Post Garden Tour

We had over 1,000 visits at the two gardens this past weekend - whew!  Thank you to all the visitors and volunteers who help make the tour a vibrant day I look forward to each Spring - we couldn't do it without you!

It is tradition for me to take the day after the tour off to rest and recuperate.  This year I decided to take a restorative hike on Mt. Diablo. I visited with many of my favorite native wildflowers and was recharged with an unexpected late season rain shower!  The marvelous colors and scents were magnified by the rain that left the mountain shimmering once the sun came out again.  Enjoy the photos!

Plant list in order of appearance in gallery:

Chlorogalum pomeridianum (Soap Plant), Lepechinia fragrans (Pitcher Sage), Castilleja (Indian Paint Brush), Stylomecon heterophylla (Wind Poppy), Collinsia heterophylla (Chinese Houses), Collinsia tinctoria, Orobanche bulbosa, Calochortus venustus (Mariposa Lilly), Variable Checker Spot Butterfly, Clematis lasthiana.

Join me this Sunday May 5th!

The Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is this Sunday from 10am - 5pm  

Come visit this garden!

Come visit this garden!

A treasure trove of gardens are open to the public  for this free, self-guided tour.  This is my 6th year showing gardens on the tour. 

Online registration is closed, but you can still attend with walk-in registration.   The garden I designed for Jenn and Joan is on the tour and is one of the registration sites.  Start there and then go on up the street to the garden I designed for Tai and Michael that is also on the tour.

I would love to share these gardens with you and will be at Jenn and Joan's Garden from 10am - 1:30pm and will then go to Tai and Michaels from 1:30pm - 5pm.  

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour Website

Jenn and Joan's Garden Description

Tai and Michael's Garden Description

Joan Lohman and Jenn Biehn’s garden

3897 Whittle Avenue, Oakland

Directions:

Heading east on I-580 take the Fruitvale exit, turn left onto Fruitvale, and continue .4 miles. When you see Dimond Park on your left, Fruitvale turns sharp right. Take that right and stay on Fruitvale. Fruitvale turns into Whittle; turn left to stay on Whittle; the house is on the left.

Heading west on I-580 take exit 23 for Coolidge Ave. toward Fruitvale Ave. Merge onto Montana St. and go .3 miles, then turn right onto Champion St., continue onto Lincoln Ave., and go .4 miles. Turn left onto Wilbur; the house will be directly ahead, at the corner of Whittle and Wilbur.

Looking forward to a beautiful day in the gardens, hope to see you there!