The Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden is nestled next to the Pacific Ocean. The mild maritime climate makes it a garden of all seasons, bursting with dense coastal pine, fern-covered canyons, camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias, conifers, heaths and heathers. But the crown jewel of them all is the dahlia garden. Lucky for us, the dahlias were in bloom when Mike and I first arrived in Fort Bragg. We enjoyed the blooms' wild colors and shapes, and just couldn't take enough pictures. Here are a few of the best for your viewing pleasure.