Stamford, CT Creative Eco Garden Retreat Takes Flight

September 11, 2010 by

I’m down to the wire setting up Conversing With Nature: A Creative Garden Retreat, the eco-friendly design and garden show house installation I’m creating at the invitation of Victoria Lyon Interiors. We’ll be previewing it to the press on September 22, and it opens to the public on September 26.

We have given birth to our delectable moss birds, who will be flying across one wall toward a birdhouse…

My garage has become the staging ground for all the wonderful consigned, contributed, or loaned materials and products we’ll be showcasing. We’ll be hanging our upside-down terra cotta pots repurposed into pendant lamps, plugging in the live lamp by LA artist Kara Bartelt, placing the doggie topiary from Dig in Brooklyn, and hanging and planting the vertical garden system provided by Plants on Walls.

The green wall, seen above with its raw, undressed parts, will bring the outdoors inside and provide a focal point leading show house visitors to the adjoining greenhouse where they will enjoy tropical plants and a stunning metal sculpture by my friend, artist Danielle Mailer.

Stay tuned for more details, photos, and videos of this exciting event.

Shippan Designer Show House
422 Ocean Avenue, Stamford, CT
September 26-October 31
Tickets are $30, and may be purchased at the door
Proceeds to benefit the Stamford Museum and Nature Center


  1. Ten Fave Features From Our Creative Garden Retreat | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces Pingback said:

    […] Egg blue metal watering can from Bluebonnet Fields Junk Shop • Pendant lamps fashioned from upcycled garden pots • Mural of moss birds inspired by moss graffiti artists • Danielle Mailer’s rusted iron […]

    — November 18, 2010 @ 15:37

  2. Create an Interior Vertical Garden With Moss Tiles | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens Pingback said:

    […] design possibilities are infinite. For more inspiration, check out the bird moss wall mural Urban Gardens co-created for the Creative Garden Retreat. AKPC_IDS += […]

    — October 12, 2011 @ 16:28

  3. Kevin said:

    What kind of moss are you using and how is the installation? where can I get this moss?

    — July 23, 2014 @ 13:40

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