Dig It! Gardens

Dig it Gardens is the cutest gardening shop in Phoenix. They host a wide array of indoor and outdoor plants for sale. As well as gardening classes, which are sometimes offered on the weekends. Recently, I attending a class to learn about raising indoor plants. It was a lot of fun, and only $10! Certainly a great way to spend a hot Summer Saturday in Phoenix. The owners give a very humanized touch to the place, complete with an urban mural on the entire exterior of the building. It’s hard to miss as you drive down the street, and I had always wanted to stop by. I am glad I did because I learned a few tips on keeping my indoor plants alive, as well as realizing some errors I was making. My pothos plant is probably just as happy as I am, that I stopped by.

Check them out on Insta: @dig_it_phx

 

Desert Botanicals

The Desert Botanical Gardens also offers gardening classes. However, they are a bit more pricy. During the holiday season, I like to visit DBG, because of the vast outdoor space. It’s more enjoyable when it’s cool. My favorite event is LAS NOCHES DE LAS LUMINARIAS, usually hosted in the late Fall. Millions of little lights fill the gardens and grounds. Live music fills the air. It’s one of the most peaceful events in Phoenix to get you into the holiday vibe.

Gardens in New York

Gardens

I’m always inspired by nature around the world. A great garden is the best example of our appreciation for nature’s designs. I love to travel and I am always finding new flowers. Gardens are for adventure, while learning something new. Recently, on a trip to New York I came across quite a few flower friends. Most were Spring flowers, most pleasant to me during my birthday month of May.

Pansy

Pansies in New York City

Bleeding Hearts
Bleeding Hearts in Niskyuna, NY.
Daffodil
Daffodil in Niskyuna, New York #NoFilter

 

Flower Inspiration

I believe flowers have succeeded on this Earth, because they are good for it. They are good for humans, and nature alike. I’ve always been inspired by the way humans take design from nature. Almost everything we create, we have borrowed from our Mother Earth. Often we forget to give credit where credit is due. For my entire life, I have never been able to shut my eyes to our planet. I’ve had some of the most romantic experiences being at peace with our world. Take time to breathe it all in. Smell the roses.

Desert Poppies Blooming near Lake Pleasant, Arizona | March 2017

 

 

Poppy and Peony Flower Friends

I’ve always been in love with our planet in my own way. There are a plethora of nature’s secrets, which I will never have time to discover. I found this perfect flower friend, while I was walking my dog. Sometimes little flowers jump out at me, so I have to capture the moment. Tiny things capture my attention, like the refraction of a holiday light. Or intricate patterns on the underside of a leaf. The Earth takes my breath away every day that I live.