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  • Hot, Loud, and Proud Flora

    End of the month means it’s time for Hot, Loud, and the Proud.  Fellow blogger, Noel from A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii, has quite a show this August.  Comment your vote below…for the hottest, loudest, and proudest. Blue Passion Flower – Passiflora caerulea Our Blue Passion Flower has been a little slow out of the […]

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  • Lasting Lupinus Arboreus

    The Yellow Bush Lupine has been a work horse along the coast, flowering continuously despite San Francisco’s lack of summer rain. Lupinus arboreus – Yellow Bush Lupine Since we last looked at Lupinus arboreus, they’ve grown their fuzzy seed pods which look a lot like hairy fava bean pods.  Not surprising since they’re both in […]

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  • Sunny Santiago

    Outer Sunset can feel like a concrete jungle…or maybe it is just along the N-Judah.  It’s always welcoming to see some sweet pops of color such as this corner garden over on Santiago.  Let’s play the name game. #1 Name this shrub with the purple flower. Here is a better view of it and the […]

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  • Berkeley Botanicals

    While delivering a library table yesterday in Berkeley CA, I was offered the pleasure to check out their back garden. It has a ton of beds, sitting areas, and garden art…but has been neglected for the past four years. Really…it has a sound foundation…it just needs a little plant shuffling. Red berries These fruits were […]

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  • Happy House Plants

    Carnivores packed in like sardines We haven’t posted very many inside plant pictures lately. We have a lot of indoor plants. Some of them are a bit abused, but most of them are happy. I kind of feel like I need to do a big rearrange. Green flame fern This guy was a birthday present […]

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  • Paintbrush on Coastal Dune

    The Coast Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja affinis) is still kicking.  August can be a hard time to get a lot of color in the garden…seems to be the case with the native landscape too. Coast Indian Paintbrush – Castilleja affinis Last we checked out this red flowering guy from the Foxglove Family (Scrophulariaceae), it was looking […]

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  • Gunnera Goodness

    The new baby Last week Matti and I picked up our new baby Gunnera chilensis/tinctoria from fellow blogger friend Robert of The Pitcher Plant Project. It’s also known as Chilean Rhubarb. We’ve been admiring the Gunnera in Golden Gate Park since we moved to San Francisco, so it’s exciting to have our very own. Picking […]

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  • Coast Buckwheat Changing Color

    Hiking along the dunes near our home, we took a second look at the Coast Buckwheat (Eriogonum latifolium).  Last time I remember seeing these guys, they were just about to flower. Coast buckwheat – Eriogonum latifolium Above, the Coast Buckwheat is poking out of the Ice Plant (Carpobrotus edulis [invasive]) and Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis).  […]

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  • Art in the Garden

    Hipstamatic fabric8 Last night we stopped by fabric8 gallery in the Mission to check our neighbor Johnny’s art opening. They have a great little outdoor space with some interesting stuff going on. Good stuff inside too. If you click on the picture you can make it bigger. Happy Sunday! Share the love: Facebook Email StumbleUpon […]