Palo Alto, if you've never been here, is a beautiful, affluent suburb about 30 minutes south of San Francisco. An oak canopy seems to cover the whole city, which is very safe and clean. Stanford University is here. Hewlett-Packard began in a garage here. The people are friendly and everyone is smart and good looking. They all live in beautiful Craftsmen or Eichler homes.
And they have huge community gardens where everything is perfect. I mean, seriously. Is it me, or is this off the hook? The gardens below cover an acre or two; Emma figured at least 100 plots. Who are these people?
Emma appreciated these horse tanks used as planting beds.
In the whole place, a single element of whimsy.
This is the Master Gardeners plot. Are they on speed?
I sometimes wonder why more Californians don't have garden blogs.
I'm beginning to figure it out...
Around the periphery of the garden, countless rose bushes (blooming next month) and ornamentals for cutting
And a small water-wise demonstration garden.