2.10.2015

Spanish Revival: finding the Romance of Spain and Mission Style at the Bowers Museum

Mission style garden at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA


Tucked away at what is now the 'back' side of the modern entrance to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA, are Spanish Revival mission style buildings of the original museum. The mature garden and cool echoing halls are a welcome retreat from the overbearing freeways and commerce just outside.

2.02.2015

It's Cactus Time: California Cactus Center

Succulents in a large blue glazed bowl, garden accent at the California Cactus Center

This is the perfect season for a landscaping project with succulents, aloes and cactus, and the California Cactus Center is a good place to start. Whether a single planter like the one above is in your plan, or a larger grouping in the ground, finding inspiration within a garden setting can help to give any project focus, style and content.