Short Post: Vote for Ruth Bancroft Garden to Win Best Public Garden

My favorite garden (well, favorite succulent garden), The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California, is the in the running for the best public garden in America. What a big deal. So snazzy.

They’re up against biggies like Longwood, and Missouri Botanical, which is sort of like being up against Meryl Streep at the Oscars. She really just needs a category of her own, so the little people can have a chance.

You can vote for them by going here.  You can vote daily if you like, but once will prove you’re my friend. Every day will prove we’re BFFs.

Here’s the website.

And, a few pictures from my recent visit there. And oh yeah, Ruth herself, who designed this garden on her family’s old ranch, is 106. How cool is that? The history of the land, the farm, and Ruth and family, is pretty cool and can be read on the website. Again, here.

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Assorted Succulents (love the blue)

California trip 511

This is a ground cover succulent. Do you know how many times a day I am asked for a ground cover? And, how badly I’d love to be able to show them this. We’re not zoned for it

Not the Victorian, cottagey thing going on, but so much fun

Not the Victorian, cottagey thing going on, but so much fun

So, no Longwood/Monticello/Missouri Botanical public garden thing happening here, which is why I’m rooting for them. That, and I’m a sucker for succulents.