Luther Burbank moved here in the 1870s. He was one of the world's most successful horticulturists creating hundreds of fruits, potatoes and flowers. His modest clapboard home surrounded by an acre of gardens is a city park and National Horticultural Historic Landmark. And what lovely gardens! Very home-like and informal. Something seems to always be blooming.
I never knew he developed shastas nor did I realize how many varieties there are. These are the flowers that bordered our front garden when I was a child and they may just be my favorite flowers.
|Several varieties of poppies|
|Blueberry Hill roses|
|Redwood Empire Ice Arena|
Fret not; enjoy the day.