To garden is to artistically express hope in the future. Seeds are planted in expectation of the coming season. Trees go in long before they cast a giant shadow. See how a young lady's beauty is enhanced as framed by nature. The image is simplicity itself. The foreground is a planting of Mexican Sage (s. Leucantha). A single bold Agave americana 'Marginata' serves as backdrop.
This Valentines Day, the sun warmed Diamond Bar to 79 °. It was a busy day of preparation in my own garden for spring. 400 bulbs are going in the prepared soil this week. But the day will come when it will be time for a break.
The Garden World Social whirl consumes April. This is the traditional High Season for gardeners craving invitations from generous souls who open their gardens to strangers. During these visits will occur a happy communion between those who like to dig and dally with plants and butterflies. Novices will hesitantly try Latin pronunciations on sympathetic ears. Cameras click and pads of paper are sketched with words and diagrams of new ideas to try.
Author Nan Sterman sent this photo to build anticipation of what to expect if you accept this invitation
The Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour is an all day event that includes a walking tour of 20+ private gardens, school garden, nurseries, a visit to the Monarch Butterfly Program, fire station garden, and more.
The Gardener's marketplace will showcase some of San Diego County's best boutique plant growers, photography, garden art and supplies
There will also be talks on all types of gardening topics.
Tickets go on sale March 1, 2010. For more information visit http://www.encinitasgardenfestival.org/
Thank you to Trisha Bowler for the lovely photo of daughter-in-love Debbie. Taken at the
Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula