Wednesday, March 21, 2012

One Of My Favorite Places - FILOLI GARDENS - Woodside, CA, south of San Francisco

Here is one of my favorite places - I shot this in 2010, on my birthday.

BLAST from my PAST - The Pacifcia Backyard Garden

Here are a few images of my backyard garden in Pacifica, California, just south of San Francisco, on the Pacific Ocean. It was controlled chaos - I wanted color, variety and a fairyland feel. I brought in every plant, flower and container. These flowers and plants also served as my muse - and many a fine art photograph was made here. Hummingbirds, Big Open Blue Sky, The Ocean A Few Blocks Away and High Walls - it was my secret garden.





Fresh Flowers - Always In The House

I can't resist the tulips . . .

Springtime - Birds, Seeds and Squirrels, oh my!

Oh my, I must say all this warm sun and air is taking me by surprise....especially after living near the Pacific Ocean, just south of San Francisco for 23 years. It's most pleasant and welcoming!  Daffodils are blooming that I planted in November and other misc. greenery is popping up everywhere. It's big fun having a big, green backyard (buffer zone from neighbors) full of song birds and trained squirrels. Today, after  talking with my dear friend ARDY, Buz (the backyard squirrel) took walnuts from my fingers. (I know it's dangerous, I should wear gloves)

Here's a few silly snapshot of the bulbs I planted in November. It's just the beginning....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Detroit Garden Works, oh my!

Look what's 5 minutes away from my house. Love it!
Detroit Garden Works.
Detroit Garden Works has provided serious gardeners with a constantly evolving collection of fine garden containers, furnishings, accessories, ornament and sculpture for the past fifteen years. Established in 1996 by Deborah Silver to complement her thriving landscape design practice, she assembles each season’s collection with the help of store buyer and manager Rob Yedinak.
Named in 2004 one of the top 25 garden stores in America by Garden Design Magazine, we are equally as pleased to be included in The Garden 50: 50 favorite products, projects and places inspired by the world of gardening in the March 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Find more here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tulips - little gift I put together

Here are a couple of little flower arrangements that I gave to very special people - gifts of thanks. The little cards have my flower photographs on them.