Home & Garden Roundup: 08.05.06

Home & Garden Roundup: 08.05.06

Lisa
Aug 7, 2006

Chron H&G this weekend took a look at quirky gardeners and quirky boat buliders, two groups we'd certainly qualify as apartment therapists -- of different stripes.

It's only a house: Citing our coverage of Unhappy with Eichler, Lynette defends the article and levels the charge that we blogged it with "vitriol."

TIKI TAKEOFF : Quirky gardener #1, Napa landscaper Jose Mendez, got bored of Tuscan and went tiki.

Gardening can restore lost sense of nature: Quirky gardener #2 is Jim Musselman, a back-to-nature-in-the-city purist. For Jim, growing his own food has become a spiritual practice.

Building boats the way they used to : Quirky boatbuilder #1, Sausalito's North Bay Boat Works, designs and builds wooden boats without so much as a CAD program instruction manual.

Plying the bay waters: Quirky boatbuilder #2 is Derek Van Loan. In Paul Kilduff profile, Van Loan explains how being out on the water sheds light on life on land: "It's almost like sleeping enables you to learn about life."
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