So my mom heard my call and flew into Oakland on Wednesday. We went to B Restaurant for lunch ici ice cream in Berkeley and then to Annie's Annuals in Richmond.
Here are the 2 favorites I bought:
Delphinium elatum -" The biggest most outrageous large-flowered Delphinium in the world!"
Coreopsis tinctoria 'Tiger Stripes' - pictured above - heirloom variety from 1885
On the way home we bought 7 ( 2 Buckeyes, 1 Ancona, 4 Cochins) new chicks to replace the 6 we used to have until I saved the baby raccoon living under the house and he came back to eat them all. We have since learned our lesson and created a minature Fort Knox for our new birds. We are raising 2 for our good friends over at Zucchini Pickles.