Category Archives: Travel-California

I Left My Heart [at the Green Wall] in San Francisco

I went to San Francisco for ten days to meet my new grandson. Of course I fell in love with him. On Saturday afternoon I took a break from family to visit the newly reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art … Continue reading

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A Walk Down the Road

There are still patches of snow on our lawn. Yesterday, I woke up to a fresh coating of white all over everything. Around here, in the New York City suburbs, everybody wants to know when winter will be over. Many … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! (in Northern California)

The snow is falling again in the Northeast, and I look out at the fading light in my garden, which is two colors: the gray of the tree trunks and branches and the white of the snow. In San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Xeriscaping

In Northern California, there are still plenty of typical suburban front yards with thirsty lawns and foundation plantings of shrubs trimmed into gumdrop shapes. Biking around Sonoma recently I saw a number of white-picket-fenced cottage gardens filled with rose bushes … Continue reading

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West Hollywood: The Schindler Garden

In 2006 I made my first pilgrimage to Schindler House, between Melrose and Santa Monica, just East of La Cienega. Although its design was revolutionary at the time it was designed, 1922—it was intended as a kind of single-level, shared-kitchen … Continue reading

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The Real Gardens of Beverly Hills

Well, darlings, Dig-It-Blog’s most popular post, day in and out, has been “Garden Visits in the Hamptons,” (now updated with new and better pictures). What’s behind those hedges and gates, people want to know. So, last week, off to the … Continue reading

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Sonoma Farm Market Breakfast

It all started with a trip to the Sonoma Farmers’ Market on Friday, where our friends Melinda and Robert picked up fresh bread, salad greens, asparagus, strawberries, and eggs. Everyone who lives around here wants to cook and eat “primary … Continue reading

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