This is a story about Rotorua. Yes, I know I’ve been writing about my immediate neighborhood, Southern California, for some time but now I’m
I made the short drive to Descanso Gardens in hope of seeing some tulips or daffodils. I hadn’t given up on finding these flowers that I associate with spring. The weather was warm, pushing into the 80 degree mark and the sky was hazy and brown. As I drove along I began to doubt the wisdom of the trip. Perhaps I was already too late. Had I missed spring?
Descanso is located in La Canada Flintridge, just to the northwest of Pasadena. The garden isn’t the well-manicured type like The Huntington. My destination garden has a relaxed feel. You won’t find pristine lawns and 18th century statues here. What I did find was
Gardens in Southern California are very different from those I remember from the Midwest. In spring I think of daffodils and tulips, but that isn’t