Category Archives: Roadtrip

Lake Elsinore Wildflower Fun

Last March we hopped in the car and headed south in search of California wildflowers during Zoe’s Spring Break, and we’ve never seen anything like it. Our first stop was Lake Elsinore where we stayed at the second sketchiest motel we’ve ever stayed in (ask Matti about my 35th birthday in middle of nowhere Utah for […]

Dudleyas, Dudleyas, Dudleyas

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. Get more Dudleya action from our last trip to SBBG here.

Driftwood King and Kid

It’s hard to believe we first blogged about driftwood back in September of 2011. We just got back from a trip to Mendocino, so we’ve added a few new pics to the old post including our driftwood kid.  Mendocino rocks in so many ways, but its creative uses of driftwood push it over the edge […]

Countless Cacti

California Cactus Center was on our list of places to check out.  Glad we did.  They have some cool skool specimens hanging out…and for sale. I’d be the first to admit…we really don’t have a lot of cactus in our garden, and wasn’t sure we had any.  But every time we do a big succulent pruning, […]

Holy Crap, Huntington Gardens!

I’m not quite sure how to put our visit to The Huntington Botanical Gardens in to words. Amazing. Really amazing. Hands down the coolest horticultural experience I’ve ever had. Matti said I was in a daze for the first hour. Never have I seen so many cacti and succulents in one place. According to the website, they […]

Great Highway Succulent Gardens

The lower Great Highway is a three mile stretch of road where San Francisco meets the Pacific Ocean. Here are some sweet succulent gardens within a couple blocks of our old Outer Sunset place. Succulents grow like weeds by the beach. All that sand and perfect not too hot or cold weather.  We used to purposely drive by this apartment […]