Tuesday, August 3, 2010

East Bay Garden Tour 2010 - Part Deux

My apologies with being so remiss in posting part II of the East Bay Garden Tour.
It's been a busy week ( and that is a good thing ! )

The third garden that totally rocked our horticultural socks was the garden of Bob Clark and Raul Zumba.

How's this for an entry door bell ?
From 2010 East Bay Garden Tour


Lots of wonderful sculpture and inspiring vignettes in amongst the fabulous foliage.
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From 2010 East Bay Garden Tour


A rare restio - Cannomois - I've killed it with kindness + can't bear to part with another $ 50 to kill another. Sigh !
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If you get tired, there is always a bench somewhere along the path to take a load off.
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This one is by one of my favorite sculptors, William Wareham
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From 2010 East Bay Garden Tour


Entering into the Paradise of Flora, also known as Marcia Donahue's "Just our stuff Gallery" in Oakland CA
Bowling anyone ?
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Blue Bamboo
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Orange spires
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Ceramic bulbs and acorns for sale - the garden gallery is open every Saturday !
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The side yard gate
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One of my all time favorite pieces in Marcia's garden is crafted by her very talented daughter
This sculpture is BIG - It stands at least 12 to 14 tall
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I had not seen this series of sculpture before. I call them her forest and woodland nymphs.
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From 2010 East Bay Garden Tour


From 2010 East Bay Garden Tour


The last garden that I toured was by Keelya Meadows in Albany CA .
If you like a chaotic mix of bright colors and disparate textures all thrown into the blender and poured out across the ground , then this garden is for you.
From 2010 East Bay Garden Tour


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From 2010 East Bay Garden Tour


I found the gate to be extremely visually exciting and loved the detail.
From 2010 East Bay Garden Tour

7 comments:

phrago said...

Great shots! I love that last photo of the gate and the sculpture inside. So pretty! I really like the three steps with the rock supporting the pot with a face and the other pots and the jumble of plants spilling out everywhere. Is that canadian thistle sharing the spotlite with the male bust? And what a nice pot colletion planted with Cactii on the low graded steps. WHat is that Blue critter? Very interesting gardens...

Susan said...

I love all of garden art! Oh, yeah the plants too! Much have been a lovely walk!

ryan said...

I've worked in a couple of gardens with Marcia Donahue's pieces in them. I didn't know her name until now. Good stuff.
My mom loves Keyla Meadows' gardens. There's always something interesting. The tile floor and the gate are both very cool.

Gail said...

I don't know what to say~Fantastic, wowzer, great ideas, great garden art...Inspiring! what a wonderful tour! gail

serena at the urban farmhouse said...

I just found your blog while trying to find out if I can grow ornamental grass along a semi shady driveway in Marin. Nice to find another Marin blogger!

Anonymous said...

I like!!!!!!!!!! Wish they were here in Texas.

Anonymous said...

exellent ces tous un univers de recherche bravo!