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Earlier this week I wrote about my visit to Cornerstone Gardens and showed you the Red Lantern garden created by the amazing duo Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot. Today I wanted to introduce you to their other installation titled 'White Cloud'.  You would be correct in saying I've found my new favorite contemporary artists. read more
Yesterday I met my good friend Patty Craft (with Horticulture Magazine) at the National Heirloom Exposition in Sonoma, CA.  What exactly is the expo?  Their website says it best:  The National Heirloom Exposition is a not-for-profit event centered around the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism. The show runs for 2 more days, so if you're considering attending you're in luck - you still have time! (more…) read more
Every day he's perched high upon his throne where he guards his kingdom below. read more
A few weeks ago I spoke at the Laguna Beach Garden Club, and was thrilled when my host insisted we walk along the coastline before catching my flight home. The aloes were in full bloom, the sun was shining, artists were painting, hummers were humming, dolphins were swimming - in short, I was in heaven. Laguna Beach, be still my beating heart   (more…) read more
Having spent a delightful morning touring the San Diego Botanical Garden last week, I must admit I was most smitten by these life-size topiaries.  Pat Hammer, Director of Operations of the Botanical Garden, created these incredible works of art, going so far as making clay masks of some of the members of the garden and Horticultural Society to use as their faces! Amazing, don't you think?   read more
As usual, this is 'almost' a Wordless Wednesday post. A few weeks ago, while vacationing in Connecticut, we drove past this giant snapping turtle bravely crossing the road. Being from California, and never seeing one in person, we pulled over so I could play tourist and take a photo. (more…) read more
While spending the day in San Francisco I stumbled upon this statue of a massive, towering woman titled Ecstasy, by Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann. Her body is so graceful, lithe and perfectly proportioned while being constructed of repurposed pieces of chunky, rusty metal. I know it's a little atypical of my posts, but I just had to share her with all of you.  Can't you imagine a smaller version of her strategically placed in the garden? Enjoy!   read more
Due to the unusual amount of heavy rainfall this year, we have an abundance of weeds here in Northern California - here's some of the most beautiful ones I've seen!  Really?  They're weeds? (more…) read more
/ While in Dallas last week, I had the honor of listening to a presentation by Felder Rushing, which wasn't really a presentation at all, but rather an opportunity to listen to this man's passion about 'Slow Gardening'.  If you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak, seize it with both hands - run to the front of the room, grab the closest chair and prepare to be thoroughly inspired! . He doesn't just 'talk the talk' either.  He drives an old pickup truck with a portable garden in the back, to prove that anyone can garden, in any read more
It's time for another (nearly) Wordless Wednesday post! Let me introduce you to Oak Hill Farm in Sonoma, California.  One of my favorite stops while visiting, providing the freshest produce and cut flowers around (picked less than 100 feet from the barn!) read more
I can never seem to manage a truly 'wordless' Wednesday post, so I'll try again to be brief. I took these photos last week while vacationing in Lake Tahoe.  This naturally occurring meadow was just a few miles from Tahoe City, and the Lupines and yellow Monkeyflowers were at their peak. I was counting my lucky stars I had my Nikkon with me as I overheard someone mention there hasn't been a bloom like this in years. . . . read more