top: it seems all the flowers on this sloping meadow lean in to admire
Verbascum olympicum, Hillsborough.
Fall is the best time to plant.
We get to take advantage of a longer warm season, followed (hopefully) by
moisturizing Winter rains. I'll be doing plenty of garden overhaul right
at home, to counteract damage from The Summer of Hate
of Endless Construction Projects.
If so, you've come to the right place.
October 21 9am - 1pm - Autumn Natives Extravaganza - Markham Nature Park and Arboretum - I think it's worth the trip to Concord to check out this sale. Besides a good selection of California natives, Markham offers lots of climate appropriate species from other Mediterranean climates.
November 11 10am - 1pm Strybing's End of Season plant sale - October's sale was cancelled due to the North Bay fires, so if you can't wait until November, visit their daily plant sale near the bookstore.
'California Cottage' incorporates a palette of drought tolerant plants, mixing compatible annuals, various California natives, succulents, grasses and select perennials. above: bold horizontal leaves of helianthus quietly anchor this airy July mix of scabiosa and verbena, Duboce Triangle. below: this Napa yard unfolds in abundant layers as the seasons progress. This photo was taken in June of 2015. (photo credit: Jeff Herwatt)
Nature continues to hand us bold reminders that we are stewards of this planet; that our actions have an impact. What kind of impact we make stems from the sum of our choices. Keep choosing well, and allow me to offer my suggestions.
Dean Ouellette 415-820-1623 firstname.lastname@example.org