Showing posts from November, 2018

Who Knew ? A World Class Private Garden in Petaluma

 Either Sara Malones' extraordinary garden is an unknown, or I am not hanging out with the right crowd. Maybe combinations thereof. Back in June my friend Denise of A Growing Obsession arranged for a visit to Saras' garden at the tail end of a mini garden-blogger get together in Mendocino County. Sarah generously agreed to our Monday morning visit and escorted us enthusiastically through the garden. You can read Denises post here- .   I wasn't really sure what to expect-my understanding was that Sarah collected conifers (how I would love to collect conifers) but the reality is that Sara collects everything-trees, shrubs, perennials and succulents. For me what defined the garden was the trees. I am a admitted tree-ignoramus-it's my weakest link in horticultural knowledge. I have no room for trees in my own garden so I don't concentrate my hort education efforts in that direction. It's not that I don't know any, but I don't know many.  I am probably a