San Franciso Garden Blogger's Fling
Three Gardens, a Nursery,
and a Conservatory Day
During the last weekend of June, Garden Bloggers from all over the country descended upon the Bay area for three days of garden tours and fun.
Normally after a tour, I put a gazillion photos online to share with others. This time I consolidated them into one movie for each day. We spent the morning touring the Mat Gil Sculpture Garden and Organic Mechanics. Both gardens are amazingly designed to overcome difficult gardening spaces. Our next stop after crossing the San Francisco Bay was to one of my favorite nurseries—Annie's Annuals and Perennials. I wasn't disappointed with my first visit to this incredible place. Next on the tour was the Wave Garden that was full of sculpture, fabulous plants, and great views of the bay—with two bridges, and San Francisco in the distance.
When we finished the last garden tour, we took the Golden Gate Bridge route back to the city. The bridge was shrouded in fog. Although I was disappointed that I couldn't see the bridge in its full splendor, I enjoyed heading into the fog. Fascinated, I watched cyclists ride out of a white void. I crossed the bridge many years ago in full sunlight, so this time I savored the feeling of being enveloped in the mist. After touring the gardens in a record-breaking heat wave that parked itself on the bay, it was refreshing change. When we reached the other side of the bridge, we popped back out into the sun. Fun!
Without further ado, enjoy the movie for day 1 of the San Francisco Garden Blogger's Fling.
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