|The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California|
What could be better on a cold, blustery November Wednesday than a quick trip to California? This almost-wordless visit takes us to the Ruth Bancroft Garden – the dry climate garden that was the first of many private gardens to come under the protective wing of the Garden Conservancy.
It fills me with joy that Ruth Bancroft began her collection of cacti and succulents when she was in her sixties. Sixties! When we visited in June 2013, she had just celebrated her 105th birthday. Enjoy, and know that it’s never too late to begin your life’s work.