June 14, 2021

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Doris’s California Garden

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Today we’re off to Antioch, California, to visit with Doris.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA little garden structure peaks out of the lush plantings, encouraging you to explore.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsFormal, straight-edged garden beds are the perfect counterpoint to the lush plantings, giving the whole garden a sense of order and calm.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsEven in California you can have beautiful fall color on the trees—though for those of us in colder climates, the green tree laden with citrus fruits next to it is a bit of a surprise!

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsRed and yellow fall leaves rain down over the garden.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsHere the red-and-yellow color scheme comes not from foliage but from a brilliant array of flowers, no doubt favorites of the local hummingbirds.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsWhat an interesting way to display orchids! Pots with hooks create a wall of colorful flowers, while the structure overhead provides the bright shade that these orchids (Phalaenopsis hybrids) need to thrive. It looks like the orchids are growing in pots that are just set down inside the hanging containers, meaning it would be easy to move them around to highlight those in peak bloom.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe steps down into the garden, wrapped in lush greenery, are like a magical tunnel into another world!

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.

If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.

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