Thursday, October 6, 2011

Descanso Gardens.

Hi Friends!

Want to enjoy a world class garden filled with lots of interesting plant collections and set in the gorgeous California Oak woodland...well, if you are in the Los Angeles area then I would say head on over to Descanso Gardens in La CaƱada Flintridge.  The area is rich in history and beauty and set in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.  It is a mix of old and modern with a collection of Camellia, Roses, California Natives, Water gardens, and formal Gardens, the list goes on and on.  Click on the Descanso Gardens link above for more information.

I hope you enjoy these pics. It was a sunny and gorgeous fall day!

Gallardia greatness.

Dahlia dreams.

This is the spot where the Dahlia and Gallardia were spotted.  Not too far from this lawn is the Kid's Train Depot, where kids can ride a mini steam engine around a mini track.  Fun fun fun.

Anemone ambition.  LOVE these.

This was one of four arches that were all draped in vine cover.  This is located smack dab in the middle of the rustic formal rose garden.  Great place to sit and soak it all in.

I snapped about 10 photos of the hop vine covered trellis.  Hops are used to make beer and have a fun latin name:  Humulus lupulus.  Love it.

The Brazilian Verbena, Verbena bonarienis, is a natural in any garden.  It adds a light and airy feel while inserting color and movement.  Butterflies cannot resist!

Rose arbor or adult jungle gym?

Formal gardens adjacent to the rose garden.

Modern and awesome.  Living wall in the newly installed Boddy House garden.

Agave admiration.

Pond near the entrance. 

Adjacent to the cafe.  I am a sucker for water gardens and especially fish.  Love it!

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