Bloom Blast! May 19, 2010

The Perennial Garden has begun its spring growth and it's going to be a great show!

Geranium maderense (pictured above)

Our visitors have been making a beeline to this plant in the Perennial Garden since it started blooming! Beautiful and hardy, this Madeira native has a huge inflorescence of pink flowers, and ferny evergreen leaves which arch downward to support the plant like buttresses. Growing to three feet tall and almost as wide, this plant will be a show stopper in your garden. It likes just about any soil, full sun (on the coast) to bright shade, and average water, but be sure to protect it from deer. It self seeds too! Stop by to take a peek and then pick a few up for your own garden from out Retail Nursery.

Visit our website for more information on the Perennial Garden and to see photos of some of our other beautiful blooms.

Mendocino Heritage Days Garden Tour

Join us this Saturday to learn about the history behind the plants of the Botanical Gardens!

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Beautiful Birdhouses!

Time is running out to put in your bid for this year's FOG birdhouses, final bid night is Friday, August 20!

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Upcoming Classes and Events at the Gardens...

Join us on a mushroom identification walk!

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And be sure to stop in at the Garden Store to see the new spring items including books, tools, glassware and clothing including t-shirts with the now famous Clematis design by Marian DeGloria!


See you at the Gardens!