Monday, April 30, 2012

AH...THE MONTH OF MAY!

The end of April has brought the May flowers with a bang.  Flowers are bursting into bloom everywhere and they haven't looked this good in years. Join us at our Spring Event this coming weekend to celebrate the first of May with flowers of every kind created by the hands of our artists and "Get Dirty...but not that dirty".  Come to the garden in full bloom filled with exciting things for you and your own garden.  
                   
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
May 4, 5 & 6
12:00 -5:00

Saturday, April 28, 2012

2012 DESIGNER'S SHOWHOUSE DECK

 Conner, one of our studio assistants attended the designer's reception at the house and took these shots. The plants from Haling's Greenhouse look good the minute they are planted, giving the feeling that the containers had been growing for some time.  We did a container-scape across the length of this bridge deck accented through out with the color of the year, tangerine tango.



HANDMADE PAPER ANIMAL BASKETS

 Here's my new handmade paper critter baskets for spring.  Colorful owls have joined the whimsical cats n' dogs.


Friday, April 27, 2012

GUEST ARTIST SYD BAKER

 Syd Baker makes some of the most ingenious birdhouses I've seen.  He is expert at detail and precision and this shows in his exquisite craftsmanship.  But the cool thing is that besides being well-crafted, Syd's birdhouses are also cleverly designed and highly creative- no two are the same.  They are all "outdoorable" and tailor-made for garden wrens.  Syd was busy all day today greeting and helping customers on opening day of our Spring Event....Get Dirty!  Come visit us and see Syd's unique birdhouses- you may just have to take one home!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

GUEST ARTIST LISA FREEMAN


Lisa Freeman has had a very busy spring.  She's created all new cards, message blocks, awesome owl pillows and beaded suncatchers, for Get Dirty.  Lots of color, lots of energy and lots of new things!  Lisa has also been heavily involved in our joint display at the Designer's Showhouse.  She has shouldered the lion's share of the work and thanks to her constant pampering, her flowers in containers are breathtaking.  You'll want to make it a point to see this Showhouse..it's a beauty and then stop by our 
Spring Event - Get Dirty...but not that dirty!






Monday, April 23, 2012

NEW GARDEN STAKES FOR SPRING FROM STEVE


 Our spring theme, Get Dirty...but not that dirty! has inspired  several new garden stakes for spring. The first is a large flower carrying the theme itself... 
...then there's the little chipmunk eating a strawberry who reminds you to "Nourish Your Soul"... 
... and the wise owl with the plaid sunflower advising you to "Bloom Bold!"
 There's a new flock of birds with a butterfly friend in the Mini-Stakes...
...and two Mini-Message Stakes;  "Well, Bust my Buttons" for the Over the Rainbow Collection and" Stress spelled backwards...DESSERTS!"

Sunday, April 22, 2012

FAIRY GARDEN WORKSHOP

Carolyn, Linda and Mary put together their molds for hypertufa fairy gardens.  In this Creative Workshop you can make a little house with a roof and a trough to build an environment for the house...even little hypertufa accessories like mushrooms!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

GET DIRTY GUEST ARTIST NATALIE THOMAS

Natalie started her pottery career studying under master potter Judy Thompson.  In 2009 she started teaching wheel throwing classes at The Potter’s Obsession in south Kansas City and is now part owner. Along with her love of clay is a love for garden art.  Of course, shes's a natural to join our ranks and we are exicted to have Natialie join us for some fun at The Summer’s Garden. She tried a new technique on the humming bird feeders and bells where she gently splashed glaze or colored slip onto round pieces to leave a perfect teardrop shape as well as other shapes like circles and stripes.  Her glazes are bright and vibrant blues, purples, greens and punches of tangerine tango, the 2012 color of the year.  Natalie has a wonderful selection of toad houses, fairy gardens, bells, feeders and even ceramic totem components.






GET DIRTY GUEST ARTIST- JOHN CAIN




John is back with us this spring with awesome new items featuring his techniques in fused glass. John features exciting fine art and functional pieces for your garden and summertime entertaining. Beautiful color, interesting formats at prices you cannot refuse!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2012 SPRINGTIME WEEKEND CONTAINER EVENT


GET DIRTY ...but not that dirty!
This may be the perfect outing for you and a group of friends during in April or May.  Your group can have the unique opportunity to plant up exciting container gardens.

First, you choose  hypertufa containers by
From the Summer's Garden. Then you pick from a brilliant selection of flowers & plants which are locally grown and nurtured by Haling's Greenhouse in Prairie Village, and brought to you at From the Summer's Garden.

Here's what you'll do...
PLANT!
Choose one or more containers that tickle your fancy. Then select a combination of flowers, vegetables and plants to create your own unique container garden. Haling's will help you plant your selections. Your creations will be ready to take home immediately...All at great prices.
CREATE!                                                        
You may also take advantage of a FREEMini-Workshop!   Make your own "monkey bread" hypertufa container AND take it home with you! Yes...this is a freebie!
SHOP!
Our Spring Sale Event will be open for your group's shopping pleasure during these exclusive sessions. We will not be open to the general public until 12:00 noon each day, giving your group a "priority shopping experience".

Sign up your group for this two-hour Container Event!
Consult your calendar and call or email Steve at 913-579-5395 or summersgarden@everestkc.net to reserve your date.

Friday Mornings: 10 am to noon
April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18 , or May 25

Saturday Mornings: 10 am to noon
April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26

Please note that there is no public restroom available.
Rain Plan: If the weather gets wet we'll simply move inside the studio

Saturday, April 14, 2012