Roger’s Gardens in Newport Beach is one of the best places on earth. You don’t even have to be a gardener to think it’s great.
Jeff and I went to Roger’s on Saturday to talk to the horticulturists about fall gardening. Jeff had pulled out most of our summer crops and was pondering what to plant for fall.
Now I had ulterior motives when I suggested to Jeff that we go. You see, I hadn’t been to the Halloween display at Roger’s yet. Every Halloween and Christmas, Roger’s Gardens opens a store just for the holiday where they display some of the most amazing holiday decor … all available for purchase, of course. It’s inspiration for so many of us!
This fall, Roger’s theme for their Halloween store is Funn & Gaems Toy Factory.
The Halloween store is incredible this year! It’s so detailed. There are moving displays — some cute, and many scary & gory. It’s a great place to take kids this year, as there’s something of interest for everyone. You can see the photo gallery by looking on their website: http://www.rogersgardens.com/SpringOpen2010.asp.
I took a few pictures with Jeff’s phone. The pictures are better on their website, especially as the dark, scary stuff didn’t come out on the phone.
The grounds at Roger’s are covered with pumpkins. I’ve never seen so many shapes, sizes and colors!
White pumpkins …
And traditional orange pumpkins … and gourds
I bought some new herbs … tarragon and sage. We’ll be back for lettuce, spinach, broccoli and sugar snap peas … when it gets a little bit cooler.