Late summer color


Stanford Shopping Center is awesome because dogs are allowed in all of the stores, it’s outside, and GARDENS. Dahlias, petunias, alstroemeria, multiple nicotiana varieties, asters, spiky silvery astelia, and about a million other things. It is quite literally a riot of color over there right now and definitely worth a visit.

orange and blue






Even more pretty, easy drought tolerant containers

oxalis container

Saw these containers outside of Apartment 46 in San Mateo. Apartment 46 is an inviting, off the beaten track shop with lots of unique, pretty, affordable things for your home. It’s definitely worth a visit.

I’m loving all of this purple/black oxalis I am seeing lately, especially when it’s spilling out of a whitewashed concrete container.

More green and purple in these black painted wine barrels: Oxalis Triangularis (Purple Shamrock), Liriope muscari Variegata (the spiky grass like plant in the center),  a mix of purple, green and blue echeveria; and sedums spilling over the sides.

Note: Oxalis Triangularis is poisonous to cats and dogs.

green and purple containers

green and purple containers