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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Native Plants to Paint Your Garden Blue

Gardeners all agree: it’s not easy to find blue flowers, least of all on native plants. Enter: Ceanothus! This wonderful plant has over 60 different species in California alone, with every color blue ranging from white, to pale blue, to china blue, to violet. It is this exciting choice of blue flower colors that draws gardeners to this genuscontinue reading

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Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns