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Not a whole lot's blooming in our garden (now that our passion flowers are giving way to passionfruit) — with one exception. The fuchsia plants are over the top right now. One of the shadiest spots in the yard is also the most colorful thanks to...

Florist Eric Buterbaugh is the man who keeps Hollywood in stems. Opulent, modern and rosy, his designs are how fashion and entertainment's top names (Valentino, Gwyneth, Vuitton) say things like thank you, congrats and let's party. Now Eric's making his favorite — and not-so-favorite! — blossoms sing...

On a hot afternoon in L.A., great tufts of bougainvillea were blooming in three sorbet colors — soft pink, golden orange and screeching fuchsia. Not a lot of shade, but the effect was refreshing. We pulled over, put money in the meter, and walked. These colorblocked bougainvilleas grow on...