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Archive for April, 2011

Gettin’ Woolly with Cambridge Elementary School

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
We Woollies really love getting pictures in our in-boxes. Woolly Walls, Woolly Floors and especially, Woolly School Gardens! Carol Espensen from Cambridge Elementary was kind enough to send us some pictures of her Woolly School Garden, with this sweet note:

Hi,
It took us a while, but WOW!  What a garden we have! We have 5 rolling carts with two pockets each.  That way the second graders can tend the plants and keep a close eye on changes.  We love them! I have attached some great photos.  Thank you, thank you for getting us started!  We have lots of seedling sprouting in the classroom so we can continue.  I can’t wait for next year – we can easily have seasonal gardens since everything is ready to go.  Carol Espensen, Cambridge Elementary, San Antonio, Texas.

Many thanks Carol and to all the kids. It’s so fun to see your garden grow! If you like what you see and want more info about setting up a School Garden at your school, go to www.woollyschoolgarden.org.
If you have pretty pictures of your Woolly Garden, please send them to justina (at) woollypocket (dot) com — we’d love to see what’s growing in your pockets!

Behind The Scenes

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Here’s a look at some behind the scenes of what the Woolly Team has been up to. Last week, we had a photo shoot for edibles at a beautiful home in Hollywood. We can’t wait to show you some of the final shots! Also, the team went out for lunch at Olvera Street and stuffed ourselves with delicious Mexican food and churros. And did you spot our Woolly hummingbird? Yes, he’s part of the team as well! Last Friday, which was Earth Day, this little fella was trapped in our studio so we gently guided him outdoors and nourished him with sweet water. After a little recuperation, he was zippin’ around in our Woolly garden again.

Happy Earth Day! Let’s Cheers to Mother Earth!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Do you fancy yourself to be a cocktail connoisseur?  Well, help bring the Garden to the Glass with Woolly Pocket,  VEEV and Tales of the Cocktail! Submit your best fresh cocktail recipes using seasonal herbs, fruits and VEEV to our FaceBook Page and the top 3 entries will win a 3 night stay at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Now that’s worth a toast!

 

Getting Woolly Across the Pond…

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Etc. Magazine (pg. 89) and the lovely Debs Winrow of Garden House Design are getting ready to garden anywhere- This time, in the UK!  A sweet article that gives a nice Woolly introduction to Pockets to Europe, Debs suggests “colour coordinating” Pockets to your home. We LOVE that idea! Why not pick matching or beautifully contrasting colored plants for your Pockets? Thanks Debs and Etc. Magazine for the wonderful feature!

Happy Plants = Happy People

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Happy Friday everyone! I hope there’s some sunshine wherever you are. If not, don’t let that bring you down, try picking up a plant or two to cheer you up. Not only do plants healthify your home but they also make you happier! Studies show that plants make you feel more calm, more optimistic and contribute to overall well being. Also, hospital patients facing a garden in their rooms often recover more quickly than those facing a wall, says Bruno Cortis, M.D., a Chicago cardiologist. (You can check out more benefits here) Now, that explains why I haven’t been sick in forever (knock on wood!) and why I absolutely love the color green. This weekend, try adding a few lovely plants to make you a happy, Woolly camper!

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What’s Growing in your Pocket? Here are a few ideas:

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

1.) PIZZA GARDEN? SI GRAZIE!

Fill your Pockets with Tomatoes, basil, peppers, rosemary, eggplant and onions and get ready to throw some dough in the air and sing “That’s Amore” because you’ll fall in love with your new Pizza garnished with veggies and herbs, straight from your Pockets!

2.) TEA GARDEN? DON’T MIND IF I DO!

Fill your Pockets with Camellia sinensis, chamomile, various mints, lemon grass, lemon verbena, dwarf raspberry, dwarf roses, jasmine, stevia, bee balm, catnip, chrysanthemum, dandelion, echinacea, fennel, mini-dwarf citrus, hibiscus, yerba matte, red clover, rosemary, sage, valerian, yarrow– to name a few… and put some water on the stove for me, too, will ya?

3.) SALAD GARDEN? ABSOLUTELY!

Fill your Pockets with Greens, cherry tomatoes, dwarf cucumbers, spring onions, peppers, radishes, dressing herbs- basil, thyme, oregano– toss on a little vinaigrette and enjoy.

Gus Modern’s Fernalicious Living Wall(y)

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Check out the Fernalicious living wall that Gus Modern set up at their booth in High Point for the High point Furniture Market in North Carolina.

With 3 Wally Three’s in chocolate and a twenty-seven 8″ fern plants, they have created modern living art.  Did you know that ferns are one of the oldest groups of plants? Also, ferns are one of the best plants for removing air pollutants, especially formaldehyde, and adding humidity to room.  No need for a humidifier if you have twenty-seven 8″ ferns chilling out over your couch!

(For the duration of the Market, Gus Modern located in the IHFC building, showroom D508 and the show runs from April 2-7, so go and check ‘em out if you’re in the area!)