Flowers make me happy for some reason. I love flowers and I truly think this is one of the best gifts to get anyone. My mom loves flowers and grows a lot of them in the back yard. I on the other hand, love flowers, but can't seem to keep them alive. But I love going to places like the Hashimoto Nursery where they have all sorts of different flowers, plants, and outdoor decorations.
To give you a background on the Hashimoto Nursery, it is the only left today after the pre-war business. Sawtelle had around 26 different Japanese-owned nurseries owned by the Japanese Immigrants to America and Neisei - those born in the US to Japanese immigration parents. It first started around 1928 when the first of the Hashimoto brothers settled in the Swatelle area.
*Photograph courtesy of the Hashimoto Nursery website
"80 years and 3 generations later, Hashimoto Nursery is still family owned and operated, providing quality plants and friendly service to the Westside." - Hashimoto Family
Website Link here.