We found our favorite garden just down the street from us. It was a small yard that the owners had taken and made into several different rooms with seating. No matter where you were, there was a place to sit. They had even Incorporated old building materials into their design. Pillars, old fences and several estate sale finds. Cousin Linda and I were jealous. Apparently, this owner gets to all the yard and estates sale before us and buys all the cool stuff. This was a view into one of their rooms. I believe this room is mainly their veggie garden, but beautiful none the less.
Here is a full blown choke. This one grew on the other side of the canyon and it was almost spent.
This hosta was amazing! The leaves were as watermelons! I know it is hard to see, but they were gigantic. Cousin Linda put her foot in as reference. I tried, but I keep tipping over. I had a sinus headache and wasn't to steady on my feet. They had several of these hostas. Lovely!
And of course, there were California poppies, and the bumble bees that go with them. I was smitten with these cute chubby guys. They would spin themselves around the stamens. I was captivated, and a little scared.