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  • The Hot, The Loud and the Proud

    No, it’s not pictures from this year’s Pride Parade. It’s the end of the month when Noel from A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii asks garden bloggers to post pictures of tropicals, exotics and other steamy plants.  These blazing pics were taken at the Conservatory of Flowers this month. Enjoy! Bromeliad hotness Loud orchids Proud Clock […]

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  • California Carnivores

    On Saturday Matti and I got out of the city (Outer Sunset fog) for a little plant day trip to sunny Sebastopol in Sonoma. First stop, California Carnivores the home of the largest collection of carnivorous plants in the world!  Chomp 2! Return of Carnivorous Plants is cool, but the nursery is AMAZING. Owner Peter […]

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  • Our Bonsai Still Kicking

    Our three Bonsai trees needed a little haircut.  After taking out some of the dead needles, and trimming up from the bottom…they are looking awesome. Japanese Garden Juniper – Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’ Bonsai Above was just taken…below was taken about 6 months ago.  Besides the better light, you can see that this Japanese Garden Juniper […]

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  • SF Pride: Forty and Fabulous

    Today the SF Pride Parade will be headed down Market Street where it finishes at the Civic Center. This year’s theme is “Forty and Fabulous”. We’ll be there with our classy brown paper bags filled with cheap beer. Share the love: Facebook Email StumbleUpon Digg Categories: gardening | Tags: flower rainbow, garden, pride celebration, rainbow, […]

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  • Salty Succulents

    Twice a year Ocean Beach gets super low tides which occur around the Summer and Winter Solstices.  Usually this stretch of beach by the Cliff House is under water, but the low tides allowed me to take a quick stroll. Ocean Beach at super low tide. It is cool how well succulents can adapt.  Here […]

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  • DIY Shiny Succulent Container

    In true DIY fashion, we picked up some shiny objects from a thrift store over on Haight Street, and then turned them into some funky succulent containers. Tiny succulents in the shiny square. Shiny Hanging Succulent Container #1 is your basic cooling rack.  You know, a mesh wire metal thingy that you put a hot […]

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  • Hipstasucculent Hootenanny

    Hipstamatic happiness It’s been freakishly sunny in Outer Sunset, so I took some hipstamatic pics of the back garden.  Grouping nine of them in to one big square makes me happy. Share the love: Facebook Email StumbleUpon Digg Categories: gardening | Tags: aeonium, agave, aloe, beach garden, beach succulents, echeveria, Hipstamatic, holga, lily, lomography, Senecio, […]

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  • Totally Tillandsia Tuesday

    These tillandsias were hanging out in the Aquatic Plants Gallery at the Conservatory of Flowers. They love the humid climate. Our bloomer This guy has been blooming for the last week or two in our window that faces south. I love the little pale yellow flowers. We had another beautiful bloom in late May. More […]

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  • Penjing with Pagoda

    Penjing is the Chinese art of tray landscapes.  Similar to Bonsai, these two are floating in the pond at the Aquatic Plant Gallery in the Conservatory of Flowers SF. Pagoda nestled in the rocks in the Penjing. Overview of Penjing on right. Here is an overview.  They are about 18 x 36 in.  Hey, check […]