Category Archives: Garden

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Ida, Lou & Minne’s Colorful Coop, by LO

Meet the newest members of the family- Ida, Lou and Minne. They are named after my and Ginnie’s hometowns, Idalou and Minneapolis. Idalou, my small hometown in Texas was named after the founder’s two daughters, Ida and Lou. It seemed … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

The Color of Annie’s

Recently, we had the honor of working with the Creative Team at Annie’s Homegrown to choose color for their new home offices in Berkeley, California.  Ginnie and I went down to the 30,000 square foot building vacated by CLIF Bar, … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Coop Color, by YO

Our latest project is building a coop for 3 chickens. We chose a coop design that was more traditional to go with our 1888 “somewhat-” Victorian farmhouse. Ian Mayer of Lorax General Contracting here in Portland helped us build it.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The Turtle Scrub Test, by LO

I recently visited my parents in Lubbock, Texas and what do you think they do for entertainment there?  Watch turtles, that’s right – turtles.  Their backyard has become a turtle sanctuary of sorts. Apparently box turtles are pretty common around … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Plant the Seed!

This week is Earth Day week – and to celebrate, YOLO Colorhouse will be giving away free quarts of paint in nature-inspired colors to our Color Community on Facebook.  Plus, the first 100 comments we receive each day, we will … Continue reading

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Monday, March 21st, 2011

Spring Palette 2011

CLAY .07 AIR .01 THRIVE .04 NOURISH .03 With new Spring flowers, come new Spring colors!  YOLO Colorhouse announces it’s Spring palette for 2011 – CLAY .07, AIR .01, THRIVE .04 and NOURISH .03.  CLAY .07 is the perfect old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Holi Color! by LO

YOLO Colorhouse should adopt Holi as our official holiday, after all, it is the celebration of COLOR!  And the way this Hindu holiday is celebrated is by throwing colorful pigment in the air and at eachother – how fun is … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The Color of Seed Packets, by LO

CREATE .06 THRIVE .03 PETAL .06 One thing that helps me endure these long, rainy winter months, is dreaming about and planning my garden.  Recently, a friend, and fellow gardener, turned me onto The Hudson Valley Seed Library.  They collect … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Color of Rain in the NW, by YO

We are in the middle of several days of low clouds and heavy rains here in the Pacific Northwest.  This time of winter is always a little hard for us, but this morning I looked out my kitchen window and … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The Color of Figs, by YO

Last year we planted a small fig tree in our yard and this year we already have a good crop.  Figs have turned into one of my favorites from the harvest and our little tree can’t produce enough.  The shape … Continue reading

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