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Mendocino Part 2

Posted by dodgerdudette NapaCaz9 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 13, 09 at 23:33

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

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At the Mendocino Art Center

From Mendocino

Another shot from Digging Dog

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Close up of the steps

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Driftwood display

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Kathy in Napa


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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.


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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


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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.


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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!!


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Love those steps!


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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


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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]


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Fabuous!


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

Saucy


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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


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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.


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