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April 2, 2011

"... is it too much? not enough?"

New posts coming soon …  just as soon as I get my bearings. I’ve been on vacation for the last two days and have been spending every moment working on the Rancho’s garden. Saturday is the pre-tour for the 2011 Riverside Flower Show and Garden Tour we’re a stop on; during the preview, each participating homeowner, accompanied by tour organizers and the Master Gardeners of UCR, will visit each garden. As if that wasn’t enough pressure …

… the Rancho’s been chosen as the garden where everyone will eat lunch … and an LA Times photog will be in tow … and, well, I’ve been really busy, mostly going insane.

So, I will be back in a couple of days; with some new projects … see you around!

22 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2011 5:05 am

    OMG…I am nervous as well…I’m not even in California! Break a leg…you’ll be great…and I can’t wait to hear all about it!!!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 2, 2011 5:15 am

      As a blog over-sharer, I will tell all!

  2. Guida Quon permalink
    April 2, 2011 1:43 pm

    You’ll do great! And I’m sure everything will look FABULOUS!!!
    When is your garden tour? Details please?

    We have one in my neighborborhood on May 14th. I’m the co-chair. We have 12 gardens, $10 to tour all. West Floral Park in Santa Ana. It is a great 1950’s neighborhood. My garden has been on it 3 of the 5 years and it is a marathon getting ready for it. I know your pain and JOY! Enjoy…

    • Guida Quon permalink
      April 2, 2011 1:45 pm

      Oh dud, I see I can look at the Riverside Flower show & Garden Tour….

      • reubix1 permalink*
        April 2, 2011 9:56 pm

        I should’ve added ‘click here’ to that link, sorry

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 2, 2011 9:56 pm

      12 gardens?! How can I learn more about your tour?

      • Guida Quon permalink
        April 3, 2011 12:00 am

        You can google westfloralparkopengardenday……there are 45 photos .

        or you can google westfloralpark and go to gallery and look at photos of the gardens or the party.

        Let me know if this doesn’t work for you. My garden is amongst the photos.
        Thanks for asking for more info.

      • reubix1 permalink*
        April 3, 2011 2:17 am

        Nice! Thanks for the link and for the gallery … I still can’t believe 12 homes are on the tour; what an undertaking! (Which garden is yours?)

  3. Miss Moni permalink
    April 2, 2011 2:45 pm

    Well first of all get id of that heinous stake on that tree with the hideous green ties…then- what is that growing there? Mustard?!!
    Just giving you some dung- I know it’s not your yard.
    Sounds like crazy fun.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 2, 2011 9:58 pm

      Ha! But it is my yard… that’s a then-spindly palo verde, that, after some proper propping grew big and tall… crazy fun?! THAT should’ve been the post’s headline…

  4. April 2, 2011 2:48 pm

    I was worried you had dismantled this bench since I hadn’t seen photos of it in a while. Nice to see you using it (if that is you). Please don’t work too hard in this heat!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 2, 2011 9:59 pm

      The bench is alive and well and one of my proudest accomplishments… it never fails to look and function greatly. Unlike me, now wracked with pain in every muscle …

  5. April 3, 2011 3:19 am

    You’ll need a SWAT team to keep the crowds at bay ! Wish I could be there ..

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 3, 2011 3:51 am

      Well, if the pre-tour response is any indication …. ; )

  6. Guida Quon permalink
    April 3, 2011 3:55 am

    Thanks for asking, there are several pics of my garden but the easiest to identify are the last five in the gallery, wood plant tables, gravel, LOTS of plants, spanish moss tree…..
    Yes, 12 gardens are a lot, I’m the one who get the gardens for our tour, this year we’re having several vendors in my front yard. Do you know of anyone who might be right? (with a Calif seller’s Permit) , a space is $35. What am I doing asking you questions… have your hands full…’s so much work but gardens are so worth the effort….our sanctuary.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 3, 2011 4:11 am

      I agree, our gardens are our retreats and sanctuaries … that’s why sharing mine feels so fraught: I want it to be something that taps into that feeling of refuge for visitors too .. from the responses at the pre-tour today, I’ve been pretty successful … I wish I knew someone to recommend for your show; interesting idea to have vendors, are they selling plants? decorative items? … your pictures are lovely, so expansive and colorful… and the Spanish moss is incredible, I’m so jealous!

      • Guida Quon permalink
        April 3, 2011 6:12 pm

        I’m really looking forward to your take on your pre-tour .
        Vendors-so far we have a nice variety of offerings for sale: plants, soap, vintage button jewelry, carved gourd purses, home decor, ceramics, paintings…

      • reubix1 permalink*
        April 4, 2011 1:22 am

        I kinda like the idea of vendors … another part of the Riverside tour is the concurrent flower show and I know they have vendors there, but having them at each home would be interesting. My pre-tour post is up …

  7. Guida Quon permalink
    April 4, 2011 2:00 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your Rancho.
    Just a reply to your thoughts regarding my tour in Santa Ana…..the vendors are only in my front yard and my next door neighbor’s front yard along with refreshments. It was suggested to have vendors at each garden but I nixed it for a multitude of reasons. I really appreciate your comments and info.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 4, 2011 4:17 pm

      Well, it’s very interesting hearing from a tour organizer… thanks

      • Guida Quon permalink
        April 4, 2011 6:02 pm

        Really, I’m a gardener….what I love to do is propagate plants and arrange stuff. Oh my aching arms….been movin everything around……this here, that there…..

      • reubix1 permalink*
        April 4, 2011 6:06 pm

        Moving things around has become a way of life for me, too… with the same result: I can’t move without saying “ouch!” … Too much concrete, too many rocks, perhaps?!

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