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  • Happy New Years Rehash

    Here’s our kind of lame list of the most popular blogs from the last year: Succulent Gardens Containers Succulent Gardens Containers was hands down the favorite of the year.  And why not…Robin Stockwell is the succulent king. What? Free Mulch Nothing is more fun than a little road trip adventure…even if  What? Free Mulch was […]

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  • Happy Roadside Holidays

    Happy Holidays Happy Holidays from Far Out Flora…Northern California Style!  The Northern Roadtrip to Northern CA was a success.  Here’s a taste of the roadside sweet finds such as this creepy santa tree just north of the Sea Ranch Chapel. Buoy House – somewhere along Coastal Hwy 1 Druid Cemetery – Cuffey’s Cove We made […]

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  • Trees of Mystery

    Paul Bunyan, Babe, and Megan. We left Eureka and headed north to Klamath CA…where you can find tons of Coast Redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens)…and a giant Paul Bunyan with Babe.  Welcome to one of our fave roadside attractions, Trees of Mystery.  Megan is standing next to the anatomically correct Blue Ox to give you some […]

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  • Eureka!

    Carson Mansion in Eureka We made it to Eureka, cute little historical town.  All the houses look like the one above.  Okay, not really…but Carson Mansion is dubbed as the most photographed Victorian House in America. Romano Gabriel sculpture garden. Believe it or not Folk Artist Romano Gabriel had hundred of these cool sculptures posed […]

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  • Giant Coast Redwoods

    Avenue of the Giants Welcome to the Avenue of the Giants…most GINORMOUS trees on earth.  It was about 3 years ago since we last drove this 31 mile stretch along Hwy 101 up in Northern California when we drove across country (the loooong way) to move to San Francisco. Standing in awe. The Ave of […]

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  • December Bloom Day

    Cerinthe retorta It’s the 15th of December, which means Garden Bloggers Bloomday is in action (at least for us lucky enough to live in places where things are blooming in December.) We planted this cool Cerinthe retorta maybe a month or two ago. I freaked out with joy when I learned that there was another […]

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  • And the Winner IS

    Succulent Cuttings for the Giveaway. We had a great response for our Facebook Succulent Cuttings Giveaway…25 people in all. 25 Names in a jar. About a week ago, we were putting together a bunch of succulent terrariums and thought…Hey, wouldn’t it be great to share some of our succulents from our garden with our fans.  […]

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  • Even More Mendocino

    Abutilon megapotamicum “Trailing Abutilon” Are you sick of pictures of Mendocino yet?  I posted about Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden’s fuchsias a little while back, then Matti posted more pics in his Hot, Loud, Proud post, but they’ve got oh so much more. It’s most definitely worth the driving up from SF for a visit. Heather […]

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  • Want To Win Succulents?

    Gnomes getting busy We spent the rainy Sunday afternoon shoving succulent cuttings in to glass things. I cut a bunch of a stuff from the backyard Saturday pre-rain. The gnomes had some fun before we got going. We keep telling them to lay off the beer, but they don’t listen.   Globes of goodness I […]