• Sacramento garden coach and designerJeannie Hanson
, author of “Geno’s Garden” blog, visits Annie’s Annuals in Richmond and learns about container gardening from nursery owner Annie Hayes:
“The first time I heard about Annie’s, it was described as a ‘Gardener’s Mecca.’ Visiting there is like the antithesis of the big box store nurseries ... they have everything! Everything pretty, everything old-fashioned, everything native, just plain everything. ...
“Annie (Hayes) demonstrates a totally different approach to container gardening. For me, this is an eye-opener. I haven’t been great with containers, but think I could be with Annie’s advice!”