I'm listening to Farmer Fred streaming live (I hope that doesn't hurt) on my laptop while enjoying a slice of bacon, an egg, a piece of toast... dry... and a large mug of Peet's French Roast coffee. Ah, Sundays...
Anyway, he's reminding folks about the 33rd Annual Plant Sale at the UC Davis Orchard Park Nursery. Fall is a great time for planting and this sale is sure to have something for everybody, from plant geek to newbie. Check it out if you can. Apparently, they'll have a new variety of Santa Barbara daisy called 'Spindrift' (Erigeron karvinskianus 'Spindrift'), which has a compact habit and doesn't spread like E. karvinskianus. Me want!
If you are coming from out of town, you might as well make a day of it and stop for lunch in relaxing downtown Davis. If you're feeling sandwichy and it's just you and a friend or two, try Zia's. See where else the locals... Davisians?... Davisidians?... eat on Yelp.com.
Hey, did you know you can ride your bike from downtown Sacramento to Davis? That's about 14 miles. To get home, you can either ride back to your car, which will be parked in a parking garage near the Tower Bridge, or take Amtrak back to your car, presumably parked in the Amtrak parking lot. Won't you feel like such a stud getting on the train with your bike? Won't you feel like a total rock star if you ride both ways?
Ok, so maybe you should do the bike ride on a different day from the plant sale, unless your bike has a nursery cart attached to the back. You also have until 1pm on Saturday to swing by the year-round Davis Farmers' Market.
When: Saturday, October 6
- 9 am to 3 pm Public Sale
- 7 am to 9 am Members Only Sale
What: Download Plant List
More info: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/