gardens in Menlo Park

The San Francisco Giants are sporting pink today in honor of Mother’s Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Not to be out done are these pink roses and rhododendron spotted in Menlo Park front yards today.


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A sunflower forest grows in Menlo Park

There are sunflowers — and then there is the sunflower forest in Art Scott and Cindy Sumida-Scott’s Menlo Park backyard. First came the work of local landscape designer Janet Bell, who redid the yard. At that project’s conclusion, the couple sent cards to the various workers, expressing “this beautiful garden representing the analemma [sun’s path] […]

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Spotted: Artichokes adorning a Menlo Park front yard

On her walks, Menlo Park resident Amy Bayersdorfer has been watching these artichokes grow in the front yard of a home in the Stanford Oaks neighborhood. She snapped some photos now that they are flowering.

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Spotted: Easter tulips sporting Christmas red

We spotted these large red tulips, which line both sides of a walkway up to a house on Ambar Way in Menlo Park, while out for a walk this afternoon. We think they’re fabulous!

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Menlo Park front yard is transformed from functional to peaceful (even on a busy corner)

Stroll the streets of Menlo Park and a Keith Willig designed front yard is likely to grab your attention. The landscape architect has been transforming local yards for about 20 years, often using what he describes as a “modern paint brush.” “We like to keep it simple and honest,” he says. “We tend not to […]

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