Here are photographs of beautiful spring rhodys from a recent trip to the Mendocino Botanical
Gardens. The cool coast air and moist climate make for beautiful
specimens. One other interesting specimen was a Coast Redwood at the gardens.
Redwoods do not grow well when exposed to salt air, and as a result don’t thrive
on the coast.
A Coast Redwood with stunted growth as a result of salt exposure near the
The beautifully rugged Mendocino coast