Everything I Needed to Know About Gardening I Learned In Mendocino

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Mendsculpture

Crazy sculpture is pretty much mandatory in Mendocino.  I think there’s a zoning ordinance requiring it.

Mendpath

LOVE the wooden boardwalks through the gardens.  I so want one of these.  Made of recycled lumber, of course.

Mendcosmos

And finally:  happy, happy annuals.  To look at those cosmos, you’d think this place got sunshine and warmth.  But no.  Even in the fog, the whole town blooms its little head off.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I’m right there with you.
    My working foundation of horticulture came from the Mendo Bot when it was under the direction of Gary Ratway ( now owner of Digging Dog Nursery).
    When I was a gardener for several of the bed and breakfast inns and a some residential homes up on the coast it was the Nursery at the Mendo Bot that I frequented to purchase plants for my accounts. Back then, the back side wholesale nursery was a meeting grounds for us professional gardeners to get together and share our experiences as well as exchange cuttings.
    The ‘family style’ wholesale nursery is no longer there but a retail nursery exists along with the ever expanding gardens that so many local gardeners contributed to.
    The Mendo Bot will always inspire –
    http://web.mac.com/dervissdesign/iWeb/design/Gardens.html

  2. thanks for sharing the Mendo story. I have some heartstrings attached to that area of the world & have (& will) visit it as often as I can in life. A particular treat is not only enjoying the coast but the redwoods just a bit inland from there. Truly, a treat!

    Any chance you visited Cafe Beaujolais while there? The food is amazing; the gardens stunning!

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