This visit was not our first one to Descanso Gardens. Four years ago, we spent a day there with Mia to celebrate The Professor's birthday. You can see the posts I wrote at that time here and here if you care.
This year, we skipped the rose garden and focused most of our time on the California native section. But the entire garden still drew us in and fascinated us.
near the entrance
oak tree canopies
Everything from the mundane green beans spiraling up an inverted tomato cage
to exotic lilies
to unusual tree blossoms blooming concurrently with little buds and shriveled pods
to tree needles that simply caught my attention.
And that doesn't include the CA natives or Theodore Payne Nursery because I don't want to overload the senses with too many intoxicating photos in one post.
Payne Nursery coming soon.