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  • Belated Late Show Gardens

    I wanted to eat lunch here… Love the blue ball tree Funky Installation Tillandsia Heaven Tillandsia Wall O’ Heaven Agave Happy Land   Love this container creation (and the Aeoniums)   Sweet container made out of an old tire These guys can’t live in water all the time….   Hills and grass Lots and lots […]

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  • Billions of Bromeliads

    Well maybe not billions… Thursday morning while picking up some pot liners at San Francisco Foliage (a sweet interior wholesale plant place)  I  had to take a quick ipic of the bromeliads. It’s bromeliad heaven. I couldn’t even get them all in the shot.  Here’s one of my favorite “Flaming Sword” Vriesea splendens with a […]

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  • Avenue of the Giants

    We just watched Climbing Redwood Giant on Nat Geo.  Two of the coolest parts: 1) they were able to photograph an entire Redwood tree in high detail for the first time ever, 2) and OMG there are salamanders living their entire lives in the canopy. Photograph by Michael Nichols Over 2 weeks, 84 photos were […]

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  • Backyard in Bloom

    This past weekend, the rain let up long enough to take a couple photos.  Here are some of the back garden plants in bloom. Aloes Aloe cv kg ‘Pink Blush’ in bloom. Aloe in bloom. Fuchsia in bloom. Fuchsia in bloom. Lavender in bloom. Lavandula sp in bloom. Honeysuckle in bloom. Lonicera sp in bloom. […]

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  • Free Brown Gold in SF

    We removed a nasty mattress vine from the backyard and tada, more garden space.  But the soil underneath needed a lot of TLC, and compost.  After checking out the local and big box stores, we quickly assessed that it was more money that we wanted to spend.  We scoured the internet and uncovered this little […]

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  • Checking Out Spanishtown

    We had driven by the crazy dinosaur sculptures in front of Spanishtown many times on our way to Half Moon Bay Nursery. This last trip we finally decided to stop and check it out. If you’re looking for a fountain, dog sculpture, creepy smiling deer or giant dinosaur for your garden Spanishtown is your place. […]

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  • Rain Recycler, for under $10

    Many of our plants cannot handle tap water such as our Nepenthes, a tropical pitcher plant.  Distilled water over time is not cheap, and I still cannot fathom shipping water from anywhere.  Time to build a rain catcher now that the rainy season is starting in San Francisco. Rain Catcher working hard. The basic idea […]