|Impressive manzanita specimens flanking a trail in the garden's Foothill section|
|Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)|
In addition to some peace and quiet, I sought inspiration for this Fall's home garden reboot. Aside from lingering blooms of fuchsia, goldenrods and buckwheats, not much was blooming this time of year. Still, there was plenty to enjoy on this visit, including the Fall leaves of the big leaf maple, vine maple, dogwoods and deciduous oaks.
I also spent a lot of time admiring the extensive collection of manzanitas throughout the garden. They have such a wide variety of specimens from various parts of the state. Scenes from the garden:
|Red-twig dogwood (Cornus sericea) and Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)|
|Beautiful branching on this Alameda manzanita (Arctostaphylos pallida)|
|Lots of shades of green and yellow at the garden|
|Colonies of redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregana) and wild ginger (Asarum caudatum) come together at the base of sword ferns (Polystichum munitum)|