Years later, those slabs drew snowbirds in RVs looking for a free place to park and stretch retirement dollars. There’s even a population of modern day hobos — Slabbers call them “train kids” — who come through on a regular basis.They also inspired what would become the community’s name: Slab City. People have lived on Slab City’s 640 acres for decades. They don’t pay rent, and so it’s often referred to as “the last free place in America.” But that freedom is getting more tenuous. Talk of the sale has spurred some residents to organize and take a leadership role. That frightens others who believe landlords, government and rules will follow, all of which run counter to how Slab City operates."We chose a light vessel, a cheerful color palette and lighter textural elements, like the nandina foliage to keep it bright and airy." If you look closely, your garden -- whether it's a spacious suburban plot or a courtyard full of containers -- is likely filled with under-appreciated performers, ripe for the spotlight.In the dreary days of February, it's a good time to grab some scissors and make the most of winter's beauty.After a crew opened up the walls to replumb and rewire and moved an awkward staircase from the sunroom to the deck, Jeremy's dad offered to upgrade IKEA cabinet boxes with custom doors and drawer fronts, and Elizabeth's dad volunteered to paint them, using a brush in homage to the home's 19th-century roots."We desperately needed a dishwasher," says Elizabeth, "but we had no desire to replace the Wedgewood stove." De Witt ran ducts for a vent liner and an existing stove pipe through a new ceiling.
They went to tell the story of the squatters living on state-owned land, and how their world could soon be upended.Here's how to design homegrown bouquets that bring a bit of the garden inside.Look beyond the blooms Backyard arrangements don't have to be one-note acts, even when there are few flowers in bloom.Creative expression, by definition, is constantly evolving to respond to the world in which it’s developed.Over the past few centuries, artistic trends have undergone a huge transformation – from the classic portraiture and realism of the late 1800’s, abstract expressionism of the mid 20 century to the postmodernism of recent times.
An abandoned guard post covered in graffiti tells us we’re close.