6/1/14

Return to the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Tap, tap, tap... does this still work? Burning question: How long are you "a blogger" for, after the last time you blogged? What is a "blogger", anyway? Well, regardless, here are some pictures I took today, at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

This one is my favorite.

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I love to see purple and red in a garden. Especially in a dry garden.

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This one is my 2nd favorite. The iPhone version came out with better focus and composition.

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(How many pictures have I taken of Guy sitting in a garden with his phone? Note-to-self: Idea for future blog post! The received wisdom in our relationship is that I am the one who is obsessed with his phone. Yet I have all these pictures that indicate something else...)

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Exfoliating manzanita bark! So best.

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I was feeling like the overall population of California natives appears to have gone down in this garden somewhat since my last visit, whenever that was. Lots  of renovation going on in the part of the garden that contained them. Gardens are dynamic places. Lots of native buckwheat here:

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and here. That yellow one below is Eriogonum crocatum. Rarely in nurseries (hard to germinate, I recall being told), but they have it here. I bought two.

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9 comments:

queerbychoice said...

You're alive!!! It's good to see you blogging again.

Your evidence of Guy's phone usage won't count for much if you took many of those pictures with your phone.

I like how, in the last photo, a plant in the background appears to give the statue wings.

rosekraft said...

Happy you've decided to resume your wonderful garden tours.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Welcome back!

Pam/Digging said...

It's an incredible garden. I visited for the first time last summer on the Garden Bloggers Fling. So wish you'd been there too!

Josh said...

Yay!!!! My favorite blogger is back. You've been missed. Great pictures/thoughts, as always.

Katie S said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing

weeder1 said...

Oh!What a lovely surprise to find a new posting on your blog! Welcome back; you have been missed! Please don't go away again~

LostRoses said...

You're still a blogger as long as you're in my Bloglovin' feed. Yay, glad you're back! The feathery things in the top photo are my favorite also. I've been planting a bunch of feather grass to get that look though on a much smaller scale. I love the movement of it in my containers, because the petunias just sit there.

Denise said...

So glad we're not going to waste time with definitions and get straight to the important stuff, which is you at the Bancroft garden. Love the first photo to with what I'm guessing are the Australian xanthorrhoeas.