Hollyhocks in Capitola, CA These beautiful hollyhocks were growing outside a small strip center in the tiny beach town of Capitola.Summer's bounty. Their crepe-paper-thin petals were perfectly rendered by the hand that created us. I remember standing on a Colorado mountaintop years . . .
Spring flowers make me happy. I've always thought that depression treatment should include some sort of flower therapy. And I don't mean just smelling them. That top row of bougainvilleas I saw in a nursery just scream "California spring". I've got plenty in my yard and I hope it won't be too . . .
We made a false start at landscaping last spring, our first spring after we bought this house in Fall 2010. Maybe we didn't have a clear vision or maybe we picked the wrong guy to work with, because we abandoned the job before it began.But when we were in Morocco in March, our vision was clear: we . . .
We got to the garden supply store a bit earlier than our landscaper the other day and had plenty of time to peruse the place. We were astonished at the broad range of atrocious decorative items available to those with terrible taste. Here, take a look with us: This sinister squirrel with . . .
Our landscaper took us to the garden center to choose some flowers for the new courtyard. We'll be going back for more, but here's a look at some of our first favorites. This is a single bloom that's purple bursting out of hot pink. Love this big orange flower. Lined up and . . .
Life on the central coast is full of little surprises.Vivid colors dot the grey coast overcast like little wrapped presents. I love wildflowers. Everything grows so well in the ocean air on the Monterey peninsula. Bright orange wildflowers pop against the grey of the sky, water and fog. These baby . . .
The world's been just a little too ugly these days.I think it's time for a short peony break.To focus on something beautiful for a moment.Then, back to Diva's regular content. . . .
They grow in abundance everywhere and I love seeing them. . . .
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