The Elizabeth Gamble Garden, is one of the historical gardens of the city of Palo Alto.
This property has become a non-profit community horticultural foundation. The garden is full of freshness throughout the year with its demonstration gardens which are also used as part of an educational program with local community.
The 2.5-acre estate features an Edwardian house and also includes a carriage house, teahouse, tool house, greenhouse, and a gazebo.
The garden is open to the public at no charge during daylight hours.
The painting is related to personal image of the magnificent Filoli Gardens, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation located at twenty five miles south of San Francisco.
For this small white porcelain vase,
a gift from my beloved mother
I pick each time from the garden
a bunch of tiny Alyssums,
early shoots of Cypress
blue and purple Petunia flowers…
or just a few leaves of Laurel
Pansy of different colors…
Zinnia, Marigold, Phlox
Geranium, Salvia, Lavender…
Roses with a tinge of color
late in November