I dropped by the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, and made a return visit to the Woodside Library native garden.
You can pretty much count on me showing you pictures of Ribes.
It's a young garden.
Two of the Master Gardener ladies were here working, and one of them gave me a tour.
Apparently, this Salvia 'Bees Bliss' is becoming a real problem. Very smelly, and too eager to grow and take over. They have three patches of it.
The fungus was an interest point.
They'd been looking for a pile of dogshit for several weeks, but this is what they were smelling.
For the most part, the place smelled great.
The camera cannot interpret this rose for you. You really needed to see it with your own eyes.
And smell it.
Garden sign positivity. Excellent.
"Japanese Rice Koshibikari"
Besides the demonstration garden, this place is really quite the agricultural operation.
Throughout, there's a sense of gearing up for spring.
Gearing up at a leisurely pace, that is.
Note: the ostensible fog drifting through the air, isn't. It's smoke from a scrapyard fire. I thought it was just smoke from a lot of fireplaces. For awhile there yesterday, I thought Palo Alto was the new Los Angeles.