Thursday, December 27, 2012

More landscaping tools transformed into art

 Once again Steven Smith Landscape, Inc. got a request  from our friends at Stone Brewing Company.  This time Chris Cochran, Community Relations Manager asked for well worn pickaxes, for the September 2012 groundbreaking ceremony of Stone's new, 22,000-square-foot restaurant and brewery in Liberty Station. Our President, Steve Smith, and Chris Cutler, our Maintenance Superintendent gathered together a great collection from our 'tool archives', not a shiny new one in the bunch.  Thank you guys for unearthing these vintage axes for the project. The Stone's artists then transformed them into objets d' art for groundbreaking day.  After the ceremony  pickaxes were presented to former City of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Kevin Faulconer and Brian Bilbray (shown in photo flanked by Stone Pres. Steve Wagner and CEO Greg Koch) And we also received one which for display at our Escondido headquarters. Don't forget to check in with to see our portfolio of projects.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday color

Cyclamen persicum  (red and white varieties pictured ) is a beautiful choice for holiday color beds and planters.  Unlike the Poinsettia, Cyclamen is a hardy tuberous perennial with longer lasting blooms (3-4 months vs. just a few weeks for Poinsettia).  The red and white Cyclamen blooms are offset by dark green  heart shaped leaves that have a silver marbling effect.  Cyclamen is widely available for your winter color  needs and can provide a spectacular Christmas presentation.

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