It's rained a few times since I've been here and it's so insane to see how quickly plants and trees sprout new green with the first drop of water. My dad tells me it's because all the plants are like "water! life! Gotta grow and flower, and spread our seed now, in 4 days since it just rained and we have no idea when the next rain will come." Duuuuh?! I didn't quiiiite know that-- I'm no plant expert, though hopefully one day I will be!
One highlight of the last couple weeks here has been meeting the ladies of Hollyflora, Becky and Holly. I've been stalking their work over the last year or so; they've been doing this flower thing for a long time- real deal florists with an amazing aesthetic. And they are soooooooo AWESOME. !!!
I wrote about them and their newly opened shop for Gardenista last week. Below are some photos from my visit; you can see more here.
On another note. This website has some really amazing mixes to listen to. Very California, somehow.
This bleeding heart vine. I had never heard about it until now. LOOK UP IMAGES OF THIS AMAZING THING.