Although I go to college in the bay area, the garden that I work on is in San Diego. I am from San Diego and love gardening. I am no expert by any means, but it's one of my many hobbies. I am a 20 year old male. I don't know why I like working in the garden, but I do. My house in San Diego is less than 1/4 mile from the beach in the North County region, about 35-40 miles north of downtown. You can basically plant anything you want.
I come here on a sad note...my dog died and I was wondering what a good memorial tree would. Suggestions? I was thinking a jacaranda or a cherry tree. I like trees/vines that are deciduous...they give a sense of season that you don't really get in San Diego.
One of my other problems is that my garden has really grown into a jungle. Everything grows really well...almost too well. Spring & Summer have almost constant battles with magnolia vines and date palm seeds from our huge palm tree.
So what kind of tree do you suggest?
This looks more like the above pic now...and the above pic is a lot more grown in:
I'll up date the pics when I go home in 2 weeks...these are over a year old.