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2014 Garden Bloggers Fling index

This topic will contain a list to all posts relating to the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling, held in Portland, Oregon from July 11 to July 13. 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling preview

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Return to Peacock Horticultural Nursery in Sebastopol, CA

Return to Peacock Horticultural Nursery in Sebastopol, CA

A couple of Saturdays ago, after finishing the Garden Conservancy’s Marin County Open Day, I decided to drive up to Sebastopol in western Sonoma County to pick up the ‘Night Rider’ camellia I had waiting for me at Peacock Horticultural Nursery.

If you read my...

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Old West Cactus Farm, Phoenix, AZ (December 2013)

Old West Cactus Farm, Phoenix, AZ (December 2013)

I just realized that I still “owe” you a few posts from my trip to Arizona back in December. The first is about my blitz visit to the Old West Cactus Farm, a cactus nursery I’d found in the yellow pages. It’s located in the northern Phoenix suburb of Anthem, right off...

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Rainy visit to Annie’s Annuals

Rainy visit to Annie’s Annuals

Yesterday I met an old friend from San Francisco and took him to Annie’s Annuals in Richmond, CA. Annie’s is one of my favorite nurseries. Their selection is vast and quirky; check out their plant list to get a taste. The retail nursery also carries plants that either aren’t on...

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Bach’s Cactus Nursery (Tucson, AZ)

Bach’s Cactus Nursery (Tucson, AZ)

Instead of dealing with the aftermath of the cold snap that has gripped us since Thursday of last week, I decided to write the first extended post from my trip to Arizona last week.

The first destination we’re going to revisit is Bach’s Cactus Nursery in Tucson. From a...

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Arizona day 3—Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Desert Survivors Nursery, Tucson Botanical Garden

Arizona day 3—Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Desert Survivors Nursery, Tucson Botanical Garden

My first stop of the day was the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM). Located in the desert to the west of Tucson, this 98-acre park is one of my favorite places in Arizona. After visiting the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix a couple of days ago, I was afraid the ASDM might...

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Arizona day 2—Tucson: Tohono Chul Park, Bach’s Cactus Nursery, Greg Starr, Tucson Mountain Park, Saguaro National Park

Arizona day 2—Tucson: Tohono Chul Park, Bach’s Cactus Nursery, Greg Starr, Tucson Mountain Park, Saguaro National Park

Day 2 of my Arizona trip started at 8:00am with a visit to Tohono Chul Park, a 49-acre nature preserve in a northern suburb of Tucson. Aside from two bird watchers, I was the only visitor, at least at the beginning.

Tohono Chul isn’t a botanical garden per se, but there...

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Arizona 2013 trip index

Here are all the posts about my December 2013 trip to Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona:

Day 1—Phoenix: Desert Botanical Garden

Day 2—Tucson: Tohono Chul Park, Bach’s Cactus Nursery, Starr Nursery, Tucson Mountain Park, Saguaro National Park

Day 3—Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Desert Survivors Nursery, Tucson Botanical Garden

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A visit to Peacock Horticultural Nursery, part 2

A visit to Peacock Horticultural Nursery, part 2

 Click here to read part 1 of this post While many of the plants at Peacock Horticultural Nursery were in autumn mode, one tree was blooming like it was the height of spring: Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue’ The tree, Eucalyptus pulverulenta ...

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A visit to Peacock Horticultural Nursery, part 1

A visit to Peacock Horticultural Nursery, part 1

Located in the small town of Sebastopol in Sonoma County, about an hour north of San Francisco, Peacock Horticultural Nursery is a treasure that deserves to be more widely known. Although it’s been a while since my last visit, I try to stop there whe...

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