Time for a return to sunny, hot, California and a garden tour from the Fling. The Dudan Garden was situated on a hilltop in Walnut Creek, CA and provided spectacular views no matter which direction you turned.
Our group arrived hungry and enjoyed lunch perched on the walls around this open entertaining space, the perfect height for extra seating during a large party.
Several planting areas were incorporated into the stone work…
I don’t remember ever having seen pink Kangaroo Paws
Don't you love the alt-lawn? I wanted to take my flip flops off and walk through it.
Or at least go lounge for a bit.
Notice most of us were in the shade? As you may have heard it was hot!
Believe it or not this image reminds me of the view from the house I grew up in, very far from California up in Spokane, Washington.
But a quick glance in another direction had me firmly back in Cali.
This lovely garden is the creation of Kelly Kirkpatrick, the head Fling organizer, and her design business, Floradora Gardens working with BuenoLuna Landscape Design. The hardscape and planting design worked together as a seamless whole.
Can you spot my fellow Portlander Scott Weber in this photo...(hint, he's the guy behind the camera). This gorgeous towering tree held such presence in the garden. If I weren't tree-stupid I'd tell you what it is.
Just a few more plant portraits before we leave this beautiful garden...
Thankfully I still have half a dozen more Fling posts to do, there is hope for the month of January to have some sun and warmth after all!
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