A beautiful five petaled rose one of numerous species that are blooming throughout the garden. The May bloom is typically the largest and most spectacular but if you miss it, there are plenty of to see during the latter part of summer.
Photo Credit: Mike Brown
You can see the difference for yourself with what 5 months of growth can make in a garden. Winter was wet here in Los Angeles with 25+ inches of rain and it was fairly cold too here in La Canada Flintridge where many mornings frost covered the garden and temperatures hovered in the mid twenties! [...]
It was a truly amazing walk through the rose garden today. The Daffodils and Grape Hyacinth were nearly overshadowed by the spectacular bloom of the plum and crabapple trees. The roses are all pruned and are flushing delicate new foliage in shades of bronze and maroon and the graceful willow tree is tinged in small [...]
With all the recent rains it’s no wonder the daffodils and mushrooms are cropping up all over the garden. And with the warm weather expected over the weekend, be sure to keep your eyes on the cherry, plum and apple trees, today I noticed the buds were looking rather plump. Have a spendid weekend and [...]
I usually have a lot of commentary on photos from the garden, but today I’ll just let you add your own thoughts as you scroll down. Be sure to check out their website at www.descansogardens.org and get updates on classes, current events and whats in bloom…they are located at 1418 Descanso Drive just off interstate [...]
This 4 consecutive Saturday morning lecture will cover everything you want and need to know about designing and installing your own landscape project. You will have the chance to design your own blueprint from the lectures and receive individual advice on concepts and techniques that you can take home and implement. Stop [...]
A walk beneath these far reaching oak branches brings you into a world of enchantment. As a visual bonus, hundreds of white, pink and red Camellia’s are currently in full bloom. Escape into a secrect world where nature stands tall and proud. A must visit any time of the year!
Descanso Gardens is noted for its sprawling collection of Camellias, its native chaparrel hillsides and the massive canopy of Oak trees with large outstretched limbs creating deep shade and micro-climates beneath them. On a recent visit, I took notice for the first time the collection of deciduous trees that were scattered throughout the park. Perhaps [...]
Garden Lecture at Descanso Gardens Saturday January 24th, 2009 at 9am.
“From the Ground Up” is the lecture topic I will be teaching at Descanso Gardens on Saturday January 24th at 9am. A two hour class on garden basics from the ground up. Topics include; choosing the right plant for the right place, how to [...]