|Duncan presenting the new rabbit fence (aka Duncan fence). Hopefully temporary.|
Rains have come early this year. Good solid soaking rains. Tree toppling rains.
And plant sales upcoming! What a great combination. This Saturday I'll be helping with the CNPS Santa Cruz chapter sale, which happens at the same bat time and same bat channel as the UCSC Arboretum sale - a great event for gardeners all around. This year I'll also be anxiously thinking about what to buy as I unload the truck full of native plant gems that the propagation group has been working on all year. I have two beds to create and many more planting opportunities all over the place.
Last weekend I impulsively went to the Native Plant Revival nursery sale and bought nine plants at 25% off:
3 Ceanothus gloriosus "Anchor Point" a low spreading ceanothus that won't intermarry with my native ones. (I always feel weird saying this as it makes me sound like a person who disapproves of mixed marriages or something!)
|Low ceanothus to spread and make a swathe leading to the seat|
|These two tiny gray green blobs should spread and spread.|
|I put deer protection on the little green grey blob that will spread and spread to the right of the path|
Several plant sales are upcoming in the San Francisco Bay area - you should google for sales in your area too. Here are the ones I know of:
- CNPS Santa Cruz plant sale and at the same time and place, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum plant sale
- Pete Veilleux is holding the grand opening of his new nursery in Oakland, East Bay Wilds
- Foothill College Hort Department plant sale.
- CNPS Santa Clara chapter Plant Sale at Hidden Villa in Los Altos