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  • Holy Hipstamatic Garden

    Fuchsia ‘Fanfare’ & Friends A couple weeks ago I went a little crazy with the Hipstamatic app combined with the AutoStitch app out back. Matti’s the king of this technique, since I’m often bogarding the DSLR.  I’m loving the trippy pics this combo produces. It’s super easy, too! Makes the garden look all magical & […]

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  • Bloom Day September

    Bee & Mystery Succulent Happy September Bloom Day! Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the monthly bloom-a-thon. Summer has finally arrived in Outer Sunset. For the first time in several weeks it hit seventy five degrees and was sunny!  This little bee was pollinating its little heart out on a cutie mystery […]

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  • CornerStone Chic

    Mark Rios, Cornerstone Sonoma, CA Everybody has their special spot to wet their creative juices.  CornerStone is one of our Go To places that always pulls us out of a garden rut…and a great stop while heading up to Sonoma CA for a little wine tasting.  CornerStone attracts designers from around the world to install […]

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  • September Strybing

    Bomarea caldasii It’s been over a month since we were last at the SF Botanical Garden, so we headed up last Sunday afternoon in the fog. I was hoping to see some nice Meso-American Cloud Forest action, and was sweetly rewarded. I have no idea why we don’t have a Bomarea planted out back. I […]

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  • The Driftwood King

    The King of Driftwood Mendocino rocks in so many ways, but its creative uses of driftwood push it over the edge to being super awesome. We love driftwood. When you live next to the beach you can get away with any sort of driftwood sculpture. Does anyone else see two scantily clad dancers frolicking on […]