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  • Douglas Iris Propagation II

    Last February in my Propagation Class at SF City College, we divided up a bunch of Douglas Iris, Iris douglasiana.  We due to some unexpected warm sunny weather, we made a couple changes over the past 8 weeks. Raised bed of Douglas Iris we divided in order to propagate more of them. Ideally when transplanting […]

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  • 2010 SF Garden Show Roundup

    The 2010 San Francisco Garden Show was a success.  The last two days we shared our two faves, Habitat Dance with a Red-Headed Snake and Salvaged Creole Jazz Courtyard, and sharing the last of the show today. The Prehistoric Paradise The Prehistoric Paradise featured a range of water features, palms, and succulents to recreate a […]

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  • Salvaged Creole Jazz Courtyard Coolness

    We’re still talking about the SF Garden Show. The people’s choice garden Salvaged Creole Jazz Courtyard rocked recycled musical instruments, alligator heads, salvaged wood and tons of succulents. Designer Dawn Engel combined pitcher plants AND staghorn ferns in hanging baskets! Dawn is awesome. Here are the pics: Share the love: Facebook Email StumbleUpon Digg Categories: […]

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  • Habitat Dance with a Red-Headed Snake

    We headed over to the SF Garden Show yesterday afternoon and took ridiculous amounts of pictures.  One of our favorite gardens was Keelya Meadows fabulous ‘Habitat Dance with a Red-Headed Snake’. Keelya was inspired by the coloration of the endangered San Francisco Garter Snake (red, turquoise and black). It was hard to capture Keelya’s beautiful […]

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  • Nightlife At The Academy

    Thursday evening, we headed to the California Academy of the Science in San Francisco for their weekly Nightlife.  The Museum brings in DJs, turns down the lights, and the party begins. Rooftop Garden The Rooftop Garden is still relatively new, but filling in well.  This Living Roof is planted with all CA Natives, the roof […]

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  • Bacopa Plugs

    My propagation class is going strong this spring at SF City College.  This past Tuesday, we transplanted some seedlings, and plug trays to 6 packs and 4 inch pots.  Below are how to steps for transplanting Bacopa Abunda plugs into 4 inch pots. Sutera cordata ‘Bacopa Abunda’. Detail of the flower and foliage. Sutera cordata […]

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  • Maybeck Cottage and Sackhouse Garden

    Sunday was full of fabulous gardens.  We received a last minute invite to check out Sackhouse Gardens and Maybeck Cottage in the Berkeley Hills.  Bernard Maybeck designed the Palace of Fine Arts…that unforgettable landmark at the foot of Crissy Field over looking the Golden Gate Bridge.  Kathy Brown opened up her beautiful home and garden […]

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  • Casper’s Garden Part Deux

    Casper and Daryl opened up their garden for a private tour this past Sunday.  Their 1/2 acre garden, located in Oakland CA, is heavily filled with mature succulents and bromeliads along with splashes of California Natives and other exotic orchids, perennials, and shrubs.  Casper, owner of Casper Landscape Design, has been feature many times in […]

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  • Worm Juice

    Our two worm composting bins are going strong.  We started the first worm bin about May 2009 and collected some fantastic fertilizer from it this past weekend. Megan working the worm bins. Time to harvest some fertilizer. Megan pulled the bins apart to get to the worm juice, one of natural fertilizers. All the liquid […]