Don’t you love the feeling you get when pulling up to someone’s home for the very first time, and the moment you see their garden you just know you’re in for a treat? That’s how I felt when my taxi slowly crept along the street, looking for the address of Sheila Schultz.
This past May I spent a week in Denver filming an instructional video for Craftsy (click here if you’d like to watch it!) and was lucky enough to spend a few days with Sheila. If her name sounds familiar it’s because she and her daughter, Laurel, are the tour de force behind Denver Dirty Girls (an in-demand container design firm) as well as fierce contenders of Fine Gardening’s Container Challenges (winning top honors in 2007, 2010 and most recently in 2013).
After coming out of a particularly harsh winter filled with late, un-relenting storms complete with hail the size of dimes I had no idea Sheila’s garden would look as stunning as it did. I expected it to look like most of our gardens would after a tough winter – threadbare, beaten up and in need of some TLC. Not Sheila’s. Her front garden looked as if it hadn’t experienced a single snowflake.read more