Far Out Flora

Pretty Point Lobos

April 10, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 6 Comments

Point Lobos painting

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve was one of our first stops when we hit up the Monterey Bay area during our trip back to California. We normally have Max with us when we’re roadtripping. Dogs aren’t allowed in the reserve, even if they’re just hanging out in the car, so we usually skip it. You can park on the road and walk in if you’re traveling with a dog. It’s just south of Carmel on the way to Big Sur. Check it out if you have the chance.

Point Lobos panorama

Flying baby!


Looking south towards Big Sur

Don’t forget to enter the Beautiful Edible Garden book giveaway!

P.S.  It’s currently 35 degrees in Madison, WI… is this normal? I hate it. We still have a couple of ice chunks in our backyard. I will not miss a majority of WI weather when we move back to California.

Spectacular Succulent Gardens

March 22, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 4 Comments

Aloe polyphylla

No trip to Monterey is complete without a stop at Succulent Gardens. The big Aloe polyphylla on the right was HUGE. It’s in a wine barrel.

Caution, Succulents

Matti’s been playing around, taking crazy pics with the panorama camera setting on his phone.



Echeveria ‘Cassyz Winter’ all cresty

That’s me on crutches…

Don’t miss out on the giant Succulent Globe by Succulent Gardens at the SF Flower & Garden Show this weekend (the nursery is closed during the show).