Today’s photos come from Irvin and Pauline Faria of Carmichael, Calif. They are moving to a new state and are hoping that the new owners of their home will continue to care for their beautiful garden sanctuary.
Pauline’s Garden has been our paradise for the last 55 years. Its woodland design has provided us a unique link with nature. As we prepare for our move to Albuquerque, N.M., to be with our family, we hope the next owners will continue to care for its beauty. It is our wish that the garden doesn’t deteriorate and become a dead and dreary realm of garden history once Pauline’s shadow no longer hovers over the landscape. Rather, we hope the next owners enjoy the property and share the same affection for this unique land as we who preceded them. We have been inordinately lucky—to have had the property in the first place, to have had the good fortune to develop it, to keep it intact, to have had the opportunity and resources to enlarge the garden, and above all, to enjoy the exercise. Thank you to those who in the past shared kind comments about Pauline’s Garden. Here is a selection of some of our favorite garden photos.
Front garden with a crabapple (Malus sp., Zones 4–8) flowering in the back.
Entry garden at its best. The large mounded Japanese maple in the rear is ‘Garnet’ (Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’, Zones 5–8).
The upper center garden showing off a pink dogwood (Cornus florida, Zones 5–9). View our dogwood plant guide.
A pink dogwood with a ‘Crimson Queen’ Japanese maple near the stone path.
A burst of color from birch trees (Betula sp., Zones 3–8).
Along the lower path, a flowering red bud (Cercis canadensis, Zones 4–9) contrasts with an ‘Okagami’ Japanese maple.
‘Crimson Queen’ hovers above a Japanese lantern.
This ‘Crimson Queen’ Japanese maple covers a fish pond.
Contrasting Japanese maples include ‘Corbin’ (yellow leaves) and several Acer Palmatum ‘Palmata’. View our plant guide to Japanese maples.
A creekside escape into the nature preserve.
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