Some of the sights and ideas from our 2009 open house and festival
Food editor Margo True is especially happy it includes an outdoor wok station in addition to wide gas and charcoal grills, a rotisserie, and a grand wood-fired pizza oven.
That's a fire pit in the foreground and herbs in the planting areas. And under the awning on the right: wine bar. Stay tuned, Sunset wine clubbers.
She was asked how she plans to use her new apron. "Besides live in it?" she replied.
Garden writer Sharon Cohoon noticed a big interest in citrus and wasn't surprised. "They're handsome, you can grow them in pots, and they're edible!"
Yellow leaves on citrus and tomatoes are a common concern, Sharon said. "But it's early, and it's been cold ― they will probably be fine." Peppers not flowering yet? It's early days.
When she's not nibbling on her hat, Grace loves to nibble on the family's Swiss chard that's been growing strong through winter, Ryan said. "She loves everything about gardening."
Team Chicken leader Elizabeth Jardina promised to give 6 fresh eggs to the first person to mention the offer this morning. Doors open at 10; she had a winner at 10:04 a.m. A second family showed up 4 minutes after.
Note: EJ again will give eggs to her first visitors who mention the offer on Sunday, June 7. (No pressure, hens.)
Read more about our chicken project.
You can also see Sunset's gardens workdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30. (Groups should call 650-321-3600 for reservations.)
There's much more to see and do at Celebration Weekend. Get all the details.