DescansoGardens

This section is a display of flowers, plants and wildlife from
Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California,
separated into three pages with over 200 images.

Descanso Gardens used to be an undeveloped part of the enormous
36,000 acre Verdugo Rancho, and was purchased by E.M. Boddy in 1937.
He established the Gardens, including a vast forest of Camellias in the shade
of the oak forest on the land to provide blossoms for the cut-flower industry.
It is now home to North America’s largest Camellia collection on 20 acres
of the garden. There are also five acres of Roses, over 500 Lilacs, and
numerous native plants and seasonal displays. A magnificent Garden.

—  click a display composite below to select a page  —

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Flowers and Plants Collection page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 19 Galleries in the Photoshelter Flowers and Plants Collection
(some images are located in the Insect Macro Collection and other Wildlife Galleries)

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Anemone, Black-eyed Susan, Borage, Buttercup, Camellia, Campanula Black Prince,
Canna, Catmint, Columbine, Crabapple, Cymbidium, Daffodil, Dahlia, Daisies, Dogwood,
Dropwort, Forget-me-Not, Foxglove, Hibiscus, and Iris are displayed on this page.

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Lamb's Ear, Lilac, Milkwort, Petunia, Pincushion Flower, Ranunculus, Roses,
Tulips, a number of plants including Birds of Paradise, Ferns, Calceolaria, Coleus,
Ferns, Japanese Maple, Rhododendron, Red Plum, Sedum, Swamp Verbena,
Swiss Chard, Weeping Cherry and some garden scenics are on this page.

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Descanso Gardens offers a truly marvelous habitat for wild birds and small animals
to live, or to stop on their migrations. This page displays an assortment of them,
including a number of Hummingbird images that I have not posted elsewhere.

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Spring Flower Portraits, Descanso Gardens
(click for 1500 x 1347 version)

Available as an XXL Composite (5748 x 5160)

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Rose Relaxation HS0459
(no linked image)

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Descanso Boddy House Chinese Decorations 0125, 0134

The Boddy House has recently had exterior remodeling, and the patio that used to have
a Chinese theme has been remade into a contemporary design. I decided to post these
composites with photos of some of the Chinese decorative art that used to adorn the old
patio. Personally, I think the new patio design is devoid of character (I liked the original).

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Descanso Boddy House Chinese Ceramics 0128, 0130

Ceramic figures atop the old patio wall. It used to be lined with figures like this.

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Flowers and Plants Collection page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 19 Galleries in the Photoshelter Flowers and Plants Collection
(some images are located in the Insect Macro Collection and other Wildlife Galleries)

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