What is really beautiful about fruit trees and many times overlooked is their spectacular flower show in the Spring. Every fruit tree bears beautiful flowers before they become fruit. When these fruit trees are in bloom they rival any sought after Spring Cherry Blossom trees. Peach and nectarine trees have gorgeous flowers in a dark shade of pink. Cherry, plum, and apricot trees have mauve pink flowers as well. Apple trees bear sultry pale pink/cream colored flowers with a darker pink center. Even orange and lemon trees have lovely little clusters of white flowers whose intoxicating fragrance wafts through any garden. Continue reading Flowering Fruit Trees
Daffodils are in bloom everywhere in the Bay Area right now. They are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. Sometimes they even start blooming earlier in January – February depending on the weather.
Aah celebrating birthdays. These days it seems each kid wants to do something unique and with so many kids it can be hard to do something totally original. That is the dilemma the twins were facing, what to do for their 14th birthday. Around this time is when I got a very timely newsletter from Filoli Gardens announcing their Daffodil Daydreams! A totally unique experience with hundreds and hundreds of daffodils in full bloom, what an awesome idea for a birthday event! Continue reading Celebrating the Twins Birthday at Daffodil Dreams At Filoli Gardens
2014 was a big birthday for me; you guessed it, the big 50! To celebrate this milestone my entire family came to California from all corners of America. All arrived on the day of my birthday to surprise me! Continue reading Celebrating My Birthday with My Family
Every year I host a Spring Garden Ladies Lunch for all my girlfriends. It’s usually in late April or May depending on when the flowers are blooming at their peak. Continue reading Spring Garden Ladies Lunch
In the summer of 2008 I hosted a Summer Garden Ladies Evening. I wanted to give all my lady friends a chance to get dressed up and come hang out in the garden. But I also wanted them to just enjoy themselves and just be served. After thinking about this for a while I came up with the idea of asking the guys (mostly husbands of the ladies coming) if they would be willing to be waiters and servers and bartenders for the evening. The guys were thrilled to be surrounded by so many ladies and happily agreed!! It was a fun filled evening with drinks, food, plenty of laughter and good cheer. Continue reading Summer Garden Ladies Evening
2014 is the first year I hosted a Spring Garden Ladies Lunch in our new home in Los Gatos. We moved a year earlier but it took me a year to get the garden updated to my liking. Don’t get me wrong; the garden in this property is what sold me on the home! Continue reading Our First Spring Garden Ladies Lunch
In the summer of 2014 Hitesh and the girls hosted a birthday celebration for me in the garden. Here are pictures from that event. Continue reading Birthday Celebration in the Garden