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I am in love with all manner of plant life. May you discover that plants are the source of all life and nature is the ultimate inspiration, and become as enamored as I am.
RED BLOODED SORREL: I super love on the dramatic gorgeousness of Perennial Red Veined Sorrel! The baby leaves are so perfect in a salad or any leafy green sauté. Plus easy, tough and gorgeous is a great combo in the garden. It will be plentiful today at the South Pasadena Farmers market! ;). See you there!

RED BLOODED SORREL: I super love on the dramatic gorgeousness of Perennial Red Veined Sorrel! The baby leaves are so perfect in a salad or any leafy green sauté. Plus easy, tough and gorgeous is a great combo in the garden. It will be plentiful today at the South Pasadena Farmers market! ;). See you there!

WELLIE PEEP: Sunday morning walk=gratitude for rain, for plants, for people, for life…  :)

WELLIE PEEP: Sunday morning walk=gratitude for rain, for plants, for people, for life… :)

TOMATO BABES ARE HERE! Like the bada$$ new purple cherry ‘Blue Berries’ from #BradGates , ‘Brad’s Black Heart’, ‘Ananas Noire’, awesome ‘Aussie’, and oh so much more. Plus this week Yellow Alpine Strawberries, the best culinary English Lavenders, Russian Tarragon, and the return of Mint. Enjoy the rain, enjoy the sun, see you soon! :)

TOMATO BABES ARE HERE! Like the bada$$ new purple cherry ‘Blue Berries’ from #BradGates , ‘Brad’s Black Heart’, ‘Ananas Noire’, awesome ‘Aussie’, and oh so much more. Plus this week Yellow Alpine Strawberries, the best culinary English Lavenders, Russian Tarragon, and the return of Mint. Enjoy the rain, enjoy the sun, see you soon! :)

SOUTH PIZZY FARMERS MARKET TODAY Y’ALL! First #tomato babes, omg! San Marzano Redorta and Carmello are here for the soft launch, way more varieties to follow. New Zealand Spinach is back, #bronzefennel, #stingingnettle, heirloom #asparagus, 2 types of Runner Beans and oh so much more! See ya there. :) PS. Pictured my fave #Mexican Flame Vine.

SOUTH PIZZY FARMERS MARKET TODAY Y’ALL! First #tomato babes, omg! San Marzano Redorta and Carmello are here for the soft launch, way more varieties to follow. New Zealand Spinach is back, #bronzefennel, #stingingnettle, heirloom #asparagus, 2 types of Runner Beans and oh so much more! See ya there. :) PS. Pictured my fave #Mexican Flame Vine.

BRING IT, MUSK STRAWBERRY! Just picked up these Musk Strawberry mother plants from my fave Sunset Nursery. Say what? You spread rapidly and aggressively? Musk Strawberry, I’m gonna propagate the sh*t out of you! Bring it on. ;) Expect to see these real soon..

BRING IT, MUSK STRAWBERRY! Just picked up these Musk Strawberry mother plants from my fave Sunset Nursery. Say what? You spread rapidly and aggressively? Musk Strawberry, I’m gonna propagate the sh*t out of you! Bring it on. ;) Expect to see these real soon..

HELP FEED YOURSELF: Poster from back in the day…”Make back yards and vacant lots productive. Work a garden. Raise chickens. Somebody has to raise or pack everything you eat. Do your share! ” ‘Nuff said, nuff said. :)

HELP FEED YOURSELF: Poster from back in the day…”Make back yards and vacant lots productive. Work a garden. Raise chickens. Somebody has to raise or pack everything you eat. Do your share! ” ‘Nuff said, nuff said. :)

HIGHLAND PARK ART WALK: Hey, DJ!  Baby, I got your number..Enjoying the locals. #nelalove ;)

HIGHLAND PARK ART WALK: Hey, DJ! Baby, I got your number..Enjoying the locals. #nelalove ;)

MONSTERA DELICIOSA: Delicious monster, indeed! This #philodendron is such a perfect example of how fun botanical nomenclature can be and why cultivating a basic understanding of the scientific classification of plants, ie, Genus and species will help you navigate the plant kingdom. Now, I don’t know the backstory of Monstera deliciosa, but I’m betting it’s a good one! ;) Salud, homeboy Carl #Linnaeus! Happy Friday!

MONSTERA DELICIOSA: Delicious monster, indeed! This #philodendron is such a perfect example of how fun botanical nomenclature can be and why cultivating a basic understanding of the scientific classification of plants, ie, Genus and species will help you navigate the plant kingdom. Now, I don’t know the backstory of Monstera deliciosa, but I’m betting it’s a good one! ;) Salud, homeboy Carl #Linnaeus! Happy Friday!

RAINY NIGHTS, ACE STYLE: Beautiful view of magical #LA from the top of the Ace. The roof is on fire! ;) I love my city.

RAINY NIGHTS, ACE STYLE: Beautiful view of magical #LA from the top of the Ace. The roof is on fire! ;) I love my city.

MANDALA GOODNESS & SOUTH PASADENA FARMERS MARKET TODAY! Runner Beans ‘Painted Lady’ , #perennial Tree Collards, edible Black Violas, fragrant edible variegated #carnations, English Thyme & Greek Oregano per request, Egyptian Walking Onions plus #Kale for days! ( Put a week on it). OP and Heirloom #Tomatoes plus basils in about 3 weeks!! :)

MANDALA GOODNESS & SOUTH PASADENA FARMERS MARKET TODAY! Runner Beans ‘Painted Lady’ , #perennial Tree Collards, edible Black Violas, fragrant edible variegated #carnations, English Thyme & Greek Oregano per request, Egyptian Walking Onions plus #Kale for days! ( Put a week on it). OP and Heirloom #Tomatoes plus basils in about 3 weeks!! :)

MAY YOUR SEARCH THROUGH NATURE LEAD YOU TO YOURSELF: Found this somewhere and had to share. Noodle this blessing for a few mins and see what happens. It will be something wonderful, I promise you. :) #sadhana

MAY YOUR SEARCH THROUGH NATURE LEAD YOU TO YOURSELF: Found this somewhere and had to share. Noodle this blessing for a few mins and see what happens. It will be something wonderful, I promise you. :) #sadhana

NEW MOON LA CUEVITA #NELA LOVE! Love my hood. :D Love my #homegirls #funtimes

NEW MOON LA CUEVITA #NELA LOVE! Love my hood. :D Love my #homegirls #funtimes

ECHEVERIA ‘AFTERGLOW’:  Afterglow is one of my fave succulents for its huge, pink rosettes and many many offsets you can share with friends. And of course, drought tolerance par excellence. Cheers to our centimeter of #LA rainfall & Happy Friday!! :)

ECHEVERIA ‘AFTERGLOW’: Afterglow is one of my fave succulents for its huge, pink rosettes and many many offsets you can share with friends. And of course, drought tolerance par excellence. Cheers to our centimeter of #LA rainfall & Happy Friday!! :)

TICK TOCK, IT DON’T STOP, MORE #NELA LOVE: Little Cave AKA La Cuevita !

TICK TOCK, IT DON’T STOP, MORE #NELA LOVE: Little Cave AKA La Cuevita !

THURSDAY POST MARKET #NELA LOVE! At the Greyhound, Highland Park. My version of The Artist’s Way. ;)

THURSDAY POST MARKET #NELA LOVE! At the Greyhound, Highland Park. My version of The Artist’s Way. ;)