Thursday, February 4, 2010

When it rains, it pours in the redwoods.

Living in the midst of the great redwoods is a fantastic experience.

Especially during our wet winter months.

When it is lightly raining in town, you can bet it is pouring in the adjoining redwood groves.

From California Gardening


The interesting thing is, that you can actually stay modestly dry when standing under the canopy of a grove of redwoods . The dense canopy of coniferous foliage filters out the heavy down pour into a pleasantly light mist.

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This makes for enjoyable moment in the hot tub if you happen to have one situated in a grove of redwoods.

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Gas fired fireplace can take the chill off.

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And when the sun does finally come out, gardening under the redwoods provides lots of plantery opportunities

From California Gardening

7 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh! i can only imagine the ferns that live amongst this beauty!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

It's true; hiking in the redwoods is a magical (and only slightly damp) experience!

danger garden said...

WOW, beautiful Michelle! What a location and design! I love the wisteria, a full blooming mass of it is just so beautiful.

Like the new blog look too!

Susan aka Miss R said...

You got a facelift! Love the new lighter look--the content as always is great too...

JJ Cedar Glader said...

omg where is that patio! i need to win the lottery and get me one like that!LOL

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

hey bloggers,
Linda, I haven't visited your garden in awhile, I'm looking forward to seeing what you are up to.

Jocyelyn,
magical in deed . love the redwoods.

Loree, this is one of my favorite gardens because the family uses it so well.

Susan, I could use a 'real facelift' but the blog one will have to do.

JJ. . This property is located in Mill Valley, Marin County. It's a beautiful place to raise a family and spend time in the garden.

phrago said...

Hey, Nice face lift! And what a place to hang out in. But I am curious as to the impact on the trees after the construction. They must have been stressed out by so much disturbance and trampling in their root zones. How long ago did this get installed... Patrick