Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SF Botanic Garden Plant Sale

During the growing season, SFBG has a monthly plant sale.  The October 8th sale will feature ferns, rhododendrons, and trees.
Many of the trees will be from Wildwood!  The handpicked selection is only available in SF the morning of the sale.  Dwarf ginkgoes, hybrid dogwoods, and a sprinkling of other rare trees will be on display at the entrance to the garden.
Stop by and visit!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Behind The Scenes

The gold Smokebush looks great behind a pink and green Japanese Maple.  They are from two very different climates so it is tricky keeping them happy in identical conditions.

A maple needs to be mature to withstand 100 degree heat and frequent watering.  Hidden deep root bubblers provide water.  The cute blue flowers are on the Ceratostigma are actually 'mulch' in disguise, keeping the roots cool!  The smokebush likes very little water.  It is downslope from the maple so it recieves some runoff.

Constant pruning will keep the groundcover, maple, and smokebush in balance over the seasons. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Raised Beds

Most raised beds are reserved for vegetables.  Sometimes, beds are practical for other plantings.

In Mill Valley, where the hills are steep, the deer are gluttons, and the soil is clay, the smart option is tough plants.

Wildwood's combination of flax, black mondo grass, heuchera, dwarf red hot pokers, iris, agave, and other succulents look right at home in their rocky confines.

A mini mesh fence is enough to deter the deer when the plants aren't being photographed!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fall Sale

The Fall Sale at Wildwood Nursery is entering its last week.

Tiny and towering trees are on sale along with complimentary plants.  Select a Japanese Maple in time to enjoy the fall color in your garden.  Pick out a Dogwood that's blooming or one that has a showy spring display.

Pack a lunch or pick up a snack at the Glen Ellen deli to enjoy in our picnic area.  Food will help fuel your search for great trees!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

August Getaway

Passing a Gondola
New sights and sounds help refresh and recharge.  Cities like Budapest, Prague, and Venice all provide unique views into the past and future.  Up close and personal, they are quite amazing.  So many great photo opportunities and cafes to relax at.

A whirlwind tour has its hectic moments, it's great to be home in California!

We hope your summer was full of highlights.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Triple Digit Yellow

Both plants and people can be shade lovers.  They can also be sun worshippers.

Smart shade lovers work in the springtime and cool of the morning.  When the mercury spikes, they retreat to an arbor or umbrella to enjoy the view.  Iced tea tastes better while taking in the sights and sounds of a garden.

Here's a view down the garden of a cut flower enthusiast in Kenwood.  Tall sunflowers and cactus dahlia radiate yellow in the hot afternoon.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pokemon Go Gym

Quick, What do maples and Pokemon have in common?

They both like to train at Wildwood Nursery at 10300 Sonoma Highway Kenwood CA 95452.  So far there are more maples training at the Nursery.  They like to use bamboo stakes and green ties to acquire their desired shape.

The Pokémon have yet to show up en masse to the Pokémon Go Gym.  Judging from the 9000 players that strolled through San Francisco yesterday, it is only a matter of time before the Pokémon descend on Wildwood.  It could be an interesting spectacle!