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A Visit to Zone 10..

Posted by dodgerdudette NapaCaz9 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 12, 11 at 21:14

As promised, a few more photos from Seaside Gardens in Carpenteria.

There was lots of lavender in full bloom, still a month off in my garden. The middle ground pink is Cistus

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They had a fantastic planting of grasses. With the afternoon sea breezes here this area must be really dynamic.

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The blue in the foreground is one of our native Ceonothus, which is blooming now all up and down the coast.

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Aloes and Aeoniums

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The garden was so colorful-really well designed to take advantage of what is blooming now-in whatever season.

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You didn't warn us to wear sunglasses! WOW! It POPS!


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I want to see this in person! Just gorgeous Kathy, thank you for sharing.

GB, you're right about the sunglasses - everything's so subtle on the east coast right now.

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Wowser -- Kathy, you're so right - it's such an amazingly well designed garden - I love the flow to it and how well placed everything is.... it must be simply breathtaking in person.... another who'd love to live in Zone 10...I'd give up tulips I do believe.

And to see the ceonanthus in "native" -- another shrub I've lusted after but had no success in getting it to live thru my zone (there are a couple that are supposedly hardy into Z7 and a few southern VA nurseries do sell it).

Keep those photos coming!

-cindy


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Fantasyland...!


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My thoughts, exactly, Woody. Fantasyland. Is this real? It looks as if the grass is not just greener on the other side...

Thanks for the peek.

Yeona


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Some of those plantings are downright alien. What a wonderful place! I particularly like the grasses and I bet they're just beautiful in the breeze.

I particularly like Ceonothus, does it have a fragrance?


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Here is another photo of a Ceanothus from Seaside gardens, common name is 'California Lilac' but I never hear that used anywhere.
This Calif native plant blooms only in spring and there are both bush forms and groundcover forms. No fragrance Chelone !

Cindy, I think it's not so much hardiness as the issue as it might be the summer rains. This plant lives in the wild with zero rain in summer and does not tolerate wet feet.

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Denise and I had a great time today here, unfortunately the sun came out and made photos difficult. I really need to visit here when the June gloom is upon us.

The entry garden had an installation of these giant ants..

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Madame Ganna Walskas residence..

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One of the pools-abalone and other shells are used with abandon.


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Oy , the Agaves ! We looked for a tag to no avail on this one, so Denise will look in her Agave book. These are huge plants, 5 to 6 footers

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Lemons anyone ?

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I wonder if those "ants" are supposed to be lotus eaters, LOL? I'd be happy to live there as a bug!

So cool -- I think because so much of it has such immense structure that everything is so incredibly striking (of course the techno color is not bad either).

Yes, that could be re the ceonothus and dry winters --not likely to happen in my geographic location. I guess they're similar to hebes for that reason (another one I'd adore to grow).

Glad you had such fun with Denise -- what could be more fun, except with more idyllers?

-cindy


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Absolutely sumptuous. I just love the cactus gahden. What a magnificent place, wow, wow, wow!

And the ants... fabu-fabu!


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Somehow I missed this thread. Wow, the color is out of this world! Love the use of the lemons. The Ceanothus, the agaves, gosh everything is amazing. Thanks Kathy!


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  • Posted by jak1 4 Ontario Can (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 19, 11 at 7:00

Woweee!

I haven't been feeling well so haven't looked around here much. What a beautiful series of photos to start off my return! Absolutly gorgeous! Well done, Kathy, looks like a dream vacation you had. the lemons blew me away!

Cheers,

Julie


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Wonderful photos, Kathy! Everything is so different from what I'm used to seeing,it's almost like another planet. Especially with the giant ants-very cool!


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