I broke out of San Francisco today and visited the Blake Garden. We came here many times on the other blog, most recently last November. This is my first visit in 2008.
I held the camera over my head and clicked pictures one after another as I turned in a circle.
Then I turned the camera sideways and did it again.
That's all the shady front garden. The back garden is sun-drenched.
So many things that people let get shaggy look better limbed up and pruned. Like this fantastic yucca.
Restio + rosemary.
That's Rosa banksiae climbing a pine.
A magnolia in each of the four corner beds around the little pond in the center.
Looks like some of them have survived some bad prunes. This is a teaching garden, so...
I wish someone would teach me how to make one of these.
Every time I try to make something like this, it's a disaster.
Maybe I just need more practice.
We're in the vegetable garden if that wasn't obvious.
I guess I didn't take many pictures in the vegetable garden. Back in to the ornamental garden?
Just a few more pictures.
Is this Rumex?
That's Doryanthes palmeri, and it's making a flower.