Our neighborhood in LA is home to some of the most stunning nurseries you’ll find anywhere. They’re on Sawtelle: and include Hashimoto’s and Yamaguchi’s Bonsai (http://www.yelp.com/biz/hashimoto-nursery-los-angeles#query:nurseries). I remember going to both of these with my grandfather, who was a Bonsai collector and overall plant enthusiast when I was a kid, and there is something intensely wonderful about going there even now.
We went on a spending spree yesterday, and helped deck out the balcony garden with some flowers that I hope will be suitable for cutting. Working from home, these containers of flowers and vegetables are one of the highlights of each day.