Category Archives: Green Thumb

Southern California In Bloom

Oh boy, is it May already?! Well, you know what that means? April Showers = May Flowers. And right now Southern California succulents and cacti are in full-bloom (as are so many other things, including roses, but we’ll have to post about that another time)!  The blooms range so much in color, size and texture that each one is a work of art in itself. Pigment’s store manager, Carissa, took a moment to capture them at their finest.

Balboa Park Desert Garden

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All these lovely blooms reside at the Desert Garden in Balboa Park in San Diego, a 2.5 acre garden that contains more than 1,300 plants. If you’re ever in town, or live nearby, take an afternoon this weekend to stop by to see these beauties in person. The blooms don’t last long so hurry up and catch a glimpse before they turn in normal ol’ cacti and you have to wait a whole other year to see them in all their glory.

Happy weekend! – XO Pigment

The Desert Garden at Balboa Park
2525 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Bringing the Outdoors In

Ready for spring but your outdoor garden isn’t just yet?? How about bringing the outdoors inside?

(source: heather nette king)


We have just the thing: the ever-so-clever Woolly Pockets!

top left: Wally Three. top right: Island Lana.  center: Island Tina . bottom left: Island Steve. bottom right: Wally One


(source: terri planty blog)


Spring Green Goodies…

Happy Friday! We can’t believe Spring is almost upon us, let alone that it is Friday. But hey, we’re not complaining about it. We kick off this month with a round-up of our top 10 favorite “green goodies”:

1. We love the *reusable Baby Baggu. It’s the perfect Farmer’s Market companion.
2. Add a pop of color in your kitchen with these Now Design Floursack Towels
3. Fancy Box Appetite by Black + Blum – a stylish and green (color and environmentally friendly) way to pack your lunch
4. Spruce up your patio lunch setting with Chilewich’s Basket Weave Round Placemats
5. Get that Spring garden box started using the Wooly Pocket Meadow planter
6. Oh yes, these are by far one of our faves – Fermob Bistro Chairs!
7. We’re kind of in love with the Retro Bullet Planter.. just sayin’
8. Heirloom Fruits & Vegetables – this book is a great resource to start that Heirloom garden you’ve always dreamed of
9. Pack up for a little Spring get away with this sweet Vintage Floral Suitcase
10. We are (naturally) fans of Amy Paul’s art work. Check out this Green City Detail and more of her work here.


We Are… Tend Living

This is Britt and Scott of Tend Living. Britt is the creative talent/green thumb behind all those fancy orbs you see hanging in our store front window, and some of those amazing planters through out the shop. Scott is her wingman, and staff photog for Tend. Together, they have been long time supporters and involved artists with Pigment.
(Check out an earlier blog post here, on how Britt got Tend started).
In the above photo, Britt is holding a beautiful Tillandsia Xerographica of her faves!

Britt and Scott have lived in North Park (San Diego) for the past 14 years – that’s pretty O.G. if you ask us.

What do you appreciate about North Park? “…we have watched our community exponentially blossom. This neighborhood has come a long way and still has so much potential as a thriving arts and culture enclave. We really appreciate being here and love participating in the co-creation of it all.”

What makes Pigment unique to you? “Pigment is unique because it is artist-owned and run by folks who really care about the community it serves, with dedicated attention to the work of local creatives. And they have the best shop dog ever, Cash! It has been a beautiful thing to see [owners] Amy and Chad’s vision come to life over the years; theirs is a rare labor of love that shows itself in every lovely, inspired nook.”

one of Britt’s beauts hanging in our store window. Feel inspired? You can create your own here, at our plant lab.

We love Tend Living. We love community. We love “love.”