Saw five gorgeous gardens today

hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)April 25, 2010

Hi all,

I went on the San Fernando Valley Iris Club's open garden trek today with my gardening buddy Melanie and my mom. We thought we'd take about two hours to look over a few suburban gardens and come home.

We were gone all day.

I'm practically speechless at the beauty of these gardens. One must have had two acres of grass paths lined with roses, irises, annuals... every flowering thing you can grow in Southern California, and that's saying something. Others had huge waterfalls and ponds and unbelievable stone terracing and secret grassy paths curving through stands of Spuria irises and English garden roses over your head. I cannot imagine how much work these people do in their gardens.

I'll be posting some photos, and I apologize for not always getting the name of the iris or rose- I was having too much fun to write them all down.

I may have to do a single link to a Picasa Web Album- I took so many pictures!

Renee

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mrtoad(7b NC)

we are waiting

mr toad

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 6:35AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Take a look at the gallery section. Make sure you are sitting down.
Renee

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 5:21PM
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daylilyluver(z6)

Wear a bib!!!

Renee, what kind of camera did you use?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 6:36PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Great job! Inspired me to go out and weed.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 12:49AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Daylilyluver, the camera is an old Konica Minolta Dimage x50 which I point and shoot. I remembered to clean the lens before the tour. That helps my photography immensely.
Renee

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 1:29AM
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mrtoad(7b NC)

worth the wait - thanks for taking time to add labels

mr toad

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 6:28PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Going to go look now.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 9:43PM
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