• California Natives
  • Pretty Point Lobos

    Point Lobos painting Point Lobos State Natural Reserve was one of our first stops when we hit up the Monterey Bay area during our trip back to California. We normally have Max with us when we’re roadtripping. Dogs aren’t allowed in the reserve, even if they’re just hanging out in the car, so we usually […]

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Dudleyas, Dudleyas, Dudleyas

    Dudleya & Lewisia hanging basket Love the hanging baskets of Dudleya and Lewisia at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. I want it hanging in my backyard. SBBG has one of the best collections of Dudleya around. I want them all. Dudleya vicida Dudleya ‘White Sprite’ Dudleyafest Dudleya anomala Hurray for Dudleyas! Get more Dudleya action from […]

  • California Natives
  • Awesome April Bloom Day

    Eschscholzia californica ‘Red Chief’ Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for the very last time from San Francisco. Thanks to everyone who came out for the big sale yesterday! It exceeded all our expectations so much so that we just added Monterey, Morro Bay and Santa Barbara as road trip stop overs on our way back […]

  • California Natives
  • Butterfly in the Sky

    Pipevine Swallowtail babies Three years ago I tracked down an Aristolochia californica from Bay Natives at the SF Garden Show. I had dreams of Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars chomping on it, but so far they haven’t found it. I’ve heard it can take years… unless you get an awesome flickr message offering up babies in exchange […]