Drought tolerant, sun loving plants fill these stone edged beds across the street from the piers. Does this get you excited about planning your Summer 2012 garden? I'm seeing seed packets.
A short drive south of San Francisco, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, was this display along the street outside one of the town's many pet-friendly restaurants. Animal lover Doris Day began the pet-friendly tradition when she insisted that "four-leggeds are as welcome as their humans" at Cypress Inn, her Carmel boutique hotel.
Back to San Francisco and Golden Gate Park, bright yellow made a nice contrast to the gray-white sky and the cool temperatures at the Conservatory of Flowers. The wildly colorful Dahlia Garden which I posted about earlier is just beyond and to the right of this photo.
Flower carpets adorned huge green expanses of lawn with exciting pattern and color. August in California is definitely so-many-flowers-so-little-time!