South Coast Botanic Garden

"Don't ask, don't say. Everything lies in silence." Sometimes you just need to get away from it all to rejuvenate. The beauty of nature always calms me. It also fires up my creativity. I mean, look at this tree: Know what it's called? Shaving-brush tree. Spot on! I recently explored the vast South Coast Botanic Garden, which covers 87 acres. Different sections have varied features, including desert plants, majestic redwoods, verdant meadows, exotics fruits, and a sensory garden (my … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Garden

"When weeding, destroy the roots." -Chinese proverb Dandelions. I remember pulling them out in our yard as a child, trying to yank out the entire plant, so they wouldn't infiltrate our soft grass. We used the green expanse to throw around a football or pitch a baseball. Sometimes we were too lazy to deweed properly, so we just pulled out the bright colored petals. It doesn't matter so much for lawns, but weeding a vegetable garden is another issue entirely. I remember the impressive … [Read more...]