground cover

Tree pose on coffee table in the garden living room

Tree pose on coffee table in the garden living room

Garden…

Living

Living

Room

Room

Maggie and Spy Sister/Aunt Spy

Maggie and Spy Sister/Aunt Spy

Trellis

Trellis

Rouge de Vif D'Etampes pumpkins growing on trellis

Rouge de Vif D’Etampes pumpkins growing on trellis

Harlequin Marigold

Harlequin Marigold

Doodles by the Spy

Doodles by the Spy

Tassel

Tassel (corn)

Sunflowers in the breeze.

Sunflowers in the breeze.

Lemon Cucumber

Lemon Cucumber

Delikatesse Cucumber Blossom

Delikatesse Cucumber Blossom

A windy, breezy, beautiful day!