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Welcome Matt from Soquel

Postby matt » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:08 am

matt
 
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Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:18 am
Climate Zone: 17
I'm Matt. I live in Soquel, about 1.2 miles northeast from Capitola beach. We've got a 6,000 sq. foot residential lot right here on Main st. I'm originally from Mendocino where my father has owned Albion Ridge Nursery and a landscaping business for many years. Since I graduated from UCSC in 2007, I became a landscaper in the area, and have since gone back to school in the bay area to pursue landscape architecture. I am a plant fanatic, and have stuffed this lot with edible and ornamental selections. They are all young thus far, but each new blossom and fruit, fragrance and frond, bring me great satisfaction.

Citrus:
eureka lemon
improved meyers lemon
millsweet limetta
palestine sweet lime
mexican sweet lime
bearss seedless lime
mexican lime
meiwa kumquat
sentinel kumquat
australian finger lime
eustis limequat
nippon orangequat
trovita orange
valencia orange
kishu seedless mandarin
owari satsuma mandarin
algerian mandarin

Avocado:
lamb hass
pinkerton
bacon

Guava:
malaysian red
yellow cattleya
red cattleya
ugni molinae
pineapple guava: mammoth, unique

Peach:
the only fruit tree existing on property 15 plus year old wonderful yellow fleshed variety

Persimmon:
fuyu

Blueberries:
oneal
southmoon
misty
sunshine blue
berkeley
jubilee

Figs:
osbourne prolific
white genoa
desert king

Passion fruit:
edulis frederick
edulis black knight
edulis nancy garrison
purple tiger
herbertiana

Paw paw:
overleese
sunflower
taytwo
nc-1

Kiwi:
fuzzy

Mango:
manilla seedling

I also have a vegetable garden, and many subtropical and exotic ornamentals: hedychium, scadouxus, cautleya, knifofia species, boronia, musa, senecio confusus, passiflora, dicksonia, plumeria, dyckia, cimbidium, cattleya, epidendron, etc.

In Mendocino we grow hardy kiwis, berries, many apples, cherries, pears, wild huckleberries.

I am also an avid fisherman, mushroom hunter (already nailed the porcinis, chanterelles, matsutake, hedgehog, cauliflower, and candy caps this year), and culinary adventurer....yep I like to eat good food.

Cloudforest cafe helps me to find first hand information about what to grow in these highly varying microclimate conditions. Pictures of my yard will not be shown until next summer, for the sake of the pride of some of my smaller specimens.lol

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