• Uncategorized
  • Grevillea Trio

    I can remember a time not too long ago when Grevilleas weren’t even part of my vocabulary.  Now we have 4-6 of them in our garden, and I want more.   Rosemary Grevillea – Grevillea Rosmarinifolia   One of my favorite places to window shop is Strybing.  They have a bunch in the Australian section […]

  • Uncategorized
  • Gardens in the Hood

      Aloe and Bougainvillea   We were wondering around our Outer Sunset neighborhood earlier this week down some blocks we really don’t travel down.  It’s always fun to come across some front gardens we haven’t seen before like this huge Aloe arborescens with the Bougainvillea as a back drop. The Aloe is huge..I would estimate […]

  • Uncategorized
  • Strybing 9 Pack

    Happy semi-wordless Saturday.  All these great guys were taken (photos LOL) from the succulent section in the San Francisco Botanical Garden.  Lots lots of the succulents are either finishing up their blooms or just starting. – Far Out Flora Share the love: Facebook Email StumbleUpon Digg Categories: gardening, Public Gardens | Tags: aeonium arboreum atropurpureum, […]

  • Uncategorized
  • New Natives at SFBG

      New garden!   Last week while at Master Garden training at the County Fair Building in GGP we watched all day as a bunch of dudes and a very happy dog worked on this project. The dog was more of a supervisor. Wednesday morning we were greeted with an adorable new mostly native garden. […]

  • Uncategorized
  • Cool Cacti and Stuff

      Cacti and stuff   Hmmm… I thought I had a bunch of really cool pictures of flowering cacti, but I only have a few. These are more pics from our recent trip to UC-Berkeley’s Botanical Garden.   Borzicactus samaipatus   This cool dude is from Bolivia. Random fact: it was named after botanist and […]

  • Uncategorized
  • Nepenthes Eating Ants

      Nepenthes sanguinea   What the heck? Our Nepenthes sanguinea (I think it’s ‘pink’) has been gorging on ants recently. We’ve looked all over for aphids and can’t find them anywhere. I think they’re just loving the oozing sap stuff dripping out of the pitchers.   Ant party It’s a big swarm of ants in […]

  • Uncategorized
  • Zoinks! I Found Tiburon Paintbrush

    I’ve been looking for this endangered wildflower ever since Megan pointed out its cousin to me…the Coast Indian Paintbrush.  Botanically, Tiburon Paintbrush is known as Castilleja affinis subspecies neglecta and grows along the Pacific west coast.   Tiburon Indian Paintbrush – Castilleja affinis subspecies neglecta   After leaving the dead whale site, it was getting […]

  • Uncategorized
  • Angel’s Trumpet Podding

    This guy, Brugmansia ‘Charles Grimaldi’, has intensely fragrant flowering bells.  Man, these Brugmansias are growing on me.  Besides sweet smelling, the blooms are ginormous.   Angel Trumpet – Brugmansia ‘Charles Grimaldi’   This cultivar is a hybrid between Brugmansia ‘Dr. Seuss’ & Brugmansia ‘Frosty Pink’ and named after the late California Landscape Designer,Charles Grimaldi.  Stats […]