Welcome to my Garden Blog

Nature: wild & untouched. Photographing it, preserving it, taking walks and drinking in the landscapes as they unfold.

Gardens: touched by loving hands. Cultivated, nurtured. Drinking in those landscapes is wonderful, as well.

In my garden one enjoys some of both. Generally unpruned & wild, my plants reshape the garden as they grow.

Beyond the garden borders, natives from the Santa Monica Mtns await. Oak trees with their shady canopies. Cactus & Sage in the sun.

Always there are animal creatures to join in the fun.

I look forward to sharing some of my experiences with you as they unfold.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Garden Peacock

Move over, Garden Gnome, my big blue friend here is the new whimsical garden mascot!   Bodhi, the Peacock, presides over my Topanga Canyon garden of natives. He has to approve all garden plantings.

Intensely curious, he has to know what I'm doing at all times.  Whether I'm working with the vegetables, creating succulent containers or spreading wildflower seeds, Bodhi will make an appearance and give me the thumbs up or down. 

What better way to add a splash of color to your garden!


  1. What a beautiful animal. Having him around must make you garden feel like a mediaeval close. I've heard that they aren't very "nice" though. Have you found that to be true?

  2. sarajill: Glad you like my pretty bird. I find him to be very good with both my Lab & my cats. He likes to be around people & critters that are calm. He loves both classical & 60's type music. And he is very curious.

  3. How great to have a friendly bird like that! Do they go after garden bugs like chickens? Does he tear up the garden much? Where does he spend the evening? Love to have a peacock, but I most definitely don't have space.

  4. Floradora, forgive my taking so long to reply to your thoughtful comment. (kinda new to this comment moderating thing) Yes, the peacock will eat bugs, no doesn't tear up the garden at all, is quite considerate that way. He spends his eves in a very tall tree. He blends in so well, you'd have to know he was there to see him. He just made it through a heat wave here in SoCal..


Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns