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October 28, 2013

Potrero Hill Garden

This garden on the northern slope of Potrero Hill is dominated by a neighbor's large green japanese maple and an avocado tree. This is mostly a shade garden with a few patch of full sun.

Large balls of Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' with Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra) in the foreground.

October 22, 2013

Digging Dog Nursery Tour

I first came across Digging Dog Nursery on the web when I was searching for the many interesting and lovely plants I saw in England last year. Then I saw their booth at the SF flower and garden show where they had both Patty's Plum and Rosa glauca. I have been smitten for these plants ever since I saw them in England.

I wanted to make it up to Mendocino for their October plant sale but did not want to drive the 3.5 hour trip alone. I invited other gardeners in SF in hopes to have a companion. The plant sale and weekend along the coast had universal appeal as almost everyone I invited came. In all 7 of us went and had a great time.

October 07, 2013

Garden Structures - Gates

Next up is garden gates, those structures that limit access and make areas more enticing. The solid oak gate is traditional in England. Old oak weathers well.

Lichen covered Oak at the vegetable garden of RHS Rosemoor.

Numerous gates at the extensive gardens of East Ruston Old Vicarage.

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