Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stylish Sheds

Last year while looking for a birthday present for a friend, I came upon Debra Prinzing's book Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways  (Clarkston Potter). I bought it thinking it would be good inspiration for the inside of the conservatory.  Little did I know how far that purchase would take me.  I sent Debra a photo of our Stylish Outhouse Scotty created for our Sweet on Spring event, thanking her for the inspiration. ( I LOVE blogs for this reason, It is so easy to meet and interact with like-minded people) She called me yesterday and asked if she could do a blog post on Scotty's outhouse and our little garden. 

FLATTER ME! L.A. garden writer wants to write about my tiny, albeit groovy, garden shop. Okay, calm down, it's just a blog post.  Well, all I can say is it feels good to have your work noticed ( it's mostly Scotty's work).  I'll let you in on a little secret, Since College, It has been a dream for my gardens/garden shop to be in a national magazine.  It's not an active pursuit, but someday the gardens may be ready. As all gardeners know, this will take a lifetime, but what a life.

  Thank you Deb.


High Desert Diva said...

Congrats! Off to read post now....

And your garden/shop is most definitely magazine worthy!

Brighid said...

Congrats on your mag post. What a cute shed by a very talented couple. Wish I was closer, your garden shop sounds like my kind of place. said...

I predict that your dream of having a story on your garden in a national magazine is closer than you think. The creative energy at Living in the Garden is so worthy of national recognition!

Lorene Edwards Forkner said...

Suzanne - I am so excited to find you via Debra!!! Ah that internet, it's like a small town some days!

Years ago you and I spoke shortly after I made a display garden for the NWF&G show in 2003 entitled "Blurring the Boundaries to live in the Garden" The garden was home to my sweet little teardrop trailer and about a million plants.

This is so exciting to see what your nursery has grown into. I can't wait to stop by and visit your nursery on my next roadtrip to Eastern Washington.

You can see what I'm up to these days at
Lorene Edwards Forkner

debra said...

I just had to circle back 'round and see what folks were saying, Suzanne. Lo and behold, Lorene Edwards Forkner has visited. I kept thinking of her while you and I spoke. You two are kindred spirits! deb

Living in the Garden said...

Oh Debra,
You have no Idea! My buddy Marianna Metke
called me and asked If I had seen the teardrop trailer display at the NWFG show, she said "it's called
Living in the Garden or something like that"


a crazy, tiny world we spin on..
Thanks for introducing us!