About two years ago I blogged about this rock star of a garden in Outer Sunset. While walking the dog a couple weeks ago I ran in to it again and it’s gotten better with age. Whoever created this work of garden awesomeness rocks! It’s on 44th avenue around Pacheco maybe (I can’t remember, but I’m pretty sure it’s south of Noriega).
Succulents on the street
Ceanothus and super sweet fence
The fence was still a work in progress last time we visited, but we knew it was going to turn out amazing. Now I want to copy it. Looks like they used bits of reclaimed wood mixed in with driftwood. Hurray for Ceanothus bloom time!
Sexy Salvia africana-lutea
My all time favorite Salvia. It’s gotta be the orangey-rust blooms. Now I know I planted ours in a ridiculous spot seeing how big they get. Ooops. I seem to have a problem with size denial… “It won’t really get THAT big”.
More happy border
This place is definitely worth swinging by if you’re in the neighborhood. Be sure to check out the best succulent garden on the Great Highway while you’re at it.
Mendocino rocks in so many ways, but its creative uses of driftwood push it over the edge to being super awesome. We love driftwood. When you live next to the beach you can get away with any sort of driftwood sculpture. Does anyone else see two scantily clad dancers frolicking on the right hand side of this picture?
It’s a super cool gigantoid driftwood horse in front of the Mendocino Art Center! There were lots of cool, reasonably priced sculptures everywhere in the cute garden.
Driftwood Flower Arch
A flowery arch of driftwood goodness!
This is the charming backside of the amazing Mendocino garden we posted about a couple weeks ago. When you live next to the ocean why not go crazy with driftwood? I’ve always wondered about the legalities of taking driftwood from California beaches, and after doing a wee bit of googling it looks like each place is unique. Quite a few places seem to encourage it. I even saw a post about getting a permit for carrying away as much as possible from a state park. Anyone have any other info about it?
I did a search for ‘Staghorn’ on our blog, and 12 posts popped up. Ummm, we really like these cool epiphytes. Staghorn Ferns (Platycerium) like to grow on other plants and things, but they don’t suck the life out of … Continue reading →
A couple weeks ago I was randomly driving down 44th avenue to get home and saw these fabulous driftwood containers. I wouldn’t be surprised if the wood was all picked up at Ocean Beach a few blocks away. This funky … Continue reading →
Megan was able to get home Thursday before the sun set on the garden and took some photos of our latest mounted Staghorn fern, also known as an Elkhorn fern. Though this Staghorn did not have the botanical name with … Continue reading →