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  • Gardens on Great Highway

    The lower Great Highway is a three mile stretch of road where San Francisco meets the Pacific Ocean.  Here are some sweet gardens on the Great Hwy within a couple blocks of our home. Succulent Container Garden, on Great Highway. In our neighborhood, as outer Outer Sunset as you can get, there are no green […]

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  • Backyard Makeover Fun

    Before: The freaky lens makes it look nicer than it did   Matti’s Secret Succulents   During: Getting rid of rotting picnic table, hurray!   Shuffling stuff   After: Hurray!   I’ll take another with the normal lens…   Last week we went crazy and moved a bunch of stuff around out back. We got […]

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  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

    Help! Need positive identification. Aeonium arboreum Schlumbergera bridgesii Euphorbia martinii ‘Tiny Tim’ Rosmarinus officinalis Crassula pubescens subsp. radicans Fuchsia thymifolia Here’s what’s blooming in our garden for Garden Blogger Bloom Day. The fuchsia doesn’t stop. There are tons of trees in bloom everywhere right now too. Spring has sprung in February. I feel a wee […]

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  • Pineapple Love

    Baby Pineapple   It’s living and growing!   Starting to get out of control, you can see its younger brother two shelves below (he’s outside now too)     This morning out back Exactly one year ago today I posted about my beloved pineapple plant. When we first moved to San Francisco funds were pretty […]

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  • Little Red Wagon O’Succulents

    Before Now Another great garage sale find. For five bucks we picked up a rusty old radio flyer wagon. Matti drilled a bunch of holes in the bottom, I filled it up with dirt, stuck some cuttings from around the yard in it (kind of haphazardly I admit). It should really be in a sunnier […]

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  • Indoor Plant Party

    Living Room Plants Dining Room/Kitchen Plants Yesterday it was still sunny when I got home from work, so I took some shots of our indoor collection. I didn’t include a shot of the ferns I don’t water enough, or the awesome wall of staghorn ferns.  Oftentimes I’ll get sick of an indoor plant wanting to […]

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  • Cacti Riding the Bull

    Cacti riding the Bull container. 2010 brought a lot of change, including updating a couple plant containers.  We picked up this ceramic pottery Bull fall 2008 from… You guessed it, a Sunday yard sale in the Richmond Neighborhood.   This place had Outsider Art galore, and the objects were priced to move. The Bull has […]

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  • Plant ID Week Three Faves

    Erica canaliculata Erica canaliculata AKA Christmas Heather is a sweet shrub with tiny eye ball like pink flowers. This Erica busts out in to bloom late fall into winter, and bees love it.  A coastal location is perfect for Erica canaliculata. It likes hanging out in full sun to light shade with medium water requirements. […]

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  • Succulent Box Goes Vertical

    Succulent box hung this weekend. We finally hung this vertical box fill with succulent clippings.  I have lost track exactly when this yard sale score was acquired, but we set it up to grow last October 2009. We love that San Francisco has yard sales, flea markets, etc. year round which provide an endless supply […]