• Flowers
  • March Bloominess

    Parrot’s Beak It’s been years since I’ve done a Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post, but we have lots of blooms going on out back. Enjoy some of our crazy spring blooms: Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Sonchus canariensis The deck of fun CA Natives: Tidy Tips and Camissonia bistorta Crazy cool Calendula Melianthus major starting to bloom […]

  • Containers
  • Cool Container Town

    Containerville on the deck It’s been a super long time since I’ve blogged, but we’re trying to get back in action again. After losing the battery charger for our DSLR camera for six months it was miraculously found and I took some pics of the backyard recently including the deck. When you are fortunate enough […]

  • Our Garden
  • The New Backyard (Cement Slab)

    Our new place from the back deck The back is finally presentable, so I thought I’d share some pictures. Caution, many include a small child doing cute things. Bubbles are back! Zoe enjoys being pants and diaper free like Max. Drinking from the can Our little helper More helping We still have a bunch of […]

  • Flowers
  • Butterflies Being Awesome

    Gulf Fritillary caterpillar If you grow it they will come! A few days ago I was hacking at the passionflower where it was trying to eat our Canary Island Sage and found this little dude hanging out. Passiflora ‘Oaklandia’ Here’s the Passiflora he likes to chomp on which is fine with me since there is […]

  • Flowers
  • Spring Flower Freakout

    Hurray for flowers! Did you know that I’m a flower freak? We still have lots succulents hanging around, but I’m flower crazy. This was taken about a month ago and many of those annuals have passed on to make room for a bunch of seedlings from past plants. Linaria reticulata ‘Flamenco’ the orangey red plant […]