Carrizo Plain Flower Festival

You would have thought I’d gotten enough California wildflowers on our stops at Antelope Valley, Lake Elsinore, and Anza-Borrego in March of 2019. Nope. I needed more, so in early April I went on a solo trip south to check out Carrizo Plain National Monument.

Magical Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

We’ve been to the wonderful Moorten Botanical Garden twice. Our first visit to Moorten was on our wildflowerpalooza trip. We left Lake Elsinore headed to Palm Springs for lunch, a picture with the Sonny Bono statue and a quick visit to see the cacti on our way to Borrego Springs. We had heard from other […]

Friday Garden F*ck Ups: Pampas Grass

FOR SHAME!!!! What the living f*ck was I thinking? I look so proud in front of it with those terrible sunglasses on. This was way back before we took plant ID classes at City College and one of our worst f*ck ups ever. Back then we thought all the plants growing along the highways in […]

Pt. Richmond Fairy Home and Garden Tour

We left Davis for the first time in forever to go visit friends Pat and Bob in Point Richmond before we head back to Wisconsin. Pat and my mom met about 44 years ago in Madison when they were both pregnant (my mom with me). Whenever we visit I always want to check out the […]

Rad Allen Centennial Rock Garden

I’ve been thinking about rock gardens lately, specifically The Allen Centennial Garden on UW-Madison’s campus. It’s pretty amazing in general, but their rock garden is so good that NARGS (North American Rock Garden Society) even had a meeting in Madison. In 2019 it even won the Frank Cabot Public Rock Garden Award. I’d never seen […]