The Dry Garden Nursery in Oakland is in a former service station on Shattuck Avenue. The overhang made a perfect spot to sketch on a drizzly day.
Started by Richard Ward and Keith Calhoun in 1987 the nursery has become to the neighboring
community. Bowling balls, which serve as garden decor, came from Marcia
Donahue, a neighbor of the nursery and fellow plant enthusiast, he said. “Probably 25 years ago, she passed me 15 or 20 of them over the
fence,” Ward said. “We just spread them around. They’re just another
ornament, like a round rock or something.” (We sketched in Marsha's present garden in August. http://urbansketchers-bayarea.blogspot.com/2016/08/wonderful-garden-in-berkeley.html)