Mendocino Part 2

dodgerdudetteOctober 13, 2009

A few more photos from the coast

The village of Mendocino features many little 'pocket gardens' tucked between buildings and in alleyways.This artist created a driftwood sculpture gallery in his sideyard.. From Mendocino From Mendocino From Mendocino

At the Mendocino Art Center From Mendocino

Another shot from Digging Dog From Mendocino

Close up of the steps From Mendocino

Driftwood display From Mendocino From Mendocino From Mendocino

Kathy in Napa

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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I'm particularly fond of DD's use of grasses. The horse is fun inserted in the fall colour too. Once again I like the stairs.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 6:30AM
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chloehoover(z6b VA)

Very cool shots, Kathy! The driftwood/air plants gives new meaning to "low maintenance" gardening! I would love to have stairs planted like that as well.... What were they made of, I wonder? They dont look quite like all cement to permit all those plants to grow...?

Very cool!

--Cindy

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 8:46AM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Great pics, Kathy. My old eyes almost missed the horse sculpture.
I use interesting wood in our yard, but, of course, it is not "driftwood". I like natural ornaments best, but do have some man made things.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 8:51AM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Really nice shots, Kathy. I love that cool sunflower art! Really enjoy the steps planted with little thymes and sedums. We are completely level and have no steps on our property. What is that pink vine? Lovely orange shrub in the background of the grasses. SO pretty!!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 9:50AM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Love those steps!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 9:04PM
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dodgerdudette

PM , the vine is Rhodochiton, we see it quite a bit on the coast. It's an annual in cold climates but can perennialize in frost free zones.

The stairs are just concrete , but there is a space left where the tread meet the risers and the plants are tucked in there.

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 9:52PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Gee, I could get that effect easily on my back steps. They are falling apart and needing to be replaced. Maybe I could just widen the cracks and plant in them. [g]

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 6:37AM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Fabuous!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 8:29AM
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saucydog(z5MA)

I love driftwood - I have a couple of pieces in my garden that are rotting away :)

Saucy

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 10:51AM
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michelle_zone4

The horse is quite cool. I too like the stairs. I have the perfect place to have stairs, but to get them built would be another thing. Oh, and they are in full sun as well. Thanks for the inspiration.
Michelle

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 11:01PM
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candy_j

Pocket gardens! I love the idea of that - have to give some thought to finding a pocket area. Driftwood in the garden would be great but, like Marian, I resort to using old wood when I'm lucky enough to find something interesting.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 11:42PM
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