Saturday, February 20, 2016

San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden with Wayne, Duncan, Bonnie, Phil, Kathy
The Botanic Garden is actually located in Encinitas where Wayne and I spent 10 days in . There are 37 acres of bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, and native plants.  There is a subtropical fruit garden where we all picked and ate oranges and kumquats.  

No bananas were rip enough to eat.  But the flower was beautiful.

Of particular interest to me was the small forest of Cork Oak.  They were unlike any tree I am familiar with.  The form moves through space like a sea creature.  And, the bark from which the cork is culled is soft and thickly craggy. They are not native to California.