• Travel
  • Celebrate With Sunset This Weekend!

    Tropical Garden, by Living Green This weekend is Sunset’s Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park and we think you should go! Not only are there amazing gardens like the one above there are fabulous garden speakers happening both days. I was super lucky to get a sneak preview yesterday. Put on your shades, as it was […]

  • Flowers
  • Fisherman’s Wharf Flowers

    Look over there! Flowers! From probably two months ago… we haven’t been the best at uploading pics in a timely manner and blogging in recent years. I do make real life Shutterfly books of Zoe’s adventures, but I feel bad about the whole not blogging much anymore. Some time back in August/September I took the […]

  • Succulents
  • Glass Pumpkin Garden

    Last weekend we hit up Cohn-Stone Studios in Richmond for their annual Glass Pumpkin Patch sale. Back before we had ever moved to California I worked for a catalog/website in Wisconsin called The Artful Home that features artists from North America. It was through them that I met Molly Stone via email and phone (their […]

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Conservatory of Flowers Bloom Action

      Medinilla scortechinii (Orange Medinilla) The Conservatory of Flowers always has a great display of mesmerizing blooms.  It changes every time we visit and my favorite that day was this Medinilla scortechinii (Orange Medinilla).  The flower reminds me of a growing crystalline structure…very cool. Bro Bloom The conservatory is broken up into about 5 sections each with it own plant palette.  The […]

  • Flowers
  • Grand Lake Farmers Market is Grand

    Dahlia freakout The day before checking out the super sweet Gardens at Lake Merritt we hit up the Grand Lake Farmers Market. It’s pretty close to our new place. A few freeway stops down 580. Grand Lake Theater You can see the pretty Grand Lake Theater from the freeway. Flower freakout These cut flowers were […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nurseries
  • Agaves Gone Wild!

    Matti in a sea of succulents On the way back to Wisconsin last Spring we hit up Santa Barbara after our central coast stop. We checked out San Marcos Growers in a cool electric golf cart. Since we hadn’t been to Lotusland yet, it was quite possibly one of the coolest plant excursions we’d ever […]

  • Travel
  • Sunny San Francisco

    We flew in over the city Flying with an almost six month old was nerve-racking, but Zoe was great. No crying and lots of sleeping. Ripping up and trying to eat the Skymall magazine provided lots of entertainment. Our flight to SF arrived 30 minutes EARLY and we flew in down the coast over Marin […]