Celebrating Sunset’s Test Garden

The Wave o’veggies

We had an awesome time at Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park. The test garden was our favorite part, but we’re a little biased. Test garden coordinator Johanna Silver spent two semesters of Saturday mornings  taking Plant ID through City College with us. Her test garden at Sunset is super sweet.

Herbal Tea garden and roses

Johanna designed the herbal tea garden using chamomile, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemongrass, wild bergamot, agastache, scented geraniums, lavender and a ‘Eureka’ lemon tree. It’s perfect tucked in next to the rose garden.

Fourth of July rose

I don’t usually get excited about roses, but climber Fourth of July is really cool. I kind of want it.

Test garden coordinator Johanna

Checking out the Western Garden Book of Edibles. Who could that be on the back page?

Potato towers

The potatoes are freaking out in their towers of awesomeness. Check out Johanna’s Fresh Dirt blog post to learn how to make your own on the cheap.  The squash hanging out below is looking happy too.

Hummingbird garden

The hummingbird garden behind the galvanized containers was planted from seed and includes ‘Summer Charm’ nasturtiums, scarlet runner beans and ‘Scarlet Flame’ zinnias from Renee’s Garden. Hurray for attracting hummingbirds! Stay tuned for more test garden pics on our facebook page.

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