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Gamble House’s pollinator garden
Today there is much interest in including a pollinator garden in every landscape.
Scientists tell us there is a shortage of bees and other insects to pollinate. Much of our food crop depends on such pollinators.
The USDA Forest Service encourages gardeners everywhere to include a pollinator garden.
A national program emerged recently called the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. Its lofty goal is to spread pollinator gardens across the country.
A wonderful California garden I recently visited now includes a pollinator garden.
In Palo Alto, California the grand Elizabeth F. Gamble Historic Home built in 1902 still stands. The house and garden are now open to the public.
The Edwardian revival Gamble House was built by Edwin Gamble, son of Proctor & Gamble founder James Gamble.
I walked around quite a bit and found many beautiful, smaller garden areas, including this walkway edged in the short boxwood shrubs. [below]
The Palo Alto Garden Club offered a grant to install a new pollinator garden at the Gamble garden.
Here is the sign that greets the visitor to the new pollinator garden.
The Elizabeth F. Gamble garden now serves as an example of the importance of encouraging pollinator gardens everywhere.