Are you a classic car lover? If you are, don’t miss the 9th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance luxury classic car exhibition at La Jolla Cove. This incredible auto show is sponsor by the La Jolla Historical Society’s and is one of La Jolla’s signature events.
This 3-day event features a Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party Friday April 5, a Motor Tour of San Diego on Saturday April 6, and the Main Event on Sunday April 7.
New this year will be a special area for automotive artwork, featuring artists who have also exhibited their work at the Pebble Beach Concours event.
For more information visit their website
Thinking of remodeling your La Jolla home? Here is an inforgraphic on the top 10 remodeling projects that will give you the best bang for your buck! These projects will yield the greatest return on your investment once your ready to sell your home!
(via California Association of Realtors)
Living in La Jolla is priceless! Our weather is perfect, not a cloud in the sky, the sun is shinning and it is just another great day in March! If you are freezing, surrounded by snow and it feels like winter will never end, maybe it is time to make a move! La Jolla is calling your name!
If you are a frequent reader of my blog then you know I love to garden. To celebrate Spring, San Diego offers a variety of fabulous garden shows. These tours you can take your time and stroll through wonderful garden paths and admire beautifully manicured gardens, full of amazing colors and beauty. From now until the end of May, dozens of private gardens will open their gates to appreciative visitors as part of 16 unique gardens tours listed below (via San Diego Home and Garden) Many of the garden tours are also fundraisers to wonderful causes in our community. Tickets are available online or at area businesses listed on the sponsoring organizations’ websites.
Here are the list of Spring Garden Tours for 2013!
15th Annual Borrego Garden Tour
Art abounds in the six tour gardens plus a bonus garden in Borrego Springs. This year the tour will included a new landscape that is featured in a refurbished 1950’s home. It will also feature a 4-acre oasis with a stream and seven waterfalls surrounds a Drew Hubble-designed straw-bale home. While visiting Borrego don’t forget to see the landscape around sculptor Ricardo Breceda’s metal dinosaurs.
San Diego Horticultural Society and Lake Hodges Native Plant Club Tour – “Variety is the Spice of Life – and Gardens”
Tour the wonderfully diverse six private gardens in Poway. The gardens feature a wide array of water-wise plantings, including native plants, succulents and cacti for the home landscape.
Tickets: $25 ($20 in advance for SDHS members)
The Fallbrook Garden Club Garden Tour
There will be seven private gardens featuring water conservation techniques, drought tolerant gardening, native landscapes, and tropical venues. The tour will start at the Fallbrook Historical Society. The tour will also include vintage cars at each of the gardens.
Details : Fallbrookgardenclub
11th Annual California Native Plant Garden Tour
Tour goers are guided past 18front-yard gardens in the historic Seaside neighborhood of downtown Oceanside. Along the 1½-mile route, native plant experts will answer questions and refreshments will be sold.
“A Ticket to Ride” — The 88th Annual Coronado Flower Show
A festive tent in Spreckels Park is home to floral displays, information booths, a beer garden and entertainment. Maps are available there for drive-by visits to winning front-yard gardens around the village.
(photo by Kelly Casey)
18th Annual Friends of East County Arts Garden Tour
This garden tour has everything from tropicals, succculents, roses galore, pergolas, patios, pathways to whimsical nooks. The tour includes a homestead with Clydesdales horsesto small gardens with an orchid hot house and Koi ponds.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 on event day
12th Annual Point Loma Garden Walk
Ten large gardens and a couple of private homes they surround will open for touring in the bay-view La Playa area of Point Loma. The Garden Walk features self-guided tours of the private residential gardens, and a fantastic garden boutique as part of the event. Once again this year is the Dana Diamond escorted tour with transportation and lunch. Don’t miss the Garden Boutique and plant sale.
(photo by Point Loma Garden Club)
“Blooms, Boulders and Birds” – Ramona Garden Tour
Six varied gardens one which includes a working winery, with panoramic vistas, a cactus and succulent garden and a 250-bush rose garden around rural Ramona on this self-guided tour. Don’t miss the plant sale, vendors and opportunity drawing at the Ramona Library.
“Go Wild!” — San Diego Native Garden Tour
Twenty-five native plant gardens across the county are featured on this inaugural two-day tour. Included are stops at home and public gardens as well as landscape restorations. Talks, plant sale and marketplace, chance drawing for a garden design.
“Nature’s Palette” — 16th Annual Sage & Songbirds Festival and Garden Tour
A three-day tour of five Alpine gardens teeming with winged wildlife plus a raptor rehabilitation facility is part of this festival; it includes a free butterfly release, a habitat plant sale, information booths and vendors at Viejas Outlets Showcourt May 4-5
Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 after April 1
17th Annual Clairemont Town Council Garden Tour
In addition to 12 gardens in the Clairemont neighborhood, this tour includes an afternoon-long reception with talks by gardening experts on energy efficiency, “green” gardening and other topics. Refreshments.
Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 on event day
“Something for Everyone”- 15th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk
More than a dozen gardens around bungalows and historic estates in the heart of Mission Hills highlight this pre-Mother’s Day tour. Three stops showcase urban farming. Marketplace and wine tasting at Mission Hills Nursery.
Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of event; children under 12, free
18th Annual Country Garden Tour of Fallbrook
The home garden of sculptor Jim Helms, the ornamental and edible garden of a permaculture practitioner, and a stylized cactus garden are among the seven stops on this tour. The event begins at Palomares House on Stagecoach Lane, where refreshments will be served and garden items and art will be sold.
Tickets: $20 in advance; $27 on event day
“Eastern Prospects” — San Diego Floral Association Historic Garden Tour
Eight gardens in the historic neighborhood of Burlingame and North Park will be showed case this year.
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 on event day
15th Annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla
Destination gardens are not announced until tour day, but past tours have visited both charming cottage gardens and sprawling seaside estates. Special Platinum Tour includes transportation and brunch. Musical entertainment and tabletop displays. New this year is a garden boutique with plants, art and gourmet farm products.
Tickets: $50 ($40 for La Jolla Historical Society members)
Seventh Annual Loma Portal Home & Garden Tour
Xeriscape gardens, outdoor entertaining spaces and renovated historic homes and landscapes will be part of this six home-garden tour in the Loma Portal area of Point Loma. Craft fair and opportunity drawing at Loma Portal Elementary School.
(list provided by San Diego Home & Garden Magazine)
March 1-May 12, 2013
I don’t know about you, but seeing a gorgeous display of fresh flowers always puts a smile on my face! My favorite place to go to see an amazing assortment of exquisite and colorful flowers is at The Carlsbad Flower Fields. If you’re having a bad day there is no better place to go to change your mood. Just seeing 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that cascade down the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in a spectacular display of colors, you will feel like you are standing in the middle of a rainbow! Don’t be surprise when you see the gorgeous Ranunculus in full bloom the scene, will take your breath away!
For the first time in over 15 years, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® has changed its color pattern to a new array of colors this year. New and past visitors will be stunned at the new fields of color right above the ocean.
Some of the special features at the Flower Fields include a Sweet Pea Maze, The Artist Gardens, American Flag of Flower, a gift shop and festivals throughout the season. There are many other unique events you will not want to miss. Check out the FLOWER FIELDS website for all the details including information on special events and ticket sales.
If you wonder if buying a La Jolla home is a good investment. Check out this infograhic by California Association of Realtors that states:
“Over the past 42 years , Home prices have risen in California almost every year, and they are back on the rise. History shows that homeownership in California is a solid long-term investment.“
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