Friday, July 23, 2010
A beautiful oasis in the middle of Central Valley farm land... Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
One gallon bamboo plants now available; now taking bamboo special orders for August delivery; Bamboo Open House date set for fall
Many clumping bamboo favorites now available in one gallon sizes.
We just received 400 one gallon bamboo plants (pictured above) and they are now for sale. This includes many popular varieties like Giant Clumping Timber Bamboo and Hedge Bamboo. We also have some unique shade clumping bamboo and some great running bamboo that works as a superior privacy hedge.
These aren't tiny either. The average Giant Clumping Timber Bamboo is 4 feet high above the pot (some are as tall as 6 feet); Hedge Bamboo and the other varieties average 4 feet high above the pot.
Bamboo for almost any budget, Giant Clumping Timber Bamboo is $13 for a one gallon plant and all other varieties are $12.
Maplestone Gardens opens for business with a selection of beautiful Japanese Maples now for sale
If you attended our last couple of events, Jim Lombard, a family friend had a nice selection of Japanese Maples and bonsai for sale. Jim has started his very own 'backyard nursery' and is now selling Japanese Maples by appointment. Jim's new business, Maplestone Gardens now has a website that is growing everyday - www.maplestonegarden.com. To get in contact with Jim, go to his website.
Now taking special orders for August delivery
Looking for that special variety or for a large amount of bamboo to create the perfect screen? We highly recommend you special order it. It doesn't cost any more to special order. We ask that you pay 50 percent up front with the balance payable upon pick-up. We highly recommend special ordering high-demand bamboo like Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' or rare varieties; or large quantities. To place a special order, simply send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the varieties you want, the quantity of each and the size you want (5 or 15 gallon). Send us your e-mail by July 31 for August delivery.
Save the Date! Fall Bamboo Open House date is set.
We have set the date for our Bamboo Open House for the fall.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
9 am to 3 pm
5719 Jersey Drive in Rocklin
Bamboo, Japanese Maples for sale.
Mark the date on your calendar!
Also... you can make an appointment!
With the exception of July 17 and July 18, we are available by appointment on the weekends during July and August. No obligation to buy, you get a one-to-one consultation, a tour of our bamboo garden and if you want you can purchase from our large inventory of bamboo plants. Call or e-mail us to set up your appointment.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
"After the conclusion of the World's Fair, Makoto Hagiwara, a Japanese immigrant and gardener, approached John McLaren with the idea to convert the temporary exhibit into a permanent park. Hagiwara personally oversaw the building of the Japanese Tea Garden and was official caretaker of the garden from 1895 to 1925. He specifically requested that one thousand flowering cherry trees be imported from Japan, as well as other native plants, birds, and the now famous goldfish. His family lived in and maintained the Japanese Tea Garden until 1942, when Executive Order 9066 forced them to leave San Francisco and relocate to an internment camp with thousands of other Japanese American families. The garden was renamed the 'Oriental Tea Garden', and the garden fell into dissaray.
In 1949, a large bronze Buddha, originally cast in Tajima, Japan in 1790, was presented to the garden by the S & G Gump Company. The name 'Japanese Tea Garden' was officially reinstated in 1952. In 1953 the Zen Garden, designed by Nagao Sakurai and representing a modern version of kare sansui (a dry garden which symbolizes a miniature mountain scene complete with a stone waterfall and small island surrounded by a gravel river) was dedicated at the same time as the 9000 lb Lantern of Peace, which was purchased by contributions from Japanese children and presented on their behalf as a symbol of friendship for future generations.
Nagao Sakurai also redesigned the area in front of Tea House."
A great place to take kids and a place that will not be forgotten after you go.