Tuesday, March 22, 2011

First Planted Seed

Photo by Carly Gabara

Welcome to Jody & Stan's first blog.  We recently decided we wanted to create a blog about our inspiring garden and home ideas.  We love gardening and are always trying something new.  Stan loves designing copper arches and water fountains.  I like to create anything from stamped silverware plant tags to outdoor distressed furniture, but our real passion is gardening.  We get a lot of our ideas from garden tours, magazines, stores, and online blogs. 
We first started with Indoor plants when we lived in a small condo, after that we knew we would always have something growing.  We bought our first house in 1979 in Novato, California.  We started our family of little garden helpers: Scott 26, Katie 23 and Carly 21.  Working as a family, we accomplished more than we could ever have dreamed.
We started a garden at our kids’ elementary school to inspire the children to grow their own vegetables.  We created stepping-stones, copper arches, and benches.  We even built raised beds for each grade to take care of and watch grow.  It was a great teaching experience to see the excitement on the children’s faces after their plants started to sprout.  After 10 years, we know that we made an impression when parents and students come up to us and say, “that was an amazing garden… thank you. ”
We are looking forward to blogging about our life in the garden.  See you in thyme. 


  1. Looks great, I am very excited! Keep the posts coming!

  2. Your whimsical garden and artful home ideas are an inspiration to all of our family and I'm sure your friends and fellow bloggers...Can't wait for more!

  3. Hi Stan and Jody:
    Still the creative two some, I see. So nice to catch up with you after all these years. Hope you are both well. Looks like you keep busy and have a wonderful life together.
    Sally Hill (Kaczmarczyk)


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