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Current Photos of Mother Nature's Backyard

The garden really looks and feels like Fall, particularly on a cool afternoon.  Peaceful - and oh, so many birds eating seeds, fruits and insects.   These pictures are from 11/16/16.  

Mother Nature's Backyard - Fall, in a period of drought

Mother Nature has been stingy with the rain recently, so we're supplying a little
'artificial rain' to the gardens
New CNPS Native Plant signs now on our 'Wall of Pride'

Toyon espalier still looks fabulous!

Fall highlights the contrasts between light and dark

Need to cut back the Sagebrush so we can see the entire Toyon espalier.

We trim back the Buckwheats last, so the birds can eat the seeds.

Lovely, tranquil Fall; one of our favorite seasons.

The Garden of Health was quiet today.

Things were very different during the Friends of Gardena Willows
10th Year Anniversary celebration on Sunday!
Representative Maxine Waters talks about the importance of the Preserve to
 the citizens - and to her.

Fall color from our October Plant of the Month (Pink honeysuckle - Lonicera hispidula)


For a slideshow of Mother Nature's Backyard from 2012 to 2015 see: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/mnby-through-the-years













































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