Cultivating Garden Style

Cultivating Garden StyleMassachusetts-based landscape designer and author, Rochelle Greayer, included Steel Life’s Matchstick planters and Shallow Root Vessel in her new book, Cultivating Garden Style. This book offers twists on classic gardening styles and ideas for creating your own personal outdoor space. Thanks for an incredible manual and SL mention Rochelle!


The Horticult


San Francisco-based garden bloggers, Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit of The Horticult use Steel Life’s Small Mod Dish as a decorative accent in their eclectic outdoor space. We are huge fans of their site and love the stunning blooms in the Mod Dish!

Oregon Rosemary Fizz

Although our garden has yet to overflow, we won’t let that stop us from kicking off this season’s Garden to Glass series. Instead we turned to the surrounding juniper trees for inspiration, and sourced local gin, honey, and fresh herbs for this delightful Oregon Rosemary FizzGinFizzTo make your own, muddle three one-inch sprigs of fresh rosemary, juice of half a lemon, and a teaspoon of honey (which also helps with allergies this time of year. Filter muddled juices into a lowball or copper mug and fill with ice. Add 1-1/2 oz. of gin and top with club soda. Summer can’t come fast enough.

Garden Tour at the Avalon


Steel Life sponsored the Modern Garden Tour & Cocktail Reception during this year’s Palm Springs Modernism Week. The self-guided tour was a great compilation of eclectic, mid-century and desert flare, ending at the well-known Avalon Hotel, where drinks and appetizers were served in their intimate grassy courtyard.