Summerland 2019!

#PWSummerland Balloon Installation

As an event venue, we spend most of our days hosting events for others - from weddings to corporate retreats, fundraisers to family celebrations. However, once a year, we host an event called ‘Summerland’ - a magical day of relaxation, fun and inspiration for Northern California’s most influential bloggers and event planners! This fun-filled day is an opportunity to work with amazing vendors and retail partners to design a magical space of creativity and content. See below for gallery of images, shot by the lovely Crystal Lynn Collins!

SUMMERLAND 2019 VENDORS

EXCLUSIVE PARTNERS:
Found Rentals / @foundrentals
West Elm Roseville / @westelmroseville
La Tavola Fine Linen / @latavolalinen
Shimmer & Stain / @shimmerandstain
Ready Set Confetti / @readysetconfettisac

PARTNERS:
Alluring Events / @alluring.events
Arvo Floral Studio / @arvofloralstudio
Bar Baby Co. / @barbabyco
Beignyay / @beignyaysac
Bestowe / @bestowegifting
Bloom & Vine / @bloomandvine
Boba Guys / @bobaguys
Cafe Apae / @cafeapae
Celebrations Party Rentals / @cprandtents
Dart Collective / @dartcollective
Dixon Florist / @dixonflorist
Dry Bar Sacramento / #drybarsacramento
Function 45 DJ / @function45dj
Giggle & Riot / @giggleandriot
Greg Galinsky / @gregpnutgalinsky
Hannah Muller / @farmerhands
Jenn Robirds Events / @jennrobirdsevents
Lady Falcon Coffee Club / @ladyfalconcoffeeclub
Lorenza Rosé / @lorenzarose
Lulabelle Photobooth Trailer / @lulabelle.pbtrailer
Made in the Shade Tent Rentals / @madeshade_com
Nugget Markets / @nuggetmarkets
Paul Miller / @paulmillerintuitive
Polish & Pout / @polishandpout
Ramona / @drinkramona
Sugar Bits Custom Cakes / @bits_o_sugar
Sun & Soil Juice Co. / @sunandsoiljuice
Tan Weddings & Events / @tanweddingsandevents
Téa / @tea.sound
The Blog Bloc / @theblogbloc
The Melt Down Ice Cream Truck / @themeltdownicecreamtruck
The Posh Posey / @theposhposey
Two Roads Event Co / @tworoadseventco
Whole Latte Love Bar / @wholelattelovebar
With Grace and Love Events / @withgraceandloveevents
Yolo County Visitors Bureau / @visityolo

SHOPPING POP-UP:
A Well Stocked Home / @awellstockedhome
Bueno Sport & Swim / @buenosportandswim
Cabine / @cabinemonde
Haven Boutique / @havenaboutique
Nipomo / @hellonipomo
The CBD Lotion Bar / @luvandus
West Perro / @westperro

Raf's Garden Tips: Summer Vegetable Garden

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It’s late Spring and already time to start planning for the summer kitchen garden!  We are eager to enjoy some homegrown, fresh vegetables. You want to be ready as soon as the conditions are right to plant your favorites such as tomatoes, corn, and okra. 

These plants are a few of what are referred to as warm season vegetables that require long days and warm temperatures to thrive.  Unlike spring varieties such as lettuce and broccoli, warm season vegetables sulk in cold soil and can’t tolerate a frost. They also need longer periods of sunlight.

Here are some popular Summer vegetables to grow...
Bush Beans – Beans are easy to grow from seed. Direct sow them in the garden after the soil temperature has warmed to 60 degrees F. Sow seeds every 3 weeks for a continuous harvest. Stop sowing about 8 weeks before the first fall frost date. Bush beans do not require staking. Beans are shallow rooted so be careful when working the soil around the plants.

Corn – Corn requires a lot of space to grow and the pollination must be just right. There are few vegetables that are as tasty fresh from the garden so it’s worth the effort. Corn relies on wind to carry pollen from the tassels to the silks on immature ears. To increase the chances of pollination it is best to plant corn in a square of short rows. Space plants about 1 foot apart. Feed at planting with a general organic fertilizer and again when tassels begin to form. Water consistently and regularly. Corn is shallow rooted so water diligently, especially during dry weather.

Cucumbers – Cucumbers need full sun, at least an inch of water per week, rich soil and pollinating insects to produce. Pick fruits regularly so that the vines will continue to produce. Bush varieties are suitable for containers, but if you have the space try vining types because they will produce more fruit. Just be sure to support vining cucumbers with a trellis.

Eggplant –Eggplant require lots of sunshine and warm, well-drained soil. In spite of their love of heat, once in the garden, eggplants like cool, moist roots. Mulch the ground with straw and keep it moist but not soggy.

Okra – Okra loves hot weather, rich soil and full sun. Treat them like your mother’s best china when you plant seedlings because the roots are very delicate. Pick pods when they become 3 to 4 inches long. If they are allowed to over mature, the plants will stop producing. The over-ripe, tough pods are great for adding interest to cut flower arrangements.

Peppers – Give them full sun, well-drained soil and consistent moisture. Feed with an organic fertilizer after the plants begin to flower and set fruit. Sweet peppers and bell peppers planted in hot climates may not begin to produce until weather cools in late summer.

Summer Squash and Zucchini – Prepare your beds before planting with a generous amount of compost or well-rotted manure and an application of an all-purpose fertilizer such as 13-13-13. Gather squash when they are young and tender. Old, large fruits with tough skins should be removed from the vine and thrown away. This will encourage more flowers and fruit.

Tomatoes – Tomatoes need 6 to 8 hours of full sun. Get your stakes or trellises in place when you plant. Plant tomatoes deep; bury at least two-thirds of the plant’s stem. This will give the plant strong roots and better fruiting. If the plants start looking worse for wear toward the end of summer, cut back for a new flush of growth.