Shenandoah Valley of CaliforniaCharles Spinetta Winery and Wildlife Art Gallery
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Over 60,000 daffodil and narcissus bulbs bloom between March and April every year on the ranch. A majority of these 30+ varieties are in view of the tasting room. On a sunny day, you can sure smell them in the picnic grounds. Daffodil Desktop Pic. Full Bloom!
All eight of the wineries participated, and now we have the entire road in bloom. The Steiner Road Wineries are Driven, Dobra Zemlja, Charles Spinetta Winery, Amador Foothill, Deaver Vineyards, Shenandoah Vineyards, Renwood, and Dillian Winery. When possible, Matthew and Sarah sell flowers in the tasting room (like they did with the gourds.) Daffodil Desktop Pic.
Full Bloom! Victoria Harvey, Terri Harvey, Jenna Speed, and Michael Spinetta plant bulbs (with Leon Sobon, who took the picture.) Terri is a local 4H leader, and the caretaker and owner of the oldest zinfandel vineyard in California, right here on Steiner Road. Appreciate the efforts of the 4H group when you see the daffodils bloom!
Vineyards Image
In the old days in Jackson, we sold lilac blooms from the rootings we brought from the old world. Lilacs bloom in March and April. Red hot pokers, poppies and Shasta daisies bloom in summer. We've spread poppy seed and other flowers along Shenandoah Road, the Plymouth parks, and River Pines. We're working on the Plymouth Elementary School Gardens near the Amador County Fairgrounds.
Mike is a UCCE Master Gardener and rep of the Farm Bureau's California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom; and groups like Plymouth-Foothills Rotary Club are helping, too. Even the Fair has joined the cause and Mike is designing competitive butterfly host plant and nectar gardens for 2010. See more pictures of the daffodils from the March 2009 bloom.
More pages with flowers...
Steiner Road Daffodils Daffodil Story! Read It! Part One
Steiner Road Narcissus Images of the March 2009 Bloom! Part Two
Our Picnic Grounds Picnic near rock walls!
Butterfly Garden A UCCE Master Gardeners and Farm Bureau California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom project
The Agave Blooms A rock wall with a century plant on it.
These three articles all mentioned the Steiner Road Daffodils:
"Seen up close or from afar, wildflowers are annual star"
March 26 article by Rick Kushman pp. D1-D4 Sacramento Bee.
http://www.sacbee.com/goodlife/story/1728941.html
http://www.sacbee.com/goodlife/v-print/story/1728941.html
"It's Daffodil Time in Amador County"
April 2009 article by Carol Cook pp. 17-18 Jackson Rancheria Arrow Magazine
http://www.jacksoncasino.com (click on Arrow graphic there)
http://issuu.com/mpistoia/docs/arrow_0409__combined_
"These Flora Grows (Where my Butterfly Goes)" Article #8
April 2009 article by Michael Spinetta pp. 11-16 Gold Country Times
http://goldcountrytimes.com/plymouth_main.htm
http://michaelspinetta.com/PlantProjects/butterflygarden03.html
We highly recommend you visit Daffodil Hill in the spring, and Amador Flower Farm when you visit our tasting room.
Amador County
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