Garden Photo of the Day

It’s all in the details

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Photo/Illustration: Rob Wotzak

Sometimes it’s the quirky little details that make a garden memorable. In Randy Bolin and Tom Nelson’s garden in Oakland, California, a colorful little plastic lizard peeks out from behind a group of plants along a path, making visitors do a double-take, if they’re paying attention, that is!

For past entries with views of this garden, click here, here, here, here, and here.

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  1. sweetrebecca 09/29/2010

    I love this little lizard! Especially reading that he lives in my favorite Oakland garden! Lucky, lucky lizard….

  2. heresgreenie 09/30/2010

    Great photo and I honestly thought the lizard was real! Love succulents! (sp?? sorry)

  3. sheilaschultz 10/05/2010

    I love Randy and Tom's sense of humor, maybe because it mimics mine? Excellent lizard!

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