I’ve got a horticultural hangover. I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to the Bay Area; a day to drive down, three days there and a day to drive back. With the exception of must make stops at CB2 and the Crate & Barrel outlet in Berkeley every other stop was plant motivated. Here’s the list:
The Ruth Bancroft Garden
The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
The Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma
Of course I’ve got plenty of photos from each visit to share (lots of paring down necessary first) but for now I thought I’d begin with a few others from the trip, starting with one snapped in-route last Wednesday morning along I-5 near Eugene, Oregon.
JJ DeSousa, drives a 4-wheel drive Jeep and she skillfully navigated us right on through the chaos and on to California.
Our SF accommodations were in the Richmond district of San Francisco, and while I should have been helping to locate a parking space instead I was gawking at the plants, like these beautiful Yuccas.
Here’s a peek into the backyards of the flats adjoining "ours"...
Well except for this neighbor…
Chez Panisse in Berkeley.
Here’s my obligatory shot of that bridge…
So with that I guess I’d better get busy editing down the hundreds of pictures I took so I can share them with you!