top: it seems all the flowers on this sloping meadow lean in to admire
Verbascum olympicum, Hillsborough.
Would you like to explore a more natural approach to garden design, one that values plants, not as yard decorations but as food for bees, butterflies, birds and the soul? Would you like your garden to reflect and harmonize with this unique part of the world?
If so, you've come to the right place.
April 7 & 8 - Annie's Annuals Spring Party - 9AM to 4PM. I'm gonna win that shopping spree!
April 14th - Markham Nature Park and Arboretum - 9AM to 1PM. Markham is a secret discovery I made a couple years ago. They offer a good range of out of the ordinary, climate appropriate plants- at great prices. This month, Geraniacea's Robin Parer, author of The Plant Lover's Guide to Hardy Geraniums, will be bringing some of her treasures.
'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