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Tales of Trips & Tours by Synthia Scofield … Another terrific tour day!

We started at Jeff Moore’s Solana Succulents in Solana Beach. He had an amazing assortment of succulents; some rare, some common. There were also some truly odd pots shaped like strange creatures! I believe that we all found something we had to have.

From there we did a lightening trip to the Cedros Avenue Shopping District for spending of a different sort. If you get a chance, this district is highly recommended. It has some wonderfully unique shops.

Next, lunch! We went up the street to Claire’s on Cedros. Again, highly recommended! The food is tasty and different and the personnel are all very friendly.

Once replete with food, we headed over to Encinitas to visit Barrels & Branches, a garden club favorite. The nursery is beautiful (even after a bit of a flooding disaster). B&B is logically set up with gorgeous and uncommon plants. The staff knows its stuff and is very willing to take the time to talk about plants. Don’t miss their mascot, a beautiful black cat.

A number of the club members went over to Gardens By The Sea in Leucadia. It is another lovely nursery. Get there soon; they may be closing!

Please do join us on our next excursion which will be touring members’ homes and gardens decorated for Christmas. It will be on 14 December and we will meet at St. Catherine’s on Temple Terrace at 3pm. Hope I see you there!

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