There are so many roses at Descanso Gardens it may be hard to decide on which are your favorites. In fact this morning as I was helping Amanda, Richard, Justin and Vincente (the honorable rose crew) dead head spent flowers it was amazing just how many ‘favorites’ I added to my list. These 3 are [...]
The Center Circle Garden at Descanso Gardens where red poppies, blue echium, purple armeria, gold poppies, purple stock, white and maroone foxglove soaked up the early sun this morning. This garden design was installed back in February and I was unsure of the mixture of all the color choices together on the palate. I reminded [...]
For those who are looking to see the last tulips in bloom you will not be disappointed with this 35′ x 15′ flowering bed in full technicolor! The Digitalis (Foxglove) in shades of cream and wine and the brilliant orange, yellow and white late season tulips have brought the curtain down on a magnificent spring [...]
and originates from the Andes Mountains, Chile, Coloumbia and Brazil. All parts of the plant are extremely toxic and should not be used in the garden where pets and children play. The large flowers which measure up to 20″ in length are pendulous and are slightly fragrant. Colors range from pink, yellow, white, orange, [...]
The cooler weather has extended the tulip blooming time here at Descanso Gardens.
Photo credit: Mike Brown
Yesterday on a hike through the garden I came upon this dried up mud puddle and discovered several tracks of feet print left alongside mine. One is a deer with an obvious hoof mark in the mud. Then a racoon with its tiny claws extended as it walked through this mud puddle and lastly is [...]
These radishes were planted last December and are more than ready to be tossed into a salad. Today in the garden we added butternut squash, corn, bush beans, scarlet runner beans, swan’s neck gourd, arugula more tomatoes and peppers. Get your vegetables in the ground and harvest within 90 to 120 days from now.