A wonderful 2.5 acre garden worth visiting in Palo Alto, CA is The Gamble historic Garden. A free, self guided tour takes about an hour and there are benches and many places to sit and enjoy the day if you have the time. You can also head inside the Gamble house, we found a nice little horticulture library within.
I’ve got many blog posts queuing up. This one, though, is a topic for you if you love flowers and want to see more color in your garden – Winter-Spring-Summer and Fall. Maybe even all 12 months…
We’re just back from a short trip to Lake Tahoe and wanted to share a tree that is clearly one town along the Lake’s favorite. The town is Incline Village- the tree – Laburnum watereri ‘Vossii’. No words do justice to the visual impact of the golden-wisteria like flowers.
Architectural plants with interesting texture for your garden? “Restios?” Hmmm. What’s a restio? If you’v never heard of them, you’re not alone! But like recent posts, if you’re looking for new plants to know for garden/planting design, then these 3 restios are worth knowing!
I’m always obsessed with conifers (see link at bottom page for recent post on conifers) so today, I want to share with you more info about them -but not really -them – instead, conifer like plants!Now I know what you’re thinking… What’s this about?! But in your garden, the textural element of chosen plants (by way of foliage) can create a wonderful effect and these foliage effects can in turn create drama, tranquility, and an artistry left only to your creative imagination!
New plants are being introduced all the time. If you’re getting ready to do some planting, check out these 12 amazing plants that come from DOWN Under. These awesome Australian natives are low maintenance if you plant the right plant in the right spot.
Listen, whether you’re a plant/garden geek or not, these Protea family plants are an excellent choices for your dry Mediterranean climate garden. In this short post get ready view 5 wonderful plants in the Protea family. These 5 are either native to the Mediterranean regions of South Africa or Australia. You may be familiar with Grevilleas and Leucadendrons and less familiar with
Conifers pull their weight in the garden like no other! This wonderful group of plants defined by having cone bearing seeds and mostly being evergreen can provide you with sizes ranging from the enormous giant redwood to a tiny dwarf. In between – are more modest sizes and shapes – from ground covers to shrubs […]
Hello and Happy 2019 to you from Judy and me at Passionategardeners!!! Thanks for checking in. Now you may be wondering, WHY, in the middle of January, I decided to write a post about “favorite roses at the Berkeley Rose Garden” but there is a reason- the main one being, January, is key time for annual […]
This past weekend, Oct. 26 – 27th, we spent the night in Nevada City (an historic quaint, Gold Rush town nestled in the foothills of the Sierras.) We had no idea that this was THE PLACE TO BE for fall color in Northern California. We had had an overnight in Tahoe the night before to […]