Mosaic Gardens Journal

news, photos and inspiration

One to Watch October 28, 2011

Filed under: friends,garden design,Tricky spaces — Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens @ 4:39 pm
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The Dobson garden this fall

Even fall rains can’t get Ted and Nancy Dobson’s garden down.  This tiny, magical space only gets better with age and the careful attention of its inhabitants.  Readers familiar with the space through garden tours or the journal may note the beautiful new water feature at right, one of the Dobson’s summer projects.  Stunning, isn’t it?  It seems that we’re not the only ones who love this intricate and collaborative space, and you may get to see this fabulous garden in print soon (more details to come, of course)!

While photos may be worth a 1,000 words, a visit to this garden speaks volumes.  The Dobsons’ garden (and several of our other gardens) will be on the tour for the Hardy Plant Study Weekend next June 7-10, 2012.  Save the date and stay tuned for more information!

 

New Garden Journal Friend! July 14, 2011

Filed under: friends,our garden,photos — Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens @ 9:35 pm
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A pic of some of our spiky, mean plants for "danger garden!" Click for a larger image.

Our new friend, Loree Bohl wrote a lovely, very thorough post about our Open Garden on her blog, danger garden.  Judging from some of her other entries, we share a passion for mean plants and cool nurseries, so be sure to keep reading!

 

 

 

Japanese Maple Sale at Baltzer’s! May 15, 2011

Filed under: events,friends — Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens @ 10:54 pm
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One of our own special Baltzer maples

We’ve got so much good news for gardeners these days!  Our friends Bob and Nancy Baltzer, of Baltzer’s Specialized Nursery are having a sale on their gorgeous specimen maples.  All non lace leaf maples in 20 gallon or larger containers are on sale for at least $25 off and some are marked down to $75!  Bob and Nancy grow a wider variety of maples than anyone we know, and they care for them beautifully.  Aside from maples, the Baltzers also carry  wonderful, unusual conifers and some interesting garden features.  Their nursery is one of our area’s little known treasures, and well worth the short drive to Pleasant Hill.

Baltzer’s is open Friday – Monday, 10am – 5pm (closed Tuesday-Thursday)

36011 Highway 58
Pleasant Hill, OR 97455
541-747-5604

 

Ginny’s Garden Sale May 13, 2011

Filed under: events,friends — Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens @ 5:14 pm

Our friend Ginny is moving into town from her fabulous garden and farm in Creswell.  In terrific news for garden treasure hunters, Ginny is having a huge yard/garden sale tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, to help her pare down and prepare for her urban space.  Containers of all sizes!  Furniture!  Useful and pretty things!   Ginny has great taste, and the perfect addition to your garden may be waiting for you in Creswell.   If nothing else, it’s a great excuse to see one of our area’s best gardens.  Part of the proceeds benefit the Lane County Master Gardeners.  More information below.


 

The Plant Sales Are Coming! May 5, 2011

Filed under: events,friends — Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens @ 6:00 pm
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It’s that magical time of year again, when the best specialty nurseries in Oregon flock to Eugene for a one-day plant extravaganza….   On May, 7, grab your mom for a Mother’s Day Eve outing and find your new favorite plants!

The Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group sale is in the Auditorium Building of the Lane County Fairgrounds from 9am-2pm. More information here.

The Avid Gardeners Plant Sale is also 9am-2pm (where to go first?!?) at Alton Baker Park.  More information here and on their cute poster at right.

Plant group members and potential members, take note – volunteers get first dibs on plants, so pitch in!

 

Sunset Garden Anywhere! April 4, 2011

Filed under: Deer,friends,News — Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens @ 8:20 pm
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Sunset Garden Anywhere!

Just saw a big photograph of Joanne and Peter Alba’s garden in Sunset’s Garden Anywhere!, a “bookazine” that will be on store shelves until early June (I found it at the Woodfield Station Market of Choice).  You may remember the Alba’s garden from this post about their photo in the April ’08 Sunset, or this post about gardening with deer.  Cool!

Sometimes these photos catch us by surprise.  If you know of a photo of our gardens that’s not mentioned on our press page, please let us know where you found it, so we can spread the word!

 

The Gregory Garden (and house) are for sale July 24, 2010

Filed under: events,friends,photos — Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens @ 8:08 pm
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Gregory Meadow

Our friend and client Joy Gregory is moving out of town, and her wonderful North Eugene house and garden are for sale.  We are sorry to see her and her awesome son leave Eugene, but we have no doubt that they’ll take their new home by storm.  We wrote the garden in our first newsletter, and you may remember the garden from Sunset, the Register-Guard or Pacific Horticulture (you can find an article or two on our press page).

If you happen to be shopping for a great house, neighborhood and garden, take a look!

http://www.remax.com/homes-for-sale/OR/Eugene/10060366-MLS_Number/