A native bouquet made by my boyfriend who works at the Theodore Payne Foundation, here in L.A. "Founded in 1960, Theodore Payne Foundation promotes the understanding and preservation of California native flora". Check out their nursery or go to the website: www.theodorepayne.org. This bouquet includes Coral Bells, Sunflowers, Penstemon and Salvia.

I am truly working in a Southern California garden. The California poppy Eschscholzia californica grows alongside Opuntia - the edible nopales cactus - at the Huntington Ranch.