Ok, so I cheated on my garden with other gardens. I don't think that is as serious as it might sound. My wife would rather me visit a bamboo forest than plant one in our back yard.
We were really out to get some photos for her upcoming book on using botanicals to enhance everyday life which she will be selling on the cruise with Royal Caribbean sailing out of San Diego on the 23rd of April after her lectures aboard ship.
If you are interested in a copy please let me know. My email is easy enough to find on my contact page.
While we were out an adorable kitten began following us around, probably because I kept petting it and calling it to follow us. There were unfortunately no interesting plants blooming at the time.