14 Weeks at Filoli: Week 3, pruning!

We have been warned for three weeks that we will be doing pruning demonstrations RAIN OR SHINE, no matter how cold, so we all came prepared for the worst. But already the sun seemed visibly much higher, the angle of light greater, as I drove in. The smell of the breeze through an open window …

14 Weeks at Filoli: Weeks 1 and 2

The gardens at Filoli are quiet and peaceful this time of year–in the past, I’ve taken classes during the regular spring-summer season and gotten to know the face the garden usually shows to the public. Fully made-up, dressed to the nines. Bustling with volunteers and visitors, everything immaculate. The first day of orientation for the …