Some pictures of my friend's garden in Menlo Park.
Arctostaphylos pajaroensis (Pajaro Manzanita). There are three cultivars that I know of, but I don't know how to identify any of them (Lester Rountree, Brett's Beauty, Roger's Bronze):
The Phormium was sold to her as a dwarf variety. Ha!
Some people hate hibiscus.
Coreopsis gigantea together with Eriogonum arborescens. I just bought E. arborescens seed. I gave her the Coreopsis.
And we went to Roger Reynolds Nursery in Atherton to look at Japanese maples for me; they've got this kiwi vine going on:
With just a few kiwis growing on it.
(The maples in one gallon pots had already dropped their leaves, so no deal.)
My friend showed me some guerilla gardening, Menlo Park-style
And we went to see the redwoods on Teague Hill.
Looking uphill at a drainage. This would be a scary place to be during a heavy rain.
And these are from today, at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
The entry garden:
Plectranthus, my favorite low shrub for shade. Not really a shrub, I guess. A perennial.