Welcome!  I am Shelly Trabucco, an artist occasionally blogging from the central coast of California. This ad-free website is a place to share my love of art and nature. Growing plants and combining them with salvaged materials is how I started years ago. Succulents are my favorite, but I also like to grow lots of flowers, tillandsias (aka air plants), stag horn ferns, and carnivorous plants. Handcrafting gourds has become my latest obsession.  I sell my creations at the annual Aromas Hills Artisans Autumn Art Fest and Holiday Art Festival, and at my home studio by appointment. Look for my flowers on the tables at the Moss Landing CafeFind me on FaceBook!

Shop for our Gourds on Etsy: NestEggGardens – Etsy

Our barn owl nest camera gives us an inside, up-close view of the mother owl and babies. View the short clips on these YouTube playlists: 2021, 2019, 2018

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