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Gardening for Victory

Thursday, May 21, 2020

An uptick in seed sales. Plant nurseries classified as essential businesses. Instagram feeds full of picturesque window-sill herbs.  It seems this enforced shelter-in-place is inspiring a comeback of home gardening for many, harkening back to the era of victory gardens during World War I and II. Though we might not be facing the kind of … Read More

Feeling Faint with Excitement about Filoli’s Summer Exhibition!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

At the time the Bourns built Filoli, upper-class ladies fainted so often that a piece of furniture had been invented specifically for them to land on: the fainting couch! If you are feeling ready to collapse dramatically yourself, we invite you to visit Filoli’s upcoming exhibition, which celebrates the stories of our communities as told … Read More

Jim Salyards, Celebrating 25 years in the Garden

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

With the celebration of my 25th anniversary at Filoli in February, I’ve had more than a few opportunities to recount the path that brought me to this point in my life and career in horticulture.  It’s not a very circuitous path, as I know it is for some, but one that makes me feel grateful … Read More