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  • DIY Staghorn Fern Mounting

    Matti at California Carnivores I did a search for ‘Staghorn’ on our blog, and 12 posts popped up. Ummm, we really like these cool epiphytes. Staghorn Ferns (Platycerium) like to grow on other plants and things, but they don’t suck the life out of their host like a parasite. Big honking Stag at the Conservatory […]

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  • In the Neighborhood

    Our front succulents It’s not too flashy or full of really cool succulents. I tucked some graptopetalum in two years ago, and they were all snipped out within a month. Lame succulent stealers! Aeoniums and friends This funky little succulent container garden is a block down the road on La Playa Street. The annex More […]

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  • Annie’s Annuals Part Deux

    Beautiousness We had some pictures left over from our visit to Annie’s Annuals and Perennials last weekend.  If you’re looking for even more great Annie’s pics check out InterLeafings post from her visit. We were there the same day, maybe even the same time. Oh my california poppy! Check out these amazing Red Chief and […]

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  • July Bloom Day

    It’s that special time of the month where we post a bunch of pictures of plants blooming in the backyard. Check out May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day to see what’s blooming all over the world. Here’s what we’ve got: Mimulus merriment Meticulous deadheading  paid off. Check out this guy’s sweet orangey brother […]

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  • Building REsources Rules

    Are you a DIY Gardener looking for unusual objects to add to your garden?  Have a strong attraction to rusty and shiny objects?  Then head over to Building REsources, San Francisco’s true Reduce, Reuse, Recycle place that caters to the Indie Gardener in us all. Building REsources Entering in through the gates, we were quickly […]

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  • Berkeley Hort is Hot

    Snapdragon awesomeness After checking out Annie’s Annuals we continued our East Bay plant tour extravaganza at Berkeley Horticultural Nursery. It was the first time we’d checked it out, and loved it. That crazy awesome snapdragon above is Antirrhinum majus ‘Night & Day’. Aeonium and friends Container coolness. This great little container tucked in to a […]

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  • Sonoma Horticultural Nursery

    Rhododendron spp. After stopping at California Carnivores and Lone Pine Gardens a few weekends ago, we checked out Sonoma Horticultural Nursery. Never have I seen so many rhododendron and azaleas in one place. It’s pretty crazy. We’ll have to go back in early spring for the full flower show. I bet it’s amazing. There are […]

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  • Rosey Day Thursday

    Rose love I’ve been a bit of a blogging slacker this week. In continuation of my slacking, I dug up some pictures of the Rose Garden at Olbrich Gardens back in Madison. What rose is that above? I have no idea. I’m not a rose hater by any means, but I wouldn’t exactly say I’m […]

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  • Pitchers of Nepenthes

    Our three Nepenthes have been growing like crazy for the last couple of months.  I suspect that they’re well feed due to a recent outbreak of flies in the hood. Dinner. Nepenthes are tropical pitcher plants that secrete a sweet tasting fluid around the lip of their pitchers which attract insects.  Check out the fly […]