Weekly Newspaper Article
By Denise Levine, UC Master Gardener of Napa CountyPurple plants do well in my garden. Animals seem to leave them alone, and birds that seem to know which little green things are weeds and which are...
Blueberry bush--realizing it is not purple, but does have anthocyanin as most of the purple vegetables do as well (Good Housekeeping)
Purple cauliflower (Specialty Produce)
Purple bok choy (kitazawaseed)
Black carrots (World Carrot Museum)
Colors of carrots--there's purple! (deargogo.com)
Purple mustard greens (Rantings of a Creole Princess)
Purple summer beans (Margaret River Farmer's Market)
Purple potatoes 'Shetland Black' (finandfarm)
Purple artichoke (Food52)
Purple asparagus (Amazon)
By Penny Pawl, UC Master Gardener of Napa County This past November, I went to Oaxaca to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The experience was unique in many ways and I enjoyed it very much. The...
Day of the Dead flower altar (Vine Pair)
Marigolds (Jung Seed)
Cockscomb--more amazing colors! (Amazon)
Decorating memorials with marigolds, and other vegetation (Freytag's Florist)
Tall and short marigolds (Donald A. Heald Rare Books)
Varieties of marigold seeds (Montecito Landscape)
By T. Eric Nightingale, UC Master Gardener of Napa County If you are like me, you have occasionally daydreamed of a life on a farm. Open skies, fresh air and working the land all add up to a pretty...
Homegrown-grains (Farm and Dairy)
Threshing wheat (Grow Organic)
Using a fan for blowing chaff (YouTube)
Amaranth (West Coast Seeds)
White Sonora wheat (Cleveland Seed Bank)
Growing grains at home (Modern Farmer)
By Cynthia Kasten, UC Master Gardener of Napa County If you are familiar with the area around the Historic Napa Mill and Napa River Inn in downtown Napa, you may have noticed the beautiful...
Napa Mill (TripAdvisor)
Napa Mill 2 (Facebook)
Napa River Inn (tripadvisor.com.sg)
Gardens, Napa River Inn (Julia Coney)
Gardens, Napa River Inn 2 (Stash Hotels)
Oakleaf hydrangea (Insteading)
Cape honeysuckle (ar.pinterest.com)
Fountain, Napa Mill (Pinterest)
Gardens, Napa Mill (TripAdvisor)
Before the tranformation, it was the Hatt Building (Flickr). What a transformation, right?!
Evocative is the word that comes to mind when I see canna lilies. I have visions of jungles, plants with giant unfurling leaves, sunshine and bright red, yellow, pink or fiery orange flowers. Hailing...
Colors of canna lily (HSN.com)
Canna lily seeds (Get Busy Gardening)
Hozi honsho [rattle] (African Musical Instruments)
Canna lily tubers (Foraging Texas)
Red canna lily (Longfield Gardens)
Dwarf canna lily (Van Bourgondien)
Dwarf canna lilies come in colors (J. Parker's)
Tall canna lilies come in colors, too! (Longfield Gardens)
And just look at the variety of foliage and bloom colors! (pinterest.com)