Tag Archives: Sonoma

Xeriscaping

In Northern California, there are still plenty of typical suburban front yards with thirsty lawns and foundation plantings of shrubs trimmed into gumdrop shapes. Biking around Sonoma recently I saw a number of white-picket-fenced cottage gardens filled with rose bushes … Continue reading

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Sonoma Farm Market Breakfast

It all started with a trip to the Sonoma Farmers’ Market on Friday, where our friends Melinda and Robert picked up fresh bread, salad greens, asparagus, strawberries, and eggs. Everyone who lives around here wants to cook and eat “primary … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day 2011

Greetings from Quarrryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, CA. We spent the morning in this 20-acre Asian woodland garden just north of Sonoma, where species trees, shrubs and plants from all over Asia flourish in a semi-wild habitat that is … Continue reading

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