I lived in Sonoma County for many, many years and yet I never stopped to have a look at the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens until last weekend. Be ye not so foolish: stop by and check it out if you’re in the area. To be completely honest though, part of the rationale for the visit was an opportunity to air out the two children after a long car ride on the I-5.
Doesn’t she look fresher already?
And this one is itching to snap some photos, what with an empty memory card AND fresh batteries. Just waiting. I’ve credited Nibsy’s photos, the rest are mine.
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank
x Amarcrinum memoriacorsii (Naked Lady)
“If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.” -Luther Burbank
In the dahlias
“dahlia” by Niamh
“red dahlias” by Niamh
Why walk when you can run?
“The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.” -Luther Burbank
Ready to shoot
“Pink rose” by Niamh
“campanula” by Niamh
“rose” by Niamh
“poppies” by Niamh
“campanas” by Niamh
“petunia” by Niamh
“purple flower” by Niamh
“Do not feed children on maudlin sentimentalism or dogmatic religion; give them nature”-Luther Burbank