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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Garden Adventures in Vacaville - Who Knew?

Yesterday I headed out to Vacaville ... just 41 minutes from my house, or so said Miss Google Maps. I love our valley and our farmlands. Even our brown hills. But, I'm also happy for my air conditioned car!

So, I'm driving along, and take the Cherry Glen Road loop, just like I'm supposed to, and WHOA! What's that? It's time for a pottery stop. I have 3 clients looking for fountains, that means I'm looking, too! Garden Essentials has 3+ acres of pottery ... most of it ceramic of various sizes and shapes, but they carry classical fountains as well. They're located at 5934 Cherry Glen Road in Vacaville, and also on Face Book, where they show more of their line.

Some of their pottery...

With my side stop concluded, I continue to my destination, Morningsun Herb Farm. If a farm visit sounds like your kind of pleasure, you'll love it here. It has a HUGE selection of herbs (medicinal/culinary) and veg ... an entire hoop house devoted to ornamental salvia (my favorite) and lots of Mediterranean perennials as well. It also has a thriving mail order business. Morningsun is also on Facebook (hey! so am I, wink, wink). Behind this sign are their 93 varieties of tomatoes, along with all the other warm season veg (summer squash, eggplant, peppers, tomatillo, melons).

I was charmed by their shop. Jeez ... it took me back to my "hippy days" ... (in truth, I was never much of a hippy - not quite hip enough!). Anyways, the herbal smells captivated me. 

I brought home a bunch of plants ... 3 different salvias, russian sage and verbena bonariensis, tomatoes, summer squash and eggplant. The vegetables will go in today, the ornamentals later.

Here's my small herb garden, planted yesterday with some basil, thyme, chives, old rock and brick and a lime tree that I just happened to have sitting around! I'm also going to throw some seeds out. Believe me, I have a few!!!

If you've read this far, I know you love plants and gardening as much as I do! Isn't it fun!?!?!

Whether you need garden design, coaching, seasonal maintenance or planting, Geno's Garden can help! 
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