10/15/14

Blake Garden

I had Monday off and spent the morning at a favorite haunt, the Blake Garden in Kensington, an unincorporated pocket between Berkeley and El Cerrito.

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Fall is here, but it's early so it still feels like summer. Gardens are a good place to orient yourself to the autumn light.

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Eriogonum

Eriogonum arborescens

Do you let the dead things stand in your garden? I like to let them be for awhile, but cleaning up the garden gives me a lot of satisfaction. And it depends on the particular dead thing, and how I feel about the garden overall.

Phlomis

 I'd go find the quote from Piet Oudolf quote about "dying interestingly", but I've got the ball game on, and a cat on my lap.

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Not a lot of activity in the vegetable or flower garden. Some roses. Lots of bees!

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Cool ornament, well-done with spare parts.

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9/28/14

Filoli

Guy found a Groupon for Filoli, so we went for it.

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