Today in the Garden...
Thanks for visiting! All images copyright L. Beerntsen.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
...and the leaves came down...
Monday, October 23, 2006
Back to the Garden!
2) Teasing Georgia
3) Brandy (of course)
5) Dahlia "Goldie Gull"
6) CastorBean: majestically sculptural, this was the most inquired about plant in the garden these past weekends
more Sonoma County Fall
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
on a beautiful Fall day...
Immediately following an open studios weekend, we usually feel like getting as far from the studio as possible; this time we drove north, and went to the charming Jimtown Store (where we had lunch), then onwards to Hopland, and back by meandering country roads.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Hi Garden People!
Sorry, I've been a garden-posting slacker. Busy getting ready for ArTrails & all...
Tony was up on the garage roof, in the name of art, of course, and was able to see our lands from a slightly different vantage point, where he took this picture...
And here's one of the shrines that Tony's built, surrounded by wisteria in the late afternoon light.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
garden tour, part 2: Discoe/Hatch
This was the second garden I visited, with friend Leslie, 2 weeks ago during Open Garden days. I remembered reading a Press Democrat article about this couple, and the house that he built
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a very 'wine country' mulch
Apparently there are some wines which come by their 'oak-y' flavor not by soaking in the traditional oak barrels, but from oak chips, in mesh 'sachets', such as these. (I hope I'm not giving away any trade secrets here!) When they come out of the wine, they have a very rich dark color (which fades away fairly quickly), and a strong wine scent. Anyways, they're great for topping off the paths, which I was thinking of doing, just shortly before our friend David, who is a local winemaker, pulled in with a stack of these sacks. Thanks!