CAST – Day 0

Long day today with a 3:30 am bus shuttle from Janesville, WI to O’Hare Airport to fly to Los Angeles directly.  I joined a pre-arranged meet up with a crew [Diane, Gail, Mark K. (Green Bay Botanical Garden), Steve and Jeff] that will be travelling together over next five days to see the coolest and newest plants and 16 different growers displays/locations.  After getting picked up at the airport, four of us checked out Venice Beach which was super neat.  More to follow soon!  Giant geraniums (Pelargonium) and Wisteria sp. above!

angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia) as a parkway tree in Venice Beach, CA

black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) thriving!

Diane (AAS) in the lead with Gail (AAS) a close second and Mark K. bringing up the rear!

Venice Beach, CA (above and below)

Venice Beach, CA (above and below)