Thursday, May 31, 2012

aujourd'hui dans le jardin

reconstructing the beds a bit. put up stakes, creating cages for the tomatoes and trellises for the peas.

the sage needed a haircut.

now the thyme has room to grow.

the radishes are taking a beating from the snails. added eggshells today to keep them away.

the lavender never ceases to amaze me.

separating out the sage. many of the leaves are chewed up, from grasshopper nymphs.

those end up in the compost.

ah, sage.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

what we got

huichol, poketo, bijouterdee, tamika rivera.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

what grows in the garden

11 days ago.


painted daisy (really a mum)

upstairs neighbor climbed out his window and handed me this cypress from the fire escape. (while he was in his socks) it needs to be planted in earth. I have plans for it in the back, back yard.

which I where I transplanted one of the giant onions.

in March I started clearing out the very back of the yard, which goes another 10 feet beyond the wooden fence. the previous two summers it was so overgrown with weeds that I couldn't get back there. decided to nip it in the bud and start pulling early. there are several dead trees, some fallen over and some still in the ground. one came down during a heavy storm, some time between march and now. was wondering why so many dead trees in this one spot. first thing I noticed was overcrowding- too many trees crammed in one spot at the back of the yard, up against the corner of a building. next thing, I looked at the building and saw a large vent- less than a foot from the trees. could have been spewing toxic fumes or could have been blasting too much heat. then, as I was picking all kinds of man-made debris out of the semi-natural forest floor, I kept coming across a stubborn ribbon of sheet metal that I couldn't get loose. Finally, after unearthing enough material from the spot, I pulled hard on the steel cable attached to the ribbon and it started to come free. The darn thing was running straight through a tree.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

brooklyn flea this weekend!

b and I are so excited to be returning to the Brooklyn Flea this Sunday! As you might recall, we had a booth for the very first Flea in April of 2008.

As the Flea has hopscotched around the city, we've sold with them in various locations- Fort Greene (indoors and out), Dumbo and even Noho in Manhattan. So we are more than psyched to try the latest (and maybe greatest) incarnation, right on the waterfront in Williamsburg. The spot faces the East River and is tucked behind Edge Condos, one of the huge new towers on Kent Street. Just follow your nose to the towers and you can't miss it. The Flea is also accessible via the East River Ferry.

Selling at the PS15 Flea a couple of weeks ago was good practice. Since then we've been hunkered down, getting the booth just right. I'm sewing up a dreamy hippie tent that will transform our standard red-top, white legged Easy-Up into magical Everbriteland. b is constructing a tabletop jewelry case out of wood reclaimed from our back yard! I'm pricing and packing merchandise ahead of time! Now all we need is a sunny day (forecast calls for it so far) and everything will be perfect.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Everbrite Outing This Weekend

Join us this Saturday for the ps15 Spring Flea! ps15 is Red Hook's elementary school, located right by our former store on Van Brunt Street. Vendors will include local retail shops; t-shirt, furniture and soap makers; non-profits, restaurants, as well as neighborhood peeps selling their wares.

A whole day of family activities includes drawing, yoga, kick boxing, robot making and swing dancing.

And yes, there will be a BOUNCY HOUSE!

ps15 is located on Van Brunt Street, at Sullivan.

B61 from 2,3,4,5,A,C,F,G,R in Downtown Brooklyn or:
B61 from 4th Ave. & 9th St. F,G,N,R or:
1 mile walk from Carroll St. F/G