Okay, this is me trying to cover 47 acres in one hour for you.
These plants are for sale obviously. I want to say I love the weeping cedrus flanked by Tibouchina and a row of Rudbeckia in front. Nice!
Leucospermum. I don't think I've ever seen one so red.
Into the garden...
Driftwood in the garden: Yes, yes, yes!
I rather like the Eucomis collapsed under this enormous grass.
This was a surprise.
This garden is known for its heathers.
I regret not taking more time to compose the pictures a little better so you could see the way the colors work together. These pictures only hint at that. As it was, I couldn't even see how the pictures looked in my camera because the sun was so bright.
A fence encloses everything above, plus much more, to prevent deer browse. But you can pass the fence at gate points, and hike straight out to the ocean.
Acres of doug iris.
If you've never seen the Pacific Coast, it varies on this theme for hundreds of miles.
There's a little teaching room out here overlooking the water.
This is cool... a whole wall of moss and lichen i.d.
Guy stayed with his parents close to the base because they're too old for the hike out, and I don't want to leave them waiting around for me while I dawdle over mosses and lichens. So, I head back in.
What's August without a dahlia garden...
Cemeteries as garden features: works for me.
I love a vegetable garden!
The welcome garden element is an old plow blade.
And I like this little scene across from the vegetable garden.
You'd have to grow basil in a cold frame out here.
What I enjoyed most in the vegetable garden were these single plantings of squash, so you can see exactly how much space a single squash would use if it could.
I found this extremely informative.
They're like ground covers. You can even get ones with variegated foliage.
Chuck B. says, "thumbs up" to the squash planting in the vegetable garden.
This looks like CA native Lilium pardilinum, but I'm moving pretty fast at this point.
Back at the nursery, I'm amazed how much I know about plants after gardening and volunteering at Strybing for a couple years. I used to be overwhelmed by plant choices at the nursery. Now I make short work of them.
I buy a passionflower to go with the Dahila imperialis I've decided to keep from last year...
Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta' for under my back steps...
and two Sisyrinchium 'Quaint & Queer' (I shit you not) as an impulse.