Thursday, December 21, 2017

QUARRYHILL BOTANICAL GARDEN

Quarryhill Botanical Garden was almost lost during the Sonoma County Firestorms in October. In appreciation, entrance into the park is free til the end of 2017. Not the best time to visit since spring and summer bring the flowers, it was still a very pleasant walk yesterday. One can clearly see where the fires hit their fences and some of the plants near those edges. 

Quarryhill Botanical Garden is a research botanical garden  housing one of the largest collections of temperate Asian plants in North America. It is located near Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley of Sonoma County California and is now open to the public. The garden is devoted to plants from temperate China, Japan and the Himalayas, with more than 90 percent grown from wild-collected, scientifically documented seed. The Arboretum is traced back to 1968, when Jane Davenport Jansen purchased 61 acres for vineyards. She started a garden on 20 acres of her property among the hillsides consisting of old rock quarries.















Tuesday, November 14, 2017

M MASELLI & SONS

M MASELLI  & SONS OF PETALUMA

Amazing store for those of us who like to scavenge for nifty items especially in the garden.  This place has everything to create eclectic furniture and home accessories. Located just north of San Francisco in Petaluma.













http://www.maselliandsons.com

The best of Petaluma in Sonoma County. Visited by Malka of RC Cabinets & Closets - Top Cabinet Maker of Sonoma County

Saturday, August 20, 2016

CALIFORNIA CARNIVORES IN SEBASTOPOL

Interesting visit to this plant nursery, just 10 minutes from my office. A little spooky and worrisome to walk among meat eating plants, then had a night mare thinking of A Little Shop of Horrors!
























A visit by Malka