dia de los muertos marigolds

Used to hate them. Now I love them.


These planters

I LOVE these planters that I saw in Red Hook yesterday - especially here in this environment - with all the weeds, broken sidewalks and general lack of order around these parts.


a practical 'green wall'

I see so much hype over the 'living' / 'green' wall things and it makes me angry every time because 1) they're not green in the environmental sense because they use tons of energy with massive irrigation systems and they're often designed with plants that need constant replacement and 2) there is still plenty of empty urban horizontal space that needs to be filled and yes, even in NYC. But this site in Hells Kitchen is simple and gets better every year; a 2nd floor terrace with planters full of English Ivy, cascading down along a wire trellis system along the facade of the building.


Mexico photo dump

In no particular order - a debriefing of our time in the df, puebla and cuernavava:

empty fountain in la condesa:

my middle and last name:

agave the size of my apartment:

the zocalo in df:

late night beef tongue tacos:

Pasita hole in Puebla:

rainy awesome night waiting for cumbia/chicha:


my new friend Maria in there on cello, practice in Puebla:

hello, welcome to my house in Cuernavaca:


flea market find

Wins in beauty and content. I want to frame every ad:


The most beautiful Clematis

Huge (like 5" dia.) Clematis 'multi-blue' on Joralemon in Brooklyn


every once in a while

i have to remind myself why i do what i do for a living - so i can cut things and put them in vases..
(birdcherry and dogwood)



WWI civilian food supply poster c. 1917 in my friend Dorothee's kitchen:


eine kleine spring music