Nature of Glass. The gardens provide a stunning settings for the works of Dale Chihuly. Our first visit was on a cold but sunny day in December. Despite the fact that only a certain number of prebooked tickets were available for the 12pm-4pm time slot, the grounds were very crowded. Today was another bright, sunny but cool day with no crowds. Far more enjoyable.
Our four year old granddaughter was sure these were marbles.
The boojum, Fouquieria columnaris, was in leaf. This rather unusual tree is found only in Baja California. It can leaf out within 72 hours of a rainfall and drop the leaves if there is drought.
At the end of every Botanical garden visit there is a garden shop; an extra treat at the end of the day.
Here's my Agave parryi, huachucaensi, finger nails clipped and ready for the flight home. It did cross my mind that security at the airport might consider it a lethal weapon. Most gardeners would but not the airport security! I had to smile as the man behind me had to leave behind his nail clippers.