Here's another fab place close to home: the Sonoma Horticultural Nursery. This gorgeous spot specializes in rhododendrons, azalias, clymatis, dogwood and peonies... you know, everything that won't grow in San Francisco! Wink ;)
The place is a nursery that propagates all these species and more. If you can get there soon, go! This is the time of year that all the rhodies are in bloom and you will love it!
Towards the back of the property is a lovely dell that is a pleasure to wander through:
I don't know the names of any of these, so just enjoy the riot of colors!
They have Maples too! Here they are in four colors:
Maple seed pods, or samaras:
A veriegated form:
On to the Rhodies:
Lonicera? I'm not sure but it's luscious: