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Erica Galindo
Celebrating Food, Faith and Family
Last edited on: September 24, 2016.

Part of the fun of living in the same county for your entire life is revisiting places you love.

When I first discovered Imwalle gardens, I was a student an the Santa Rosa Junior College and newly into health food and super-fresh produce.  Years later, I visited as a garden columnist and concentrated on the beautiful fresh flower seedlings.  Jump ahead a few more years and, after getting married and starting a family, I took my children there for a mini “day on the farm” to pick out their own flowers and fruits.  Now, about to become a grandma for the first time, I return every Saturday morning with my daughter, who seems to have developed a pregnancy-related craving for their cherries.

I love creating images to document the fun places to wander in Sonoma County, and it’s an added bonus to also be able to pick up strawberries, cherries, impatiens, lobelia, and tomato plants at the same time. The staff is so friendly, the fruit so fresh…it feels like going home each week.  Check out the beauty below and treat yourself by stopping by when you are out wandering.

Love those cherries!  Check out the corn and other fresh goodies. It’s a full service fruit stand and then some.

I love peeking inside the greenhouse.  When my children were small, they wanted to know why it wasn’t actually green.

A close up look at some of the plants is fun.  I love this little seed finishing its job.

The flowers are my favorite.  My front steps are full of Imwalle Impatiens – the perfect plant for a splash of color in the shade.  My backyard is bursting with hydrangea blooms.

There are fun touches of whimsy among the flowers.


I hope you’ve enjoyed our visit to Imwalle Gardens – one of my favorite Sonoma county treasures.  Stop by Imwalle Gardens soon, and you can enjoy the history and beauty, too!

All photos courtesy of Donna Jones Photography

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