A Walk in the Garden

Close Up of Buckeye Flower

The weather this spring is so incredible this year.  There are breezes in off the ocean, the skies are blue, we have cool weather.  And we have had rain.  The result is that flowers are in bloom everywhere, and a few miles down the road, we are blessed with 33 acres of an ever-changing and evolving botanical garden, the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden.  I believe all the plants are native to California, and most are drought tolerant – perfect for the xeriscape garden – and incredibly beautiful.

California Buckeye
In the Cactus Garden
Matilija Poppies
Close Up of Matilija Poppy
Close Up of Monkey Flower
Penstemon
California Pepper Tree
One of the Many Varieties in the Salvia Garden
Oak Trees
Mystery Plant
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