Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)

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2016 Spring Fling at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Apr 17, 2016
2016 Spring Fling at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Yesterday I went on a field trip with the Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. It coincided with the RBG’s 2016 Spring Fling, a new name for their annual spring plant sale. I was so busy yakking with people that I didn’t take...

Whirlwind trip to Victoria, British Columbia (part 2 of 2)

Apr 14, 2016
Whirlwind trip to Victoria, British Columbia (part 2 of 2)

Day 2 of our whirlwind trip to Victoria, British Columbia last weekend started out overcast. That was perfect for taking photos along the waterfront:

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And perfect for visiting Finnerty Gardens on the campus of the University of Victoria and Abkhazi Garden in the...

Whirlwind trip to Victoria, British Columbia (part 1 of 2)

Apr 14, 2016
Whirlwind trip to Victoria, British Columbia (part 1 of 2)

Last summer we spent a couple of days in Victoria, the capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia. This included Canada Day, Canada’s equivalent of our Fourth of July. We saw many beautiful sights on our Pacific Northwest trip, but Victoria was the highlight for all of...

Wednesday Vignette: tulips, tulips, tulips

Apr 13, 2016
Wednesday Vignette: tulips, tulips, tulips

This is something you don’t see here in the Sacramento Valley:

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When I saw this house, I literally slammed on the brakes (fortunately there was nobody behind me) and pulled over. This sight is the very definition of cheery, isn’t it? A perfect spring...

Index: April 2016 trip to Victoria, British Columbia

Apr 12, 2016
Index: April 2016 trip to Victoria, British Columbia

Here is an index of all posts about my April 2016 trip to Victoria, British Columbia:

Lots of flowers in the front yard

Apr 10, 2016
Lots of flowers in the front yard

The front yard is so beautiful right now that I want to press Pause on the giant DVR that is time. All too soon this floral cornucopia will be a thing of the past and summer will be here. Yes, summer starts early in our parts—as early as May.

But right now...

Revisiting Sue’s succulent garden

Apr 8, 2016
Revisiting Sue’s succulent garden

Last May I showed you my friend Sue’s front yard makeover. What had been lawn became two distinctive areas—one public, one private—separated by hardscape. The space under the large golden rain tree (Koelreuteria elegans) was planted with star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), fortnight lily (Dietes grandiflora) and variegated euonymus (Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald...

Wednesday Vignette: succulent tapestry

Apr 6, 2016
Wednesday Vignette: succulent tapestry

I recently checked on the progress of a friend’s succulent garden and was struck by the many different shapes, textures and colors of her succulents. What a beautiful tapestry!

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San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

Apr 4, 2016
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

There are plenty of botanical gardens in California that have a national or even international reputation. Beyond that there is another layer of regional gardens that may not have the same name recognition but are often just as exciting. Case in point: the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden on California’s Central Coast. I...

Happy April Fool’s Day

Apr 1, 2016
Happy April Fool’s Day

Happy April 1st to all you fools out there! I’m not saying that gardeners and plant lovers are fools, but a healthy dose of foolishness doesn’t hurt. Taking yourself too seriously is never a good thing.

This post has no real theme because, to be honest, after a long work week my...

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