San Francisco Botanical Garden Entry Border / Shade / Blue Bamboo
The Agony & ...the Word that Must not be Spoken
(the 'E' word having generated an inappropriate advertisement with Chapter 1)
San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
Entry Border - Sun
Designed by 'Planet Horticulture'
Inspiration / Behind the Scenes
While waiting for slides of my garden's early days to be converted to digital images, I offer another bit of background:
On January 13 when BayAreaTendrils was brand spankin' new, I wrote about designers Roger Raiche and David McCrory, aka Planet Horticulture. The entry borders they designed for the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum opened my eyes, providing limitless inspiration, and helping to lead the way in the creation of my garden's plant palette.
Now, for one of those secrets promised in Chapter 1. I chose a customized blue, always referred to as Moroccan blue, as the main accent color for my garden. After a few years, I decided to introduce a contrasting color; to be an earthy terra cotta. Ready to begin painting, I dashed around from store to store, to buy a ready-mixed enamel paint. But my impatience won over. Unable to find what I was looking for, I seized upon the saturated yellow that appears in my garden today.
Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' SFBG Library Garden below
More about 'Planet Horticulture' on link below: