Highlights of Orange County’s Native Garden Tour

CNPS Orange County sponsored, hosted, organized (whatever you want to call it!) a Native Garden Tour on May 8, 2010.  The tour was very well-attended (numbers are coming in) and the weather was Southern California perfect!  After hosting duties at one of the gardens, I was able to visit 5 gardens out of 11, and here are some photo highlights from my day.

Meandering trail in dramatic canyon garden

Volunteer Dori in canyon garden

Homeowner Michael shares his berry-growing secrets

Patio with Sunset manzanita in front of an seo company

Climbers Lonicera subspicata (Chaparral Honeysuckle) on left and Roger’s Red Grape on right

Border features White sage and Sunset manzanita

Hybrid monkeyflower brightens a path next to non-native Aloe

A newly planted front yard with purple Penstemon ‘Margarita BOP’ and yellow Eriogonum umbellatum (Sulphur buckwheat)

Ceanothus ‘Yankee Point’ with Aquilegia formosa (Red Columbine) in the background – Certified Wildlife Habitat!

Aquilegia formosa (Red Columbine) – one flower among a 6 foot wide Columbine border. talk about a resume builder!

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