Smart & Sustainable, Green Garden Design, Coaching & Seasonal Maintenance

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Trip to the Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis, CA

I was in Davis to pick up some meds for my sick kitty, and dropped by the Redwood Barn. I'd never been there before, but have read some great articles online by the owner.

A small easy-going nursery...lots of succulents (I like that)...picked up some greens for my wheelbarrow salad project...

but, best of all, were these cute outhouses! I want one for my tools, I do!

...or that one I saw at Walmart that looked like a little Nordic ski hut for kids...I think I have a birthday coming up...oh, no, that was last week!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

WPA Rock Garden - Sacramento, CA

I've been looking thru some old photos of this great garden in William Land Park. I'm going back this week...see what's new...see what's old. This is a garden for everyone. Kids love running the paths, artists set up their easels, Daisy Mah, the gardener who created this oasis, can often be found working in the garden and will happily tell you the names of the over 1000 plants.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The Placer County Master Gardeners 2009 Calendar

The new Placer County Master Gardeners' Calendar for 2009 is now available at Placer County nurseries and from their website. Pick up a's a short course in everything for the "water-wise" gardener.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Eggplant Recipes?

Do you like eggplant? I have made Ratatouille and Eggplant Parmesan (mmmmm...sigh...) what's your favorite eggplant? your favorite eggplant recipe? If you post a comment, maybe I can think of a prize...

Eggplant, Anyone?

Oct 4th, 2008 - If you're looking for some weekend fun, check out the Loomis Eggplant Festival! There will be great food and crafts and silliness and small town pleasure. While you're there, make your way down Taylor Street to the just opened High Hand Cafe. Take a look at their new outdoor pizza oven...
wouldn't you like this in your backyard?
one of the many life-sized bronze statues
meet some friendly folk...Venus Flytrap...
and enjoy a meal in the conservatory...the flytrap salad is said to be really good! ;-)