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So on this hot and nasty day, I thought I'd share some thoughts and pics about a very cool and wonderful garden found in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park....the Japanese Tea Garden. Everyone and their mother goes to San Francisco at some point in their lives. I grew up in Wisconsin wondering what it would be like to live in California....so I did for two years. While I loved everything CA had to offer, I discovered that it wasn't for me.....and that what I wanted was a little bit of a quieter life....plus I missed the Sonoran Desert A LOT!! It's not Phoenix or Yuma or Flagstaff that I like....it's Tucson. We are a special city here with a beauty that can't be described. I am Tucson and this is my home. I travelled so much when I was younger and I never felt at peace in any place until I moved to the Old Pueblo and when I left her for the first time, I felt really sad. California taught me about good wine and times. To this day, I am still fascinated by how different this state is from the rest of the country. Talk about microclimate changes!! So there is a lot from this state that I'll write about down the road....today's focus....The Japanese Tea Garden. So let's begin with my wordy teacher introduction........
http://japaneseteagardensf.com/ I've been there twice and I'll go back again when up in the area. Happy travels!!
PS. Note to self. I give up on verbena. It does not grow for me. I see it in the sun and I plant it in the sun and it dies. Do not buy anymore verbena....choose the purple trailing lantana instead.