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Heads up: Succulent Extravaganza at Succulent Gardens, September 26+27, 2014

Heads up: Succulent Extravaganza at Succulent Gardens, September 26+27, 2014

120928_SucculentGardens_entrance-plantingThe 4th annual Succulent Extravaganza at Succulent Gardens in Castroville, CA will take place on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. That’s in two weeks, folks! If you love succulents and live in Northern California, you won’t want to miss this spectacular—and...

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#GBFling14: Cistus Nursery, Sauvie Island

#GBFling14: Cistus Nursery, Sauvie Island

Time to rewind a couple of months to the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, OR. One of my personal highlights was a visit to Cistus Nursery located on picturesque Sauvie Island, a 26,000 acre island in the Columbia River north of Portland. 

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Labor Day visit to Annie’s Annuals

Labor Day visit to Annie’s Annuals

Annie’s Annuals & Perennials in Richmond, CA, one the most iconic nurseries in Northern California, is having a big Labor Day sale. Until Labor Day (Monday, September 2) all plants are 20% off.

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I took advantage of this opportunity for a quick...

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#GBFling14: Joy Creek Nursery, Scappoose, OR

#GBFling14: Joy Creek Nursery, Scappoose, OR

Joy Creek Nursery, located outside the small town of Scappoose about 20 miles to the north of Portland, Oregon, is the kind of the nursery you dream about. Every plant looks pristine—better than it ever would in your own garden.

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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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