Sunday, March 30, 2008
The Calaveras Land and Olive Oil Company offices where olive oil tasting is available. We sampled this year's fresh press. Those are our gallons of 1st press, extra virgin olive oil behind the sample bottles. We don't mess around! Do you prefer buttery, creamy or peppery oil?
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
These was the booth of Mediterranean Pots . The owner is from Spain and goes back to find them. They vary in age up to 120 years old and have had many uses in their life. They were absolutely gorgeous and used in a lot of the exhibit gardens.
I think that this was my favorite exhibit garden. It was a little other world. Like Science Fiction world. We last came to this show in 2005 and this has to be my all time favorite garden by Studio Replica, Inc. . I meant to return to their booth to get some cast eucalyptus stepping stones for my own landscaping, but after 7 hours on my feet, I kinda pooped out. That just means I'll have to make a future trip to Petaluma. Darn.
We had to take a break as the show covered about 5 acres, so we parked ourselves in front of the booth for Filoli Gardens and looked at this lovely arrangement of tullips, hyacinths and daffies for a while. I also managed to buy a lovely clock and some plaques from artist Angus Macaulay which he signed, some pretty wild looking poppies from Annie's Annuals and a sort of hydroponic gardening starter kit so I can grow my own organic lettuce. Then we loaded up, drove to Japantown to do even more shopping, especially at Kinokuniya, the always interesting bookstore, where I had to buy some books on Japanese quilting, had a nice tempura dinner then drove home. Whew. Now, if the weather would only cooperate, I could get all my plants settled and the yard going. Are you listening weather?