Garden nurseries and animal shelters have the same effect on my psyche: I want to bring everything (and everyone!) I see home. I chant my “all things in moderation” mantra, and tell myself I can visit those plum trees and flowering succulents any time I want. When possible, I stay out of animal shelters all together, since a steady stream of stray cats and the occasional dog make it to my door on their own. I value the necessary work that our shelters provide, but find it disheartening to see so many animals in need of a good home. Nurseries, on the other hand are always great fun.
My husband and I have a saying between us when we pine for something we unattainable: next house, code for it’s not going to happen. So…in my next house, I’ll plant the following:
If you had the space and place, the time and the money, what would you grow?
Plants available at Almaden Valley Nursery in Silicon Valley.
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