I used to live in California....it's a really long story but it does feel like a second home and even though I've been in Colorado for almost twenty years, I find it comforting to go to California several times a year. Recently, my sweetheart and I made a trip there for 4 days and we went to one of my favorite locations, Roger's Gardens. I used to watch it on television years ago. They would have gardening tips and tricks and one day, I realized.....there it is!! That one day was LAST YEAR. So, this is my second trip to Roger's Gardens and Mr. Sweetheart had never been since my first trip was with my middle daughter. Back in Colorado, it was still snowing and cold, so this was delightful to get a glimpse of summer and the colors that abound in that season! If you don't have flowers yet where YOU are, just enjoy our little trip. There were TONS more pictures, but I didn't want to bore you with them!
There were orchids in every color as well!!
|Yes, the trees were HEAVY with citrus fruits!|
|Even a tiny tree will bear large fruit|
|Ranunculus in every color!|
|they had hydrangeas in every color|
|They had so many vegetables!! I wanted to take them ALL home with me!|
|loved their little lemon wreaths|
|we were fortunate to have sunshine!|
|this location is a turn-a-bout near Pacific Coast HWY in Newport|
My oldest daughter and her husband and two children are there right now. It is their Spring Break and they are visiting southern CA for a trip to Knotts Berry Farm then driving up the coast through Santa Barbara then on to San Francisco, Monterey to take the kids to the aquarium there....then on to Mendocino where her husband's aunt is a forest ranger in the redwood forest and has a house there. After that, they plan to drive home through Sacramento and then to Utah....stay overnight in Salt Lake....then home. It's an ambitious trip with two little girls in the car.....but they're excited and I'm hoping they have a bit of sunshine as rain is predicted along the way AND Hwy 1 is closed north of San Francisco due to mud slides and they are predicting the road closure to be about a month, so it must be a big one!
I hope you enjoyed the plants and flowers. I purchased some organic potting soil, some soil amendments and some new garden gloves yesterday...so I'm ready and waiting!!
Love you All