Friday, July 21, 2017


I have a thing for skulls.  Somehow I have I am fascinated by them.  I also naturally have a thing for plants and love it when I find interesting cool things to plant in.  So one day while searching for unique planters on Etsy I came across a cat skull planter (via Potheads By Amber).  I was immediately hooked and had to have it. I should also mention that I have two cats, so this made it even more enticing to want.  You can almost say that it is one of a kind and I know that no one else has it.  Just me!  Once it arrived in the mail I went to OC Succulents to plant it up.  I also had other containers and skulls to plant.

This video shows you what I ended up planting etc.  Now I am curious and want to know what cool and interesting things you have planted in?  Comment below and let me know.

Friday, July 14, 2017


Recently I had the pleasure of attending a lecture at Tree of Life Nursery about pollination.  This hour long lecture was given by non other than Bug Bob Allen.  An entomologist, professor and author, Bob really know his stuff.  Anything and everything you need to know about the field of entomology Bob can tell you.  He is also more commonly known as Bug Bob.  I recon you can call him Mr. Bug know it all.  Bob is also an author of a book titled "Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana mountains".

This video is a shortened version of the hour long lecture that he did a few weeks ago.  With that said I will be doing more video lectures from Tree of Life and various other places as I can and posting them on social media for those that cannot attend the lecture in real life.

Friday, July 7, 2017


What happens after your garden is installed?  What should your designer do to ensure that the garden will grow nicely?  Typically I will go over with my clients about each plant and how much water and maintenance they need.  I tell all my clients that in the first 6 months to a year you should not maintain any of the plants as that is the time that they are establishing in the garden and need to be left alone to do their things. This video explains that whole process and much more.

Now I am curious to know if you have ever worked with a designer and what your experience was like.  Comment bellow and due tell.

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