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Why I Love Santa Monica: Trendy Landscaping

I really shouldn't call ginkgo "trendy". However it has been a popular subject for Asian artists for years and one that has been enthusiastically embraced in the West. And for good reason too, as you can see, ginkgo trees turn a brilliant yellow in the autumn.

Ginkgo Trees in Santa Monica

The falling leaves offer a wonderful contrast against this rosemary hedge.

Ginkgo Leaves on Hedge

And of course, the leaves themselves are a nice fan shape that lay atop each other evocative of the random patterns of nature.

Ginkgo Leaves

Ginkgo leaves have been touted in recent years as having a beneficial effect on memory functions. However, these images prove that that they don't have to be consumed in order to remind us of how simply beautiful ginkgo trees are.


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