Sunday, October 17, 2010


                                                                                                          Last Sunday, while selling at the Melrose Flea Market a gentleman and I starting talking about gardening and things and he proudly stated that he had a wonderful garden not too far from here. So of course, me being the jaded, cynical, not at all trusting gentleman that I am, I thought, oh yeah right! Well, see for yourself and this is just a fraction of the garden. And please take note of the giant Christmas cactus that was started from a cutting from the gentleman's great grandmothers plant. I was so pleased to see and photograph this garden (despite the rain), I will indeed return.




Gary said...

What a truly remarkable garden and much like your own, inspirational. And I really want that swing. May I save your photo of it to use as a reference? Thanks for taking the time to show us the wonderful place. - G

the gardeners cottage said...

hi kevin,

first of all, i had a sneaking suspicion that you were gorgeous and guess what? you are. i love seeing pics of my fav bloggers. and i love your new profile.

this garden is gorgeous and we all know that in so cal this time of year most gardens are not their best. wow, so beautiful. he has so many great plants that i know but don't know the name of. i hope you get to show us more.


ps ~ i can't remember how we met (do you?) but i'm so glad we did.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a lovely space.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Just lovely. I love gardens on overcast days.

I've also seen some amazing gardens in Gardena... Have you seen? Very lush, and often with an Asian flair, growing by the coast and that temperate climate makes for some breathtaking landscapes.

Mlle Paradis said...

these pictures are all so poetic and the garden so lush! can't believe it's l.a., but then this past weekends rains made EVERYTHING look lush.

loved the handprints post and the shadow in the first picture.

oh yes and HEY HANDSOME!

ayeM8y said...

Very nice and peaceful. Don’t you love meeting people at flea markets? I’ve met some of the most interesting characters through these channels. Made some lifelong friends, bought some amazing pieces and gained entrance to some of the most fabulous homes. The good stuff is always inside or in the backyard.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The garden is so green and cool looking. I luv the garden ornaments. Thanks for sharing....Julian

life, in small chunks said...

Lovely. Lucky you, that got to see it in person, but thanks for sharing with the rest of us. karin

Suzanne said...

What a lovely garden that is. It is nice to make new acquaintances I think.

You look like some of the photos you posted a while back of your father when he was younger. Two handsome guys in one family...:)

Thanks for showing us the garden.

La Dolfina said...

It is gorgeous.
I hope you don't mind but I suggested you to a friend who is in charge of guest speakers for her hoity toity Garden Club! She was excited!!