About Me


I garden on a small suburban lot in Davis, a university town in the Sacramento Valley. We have a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Pretty much everything grows here with sufficient irrigation. Davis is in USDA zone 9b, Sunset zone 14.

I love hearing from people who read my blog. Either leave a comment in a post, or email me at musatopiaATgmailDOTcom.

18 comments:

  1. Gerhard - I love your blog! I just posted a photo of yours in my facebook page - with a link to your site - and told everyone it is a wonderful garden blog... my blog and FB page are both called 'Serenity in the Garden'...

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  2. Hi Gerhard,

    I just came across your beautiful Spring in Napa Valley photographs while searching for a vineyard photograph. I am putting together a small promotional piece, and would love to use one of your photographs. If you're okay with me using one I would be happy to credit you.

    Thanks for you consideration.

    Best,
    Lindsey

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  3. Hello, great info in your blog!

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  4. Gerhard,

    Yummy.

    I promise it will not get below 20 degrees in Davis this winter. Your bamboos will continue to thrive.

    Now would you please notify by Black Bamboo that's it's a clumper? I don't mind more, but it's leapt the fence.

    Cheers from the other end of zone 9b.

    Mia

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  5. Gerhard--
    Hello! I found your blog while visiting Loree's danger garden blog. I enjoy reading your blog and must confess to having serious zone envy! Thanks

    My garden blog can be found here:http://www.vanschilperoort.com/GardenBlog/

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    1. Van, thank you very much. I'm glad you found a link to my blog on Loree's blog (which I love and read daily).

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  6. AWESOME, JUST AWESOME BLOG ON GARDENING A LITTLE KNOWN REGION

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  7. Fantastic blog on gardening in a little known region !

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  8. Hi, this is a beautiful site. Do you sell the face pots and rock ants?

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  9. I love to see the Agave plants.Your gardens are exceptional.

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  10. I am in love with your blog and your garden is an utopia. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  11. I am in love with your blog and your garden is an utopia. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. Love your garden and the bamboo plants

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  13. love love LOVE your blog - thx for sharing your photos - almost makes me want to go to the desert! i am in san diego - lisa rini

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    1. Lisa, you're not far from the desert. Road trip time!!

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  14. Our landscape was neglected by the previous owners and I'm now having to pay for it - both literally and figuratively! Your gardening info is invaluable to me in my California zone 10. Some days I get overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done, but it always lifts my spirits to check out your posts. Thank you for your beautiful gardens and blog!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words! They motivate me to keep doing what I'm doing :-).

      As for feeling overwhelmed, I know exactly what you mean. My suggestion: Break tasks down into small chunks. You'll feel empowered as you complete one chunk. That gives you the motivation to go to next chunk, etc.

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