Garden Travels Bamboo/Hearst Castle Gardens
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Travel alongside Dave to Anacortes, Washington to spend time with Bamboo expert, Jackie Heinricher of Booshoot Gardens. Jackie doesn’t just love Bamboo because of its beauty, natural grace, and value in the garden as a specimen, hedge, or screen, but also because Bamboo can save the world! A fast growing grass, Bamboo will sequester twice as much Greenhouse Gas Carbon Monoxide per year than a young tree. So plant a Bamboo for your garden, but also as a small step towards a global green solution.
Next, journey on a personal tour through the gardens of Hearst Castle at Hearst San Simeon State Historic Monument in San Simeon, CA. Antique roses, specially grown, as standards for the garden, are the highlight of any visit to the Enchanted Hill.
Many of the same formal concepts seen today including using masses of single colors, repetition of elements and defining spaces with lines of hedging, can be used in your own garden to evoke a classical look.
In this episode of Garden Travels, Dave’s favorites include: Potentilla and Scaevola.