An Alameda Garden: May 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Plant Sale This Saturday

For readers in the Bay Area: East Bay Wilds Nursery in Castro Valley is having its Big Annual Native Plant Sale this Saturday (5/23) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Bay Wilds is usually a by-appointment-only nursery, so this is a great chance to get your hands on their amazing selection of native plants. Check out their site for complete information and a plant availability list. Directions to the nursery are here.

Photo: Yucca whippleii (Our Lord's Candle)
Photo Credit: Pete Veilleux/East Bay Wilds

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Monday, May 18, 2009

The First Plums

I wasn't expecting the weeping Santa Rose plum tree I planted a year ago to fruit for at least another year or two. But surprise! I've spotted at least a half dozen plums so far. They're well camouflaged among the leaves while their skins are still green, so I'm hoping that there are more that I'm just not seeing. I can't wait to bite into the first one!

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Now This I Like

Watch this short video to see a very resourceful, clever, and beautiful garden in Seattle. The composting fence idea is nothing short of brilliant. This is the kind of garden I'm aiming for.

(Hat tip: Empress of Dirt)

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