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  • Grevillea Geek

    Grevillea lanigera ‘Coastal Gem’ has a new home I’m hooked on Grevillea. So hooked I made a trip to the SF Botanical Garden to find as many as I could.  There are over 250 species and hybrids floating around. Grevillea comes from Australia and is in the kick ass Proteaceae family. I love its fabulous […]

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  • The Wagon Continues to Rock

    The Succulent Wagon continues to rock. Gotta love the ever-blooming Fuchsia thymifolia. Max and Marley Gophers have taken over the grass. They also ate an Echium plantagineum and a Festuca ovina ‘Glauca’ (not super sad about that one). The worst part is the taunting. They’ll poke their tiny little heads out of their holes making […]

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  • I’m a Dudleya Dork

    I freaked out after spotting this Dudleya during a beach hike.  I mean we see succulents everyday in the garden setting, but to see CA native Dudleya growing amongst the other wildflowers is pretty cool. Dudleya on the bluffs at Ft. Funston These succulents were growing about 3 miles south of our apartment near the […]

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  • Garden Walk to Sloat

    We were wondering around in the Sunset Sunday…actually…we were wandering over to Sloat Garden Center to get some last minute soil and annuals for our weekend garden remodel and came across some fun eclectic garden spaces. Succulents out front. We instantly fell in love with this cute front garden.  It was one of those “wow…why […]

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  • Succulent Sunday

    San Francisco Botanical Garden Succulents We swung by the succulent section at the SF Botanical Gardens during our Saturday Plant ID class. We’ve been hard at work giving our garden a facelift this weekend. It’s looking good. Share the love: Facebook Email StumbleUpon Digg Categories: gardening | Tags: agave, aloe, aloe plicatilis, Avage attenuata, Cabbage […]

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  • Propagation Nursury Road Trip

    My Propagation Class at CCSF took a field trip to Monterey County to check out a private nursery that still propagates plants old school style…vegetative stem cutting done by hand.  Below is a bunch of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)… Coast Redwood – Sequoia sempervirens Here is the skinny.  There are 4 types of vegetative propagation: […]

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  • Cape Sundew is Flowering

    Our Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis) is flowering.  We pick up this beauty about two years ago at California Carnivores up in Sevastopol CA.  Carnivorous Plants are a strange bunch, but this one is actually fairly easy to grow. Close up of the Cape Sundew flower – Drosera capensis Cape Sundews produce sticky sap-like droplets at […]

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  • Dividing Equisetum hyemale

    Time to exercise our propagation skills.  One of the easiest propagation methods is division, and Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale) is a great candidate to get divided.  We rescued this Horsetail a couple months ago.  It was abandoned on the curb, waiting for the trashman to pick it up.  Glad we got to it first. Time to […]