Carmel Valley Manor Tour 2013

  • Gordon Dill leads the tour at Carmel Valley Manor
  • Sunny walkways with cheerful geraniums
  • Australian native is a buckwheat look alike
  • Keep thirsty plants in pots to save water
  • Cistus that looks like a rose
  • Lawn replacement saved big money on water
  • Pollinator freindly planting
  • Iranian native tree with interesting mottled foliage
  • Succulent and chrysanthemum pairing
  • Perennial grass with stripes
  • Old fashioned scent on a very hardy rose
  • Shady garden layers
  • Closeup of plant layering
  • Weeping cedars of Lebanon cast long shadows on buildings
  • non-stop bloom on a rose no longer in cultivation in nurseries
  • Once a lawn - now a meadow
  • Another successful lawn replacement
  • No mowing required
  • Formal boxwood hedge contains ferns and bayberry in courtyard
  • Volunteer Hollyhocks surprise and delight along path
  • Clematis as big as a plate
  • More showy clematis cling to columns
  • Peruvian lily riots beneath oak
  • Unexpected Dogwood in shade garden
  • Dry river rock creek bed allows drainage during rainy season
  • Protea and Leucadendron brightens hot slope
  • Protea perfect for stunning flower arrangements
  • Another colorful Protea that does well in Carmel Valley