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!

Monday, July 18, 2016

A Crescendo of Plants

San Francisco Botanic Garden filled their grounds with grand pianos over the weekend.

They transformed the typically sedate setting into a carnival atmosphere.  Aspiring pianists performed a few raised beds away from accomplished masters.  The Jurassic Park theme song waffled out of the cloud forest while Joplin filled the Great Meadow.

The plants look great by the way.  Areas that were planted in 2015 are starting to fill in.  There's a surprising amount of flowers in bloom considering it's winter in SF!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Refreshed Website

Studio Wildwood has a new look! More pictures and less text, not quite on a 1,000:1 ratio but almost.

The homepage shows wider examples of recent projects.  The picture of the yellow daylillies and orange cannas is a favorite garden.  Small, but packed full of foliage, the narrow backyard looks very lush after barely one year in the ground.

The gallery page has more plant combinations too.  Succulents, perennials, flowering shrubs, and dwarf trees are all represented.  As the seasons change and the gardens mature, more plant combination photos will pop up on the website and in this blog.