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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Chip's garden in California

comments (10) November 21st, 2012 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Courtesy of Chip Milligan

Today's photos are from Chip Milligan. He says, "I live in San Diego, California, on a 1/4-acre with my husband and two dogs. I grow a wide variety of drought-tolerant plants and am more interested in combining different textures of plants than displaying a lot of flowers, although I love flowers :). We have lived here for 7 years, and watching the garden evolve has been such a pleasure. I recently became a Master Gardener for San Diego County." Congrats on your new Master Gardener status, Chip! Your garden is beautiful, and I am intrigued by that burgundy prickly pear cactus. And is that spiky plant beneath the tree a furcraea? It's lovely!

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I'll choose randomly from everyone who sends me photos for the GPOD by Monday morning, November 26th (email to mgervais@taunton.com or GPOD@taunton.com--Click HERE for details) to receive a free copy of 1 of the 4 books shown in the last photo--your choice!

Here they are:
Zen Gardens by Mira Locher
50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants by Ruth Rogers Clausen
Front Yard Idea Book by Jeni Webber
The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour

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Comments (10)

Jodiepcook writes: Chip, I love the table display. The burlap table cloth is so pretty with the blue vases. I also love the lantern photo! Is that a Hong Kong Orchid in full bloom behind? It's just a great shot. I'm up in San Clemente, so share the same climate as you. What do you mulch with? Posted: 12:31 pm on November 29th
tractor1 writes: pattyspencer: Newt seems to be doing well, he eats and uses his potty but mostly he sleeps. He won't have contact with the other cats for a week, he needs time to heal before he does much moving about. Thank you for asking. And everyone have a Happy Holiday! Posted: 5:02 pm on November 21st
Sheila_Schultz writes: Absolutely fabulous Chip. The agave with the Spanish Moss is perfect... I love it all! You definitely have an artist's eye when it comes to texture. Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! Posted: 2:29 pm on November 21st
Annek writes: Beautiful garden and great photography!
Posted: 10:20 am on November 21st
pattyspencer writes: Really nice mix of plants. I love that burgandy cactus!

Tractor1 - glad Newt is home and seems to be doing well - hope mama cat takes good care of him!

To all stateside gardening friends here - hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!! Posted: 10:19 am on November 21st
cwheat000 writes: I just tried to catch up with the last few days of GPOD. I missed some beautiful gardens. I was trying to figure out what tractor1's cute cat photo was about. I hope Newt is doing well. He is a very handsome kitty. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Posted: 9:32 am on November 21st
cwheat000 writes: Lovely, the picture of scabiosa is just beautiful the way the light is hitting it. Your dog is super cute. Posted: 9:17 am on November 21st
tractor1 writes: So many interesting succulents/cacti without being crowded and overgrown. I like how the patio shades when not needed add another dimension billowing at the top. And that fountain is a stunner, and with that view in the distance looking like down town San Diego creates yet another dimention. Thank you, Chip. Posted: 8:52 am on November 21st
meander1 writes: Chip, your garden looks so much more extensive than the 1/4 acre you describe it to be. It's always fun to see plantings that emphatically says, "you're not in Kansas, anymore"...ha, or in my case, Tennessee! I agree with Michelle that that burgundy cactus is quite intriguing.
Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all my fellow GPOD readers! Posted: 7:42 am on November 21st
Miyako writes: Your garden looks very airy and cool, though it must be quite hot there. I love the fact that it seems like a very calm and cool place, and you created it with tropical and desert plants.
Beautiful:-) Posted: 6:32 am on November 21st
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