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.
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.