The garden tour was wonderful!

I worked Saturday til 1 pm but managed to visit two gardens in Santa Monica, one in Mar Vista, and one in Westchester. All were very lovely and inspiring.

The Mar Vista house especially gave me hope, as they had planted in March and August of 2006, mostly 1 gallon plants, and their yard looked fantastic.

I’ve also learned that I want more Heuchara (coral bells) and a mallow. I think, though coral bells like shade, I can plant some in locations that will get afternoon shade and morning sun, since we’re on the coast and it’s cooler here.

Dave really loves the bunch grasses, so I’m sure we’ll get some more of those — also maybe some blue-eyed grass as well…and maybe some irises for the shadier garden.