As soon as spring starts, many of local home owner’s gardens become available for tour. I really enjoy private garden touring. It is a great way to get new garden ideas. I specially enjoy seeing gardens in Southern California area and when the opportunity to attend the Encinitas garden festival and tour on April 26 became available, I jump at the chance. It was also a chance for my husband Mark and I to spend time with our friends Doug and Ruth Eastman. Ruth & Doug spend most of their time caring and enjoying their beautiful 2 grandchildren and although Ruth can no longer spend as much time in the garden as she used to, I would have to say that she is still an avid gardener, and a succulent fanatic. Ruth and Doug were so gracious to host us for our 3 night stay. They are the best hosts ever. Staying with the Eastmans beat any of the 5 star accommodations that we have ever stayed at. Seriously.
Part one of this blog will be a small peak of the Eastman’s garden and a few photos of the Succulent Cafe in Oceanside California . Read more →