Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Unique City Park

 I visited the home and garden of Luther Burbank today in Santa Rosa, CA.  This one acre historic landmark is a city park.  It was the home of Burbank and the site where he did most of his work.
The self-guided tour affords the visitor a view of some of the over 800 strains and varieties of plants developed by Luther Burbank. 

This is quinoa, a food staple of Peru, growing in the Burbank gardens.

A small plot of land can support many quinoa plants.  

This spineless cactus was developed to be cattle feed.

I couldn't resist a shot of this most perfect rose.  The roses in these gardens have a lovely fragrance.
Immature pomegranate 

Among Burbank's most successful strains and varieties is the Shasta Daisy, Freestone peach and Russet potato.
As you can tell from the photos, it was a gorgeous day in Santa Rosa, warm and sunny.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing garden.

    Lovely and lush.

    The spineless cactus looks amazing.


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