We didn’t get a chance to get down to California at Mother’s Day this year. I had a business commitment which took me out of town. We missed the salvia sale at Cabrillo College. G was disappointed but it was probably good to miss it and have a break from salvias.
We decided to go Father’s Day instead. It also gave us a chance to celebrate my in-law’s 55th wedding anniversary. I thought it would be nice to explore the gardens and nurseries of Sacramento. I checked with Chris for recommended nurseries. She recommended Busnell’s Nursery near Roseville. It had Annie’s Annuals so G was interested.
I also checked the Sacramento Bee before we left and came across a wonderful article on the Old City Cemetery. The Hamilton Square area is a planted with many plants from the Mediterranean area. Perfect!
Bushnells was wonderful. It has a great collection of daylilies. G had to pick up two plants of course. We were running late when we finished but still had time to stop by the cemetery.
The afternoon was hot – 105 degrees. The valley was having their first over 100 heat wave. So here were two North westerners out in the mid-day sun. Mad-Dogs and Seattlites! But we loved it. G was in plant heaven. There were many salvias in full bloom. One plant stumped G. He finally identified it yesterday as a dianella.
For more information on the cemetery, check the link above or read this article from SF Gate.
Here are a few photos of the day:
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