Today we’re off to Antioch, California, to visit with Doris.
A little garden structure peaks out of the lush plantings, encouraging you to explore.
Formal, straight-edged garden beds are the perfect counterpoint to the lush plantings, giving the whole garden a sense of order and calm.
Even 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!
Red and yellow fall leaves rain down over the garden.
Here the red-and-yellow color scheme comes not from foliage but from a brilliant array of flowers, no doubt favorites of the local hummingbirds.
What 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.
The steps down into the garden, wrapped in lush greenery, are like a magical tunnel into another world!
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