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  • November Hot, Loud and Proud

    End of the month = Hot, Loud & Proud where fellow blogger, Noel of A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii, challenges us to find some tropical-esque blooms. Crassula capitella ssp. thyrsiflora “Red Pagoda” These guys were all taken at one of my favorite gardens, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.  We have one of these Red Pagoda in […]

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  • Mendocino Fuchsia Freakout

    Fuchsia ‘Gartenmeister’ It’s not possible to stay in Fort Bragg and skip out on the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Even at the end of November it was looking fabulous. As a full blown fuchiaholic I ogled the fuchsias for quite some time. There was a lot of ogling succulents and heather going on too. Fuchsia […]

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  • Sea Ranch Chapel

    The Sea Ranch Chapel We’re on the road! Thanksgiving day we drove from San Francisco to Fort Bragg, cutting over to the coast at Point Arena. We stopped at the Sea Ranch Chapel off of Highway One 110 miles north of SF. It’s  a non-denominational sanctuary for prayer, meditation, and spiritual renewal. Here’s some  info […]

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  • Happy Thanksgiving House

    Happy House We love this house. It’s a block and a half from our place. Word on the street is that the woman who owns it was Jack Kerouac’s girlfriend, but we really don’t know much about this colorful place.  Since it’s Thanksgiving and all that jazz, we want to thank all of you out […]

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  • Cranking Out Containers

    Fish Full of Succulents Two weekends ago we spent both sunny warm days playing in the garden. When I wasn’t shoving teeny little succulents in globes, I was shoving bigger succulents in this plastic fish we bought for a dollar in Alameda (shout out to Aunt Debbie for taking us to a great “store” of […]

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  • Earlier Times (Before and After Fun)

    March 2, 2008 Awe, look at how cute everything was back in 2008. Way back in the day I was in awe of blooming daffodils in early March, and the fact that succulents survived outdoors year round. Sadly we don’t have any pre-Agave pics. I remember a really sad looking Abutilon, but I forget what […]

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  • Annielicious

    Scabiosa anthemifolia? I bring the good camera to work at Annie’s everyday. Sometimes I take pictures of stuff to go online like this brand new, super sexy Dahlia ‘Lotus’, and sometimes I just take pictures of plants. Here are some of the pretties I’ve collected in November. Velvety Nasturtium Goodness Antirrhinum ‘Double Azalea Apricot’ “Snapdragon” […]

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  • Going Glass Globe Crazy

    Four Pack of Fun Some time after Christmas last year I found these glass ornaments super crazy cheap at Crate & Barrel. They sat on a pile of boxes  in a box next to our bookshelf for months, until this past Sunday. I’d forgotten we even had them, until I opened up the mystery box […]

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  • Our Garden Goodness

    Aloe plicatilis We spent the entire beautiful Saturday playing around in the garden taking pictures of stuff. I think almost everything waiting to get planted went in the ground. I went a little crazy and hacked our passionflower in to nothing. Vermin liked to frolic in it. Matti got the lawn (more like dirt patch) […]

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  • November Blooms

    Aloe varigata It’s that festive bloomy time of the month where May Dreams Garden hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. At some point I will no longer be amazed that I can not only garden, but things are actively growing in mid-November. Coming from Wisconsin, this is still a weather miracle for us. This past weekend […]