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Stone Walls

In a couple of days I’ll be honing my masonry skills. I’ve been frequently teased about my bizarre (to some) affection for rocks. I like to collect them and place them all over the garden, and extra special ones go on window sills and bookshelves. […]

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Butterfly Bush

Walked out to the garden this afternoon and found the most wonderful sign of spring: dozens of butterflies and flowers in full bloom. They hovered so slowly over the butterfly bush, almost as if sedated by the nectar of the flowers, so that I was […]

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Moortens Botanical Gardens

  Moorten’s Botanical Gardens is one of my three favorite places to shop for new cactus every season; the other two being The Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley and the Living Desert nursery in Palm Desert. Moorten’s is by far the oldest, having first been […]

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