This is off-topic, but I forgot to tell my aunt that the apple cake she brought to the family reunion was AMAZING. Peripherally, this is garden-ish as we talked about the apple trees we each recently planted.
I garden organically in Northern California, zone 9, Sunset zone 14/15 (depending on what mood San Pablo Bay is in). The front garden is planted with mostly drought-tolerant plants, many of them California natives, to provide nectar, seeds, and urban habitat for wildlife. No lawn.