Garden Oasis

Jun. 7
- 2014 -

Every once in a while I meet some one who is inspirational in the way they go about their life and life’s passions. One such person is Amy Ockerlander, recently a Master Gardener at Seattle Tilth and now a Fine Artist and Garden Consultant who lives in the Seattle neighborhood called Ballard.

Amy’s most recent garden inspiration is, well, inspirational. It is featured in Houzz, the online magazine for all things home, house and garden related. In fact, Palo Alto based Houzz says they have the largest collection of interior design, decorating and gardening ideas in the world. It is delightful to see Amy’s converted cement slab now lush garden oasis included in this massive journal.

Also featured in a separate article in Houzz is Amy’s beige block house which she and her husband, Alan Brookfield, remodeled before they created the garden. It is the back drop for the truly organic garden that hides its organic nature in plain sight.

We appreciate new uses for old things in our business. Re-purposing is one of the many services we offer, after all. So the big surprise in Amy’s garden for me was the colorful, tropical circa 1960’s textile on her outdoor table. She secured the textile from Patricia Nugent Textiles saying she had the perfect use for it. Agreed! Our textile in her garden oasis is perfect!