Much to our delight, this aerial picture of our tree farm seems to have a harvest lady pointing to our Napa tree labyrinth! We didn’t attempt to create this but the sun was at the right angle and the satellite took the picture on the right day of the year at the right time of the day to show a giant lady with a flowing dress and what I call a harvest basket on her head! Although the labyrinth paths were not correct on that day, they have since been fixed to be closer to the old (4K years) pattern called Cretan. Considering that the labyrinth and the rest of the property has plenty of food to put in a basket, we were so amazed when we “found” her. Can you see her??
Dave Dexter and his crew from DEXTER estate landscapes moved this huge Valley Oak we grew to a Windsor, Sonoma County golf course from our growing ground at Main Street Trees in Napa. The lobata grew from an acorn that fell from the old trees on our property. This tree was about 15 years old. Valley Oaks are the most appropriate oak tree for our area with clay soil on the valley floor, although Coast Live Oaks grow great here too.
Here they are finishing up the planting of this lovely Valley Oak tree! The Valley Oak likes water and is native so growing on a golf course is a great place. It will provide shade and a place for nature such as birds.
Growing a lot of what you eat can be a pleasant way to live. Gardening can be a lifestyle choice where you get your exercise, fresh air, sunshine, a visit with nature and food for eating and sharing. Even if you rent or are moving soon you can have a container garden that can move when you do. Thinking of expanding your fruit trees soon? You can keep your fruit trees small enough to pick the fruit and prune without a ladder if you train it to be small and keeping it in a container is one way of dwarfing it.
We are excited to announce that we’ve got a new blog!
We are happy to have this place to show and tell our friends, neighbors, families and customers all we know about growing natives, food and useful plants with emphasis on sustainable, natural, organic, local, therapeutic and beautiful! Thank you for being part of our project.
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