On April 15 there was a free tour of San Francisco Gardens which featured California native plants.
There were so many gardens to see I had to limit myself to the 6 or 7 gardens in my part of town. Good to see what others do with the same weather and soil conditions.
The garden above was simple but elegant. There were two rows of ceanothus planted on each edge of the yard. The plants were like small trees with large dark blue/lavender colored flowers. It was stunning.
Below is another view of the ceanothus.
The gardens were varied. Some were overplanted with beautiful natives, like a little forest.
Here is some monkey flower growing wild in a back yard.
Some California native grasses there as well.
On a more thirsty note, meet my new daughter, Claire Renaissance.
Adopted February 2012, from Ontario, Canada!