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  • Huntington Conservatory and More

    The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory Last of the Huntington Garden posts from our road trip (aka…Matti finally gets to see LA).  We hit the succulents, checked out the Aloes…what’s left?  The Rose Hill Conservatory.  Hey, don’t get me wrong…Huntington has weeks of stuff to see and you can only see so much in a day. […]

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  • Dolores Park Blooms

    Pretty in pink We headed to Dolores Park this past Sunday for some Hunky Jesus/Easter Bonnet Contest action courtesy of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Rest assured no real live flowers were harmed in the making of pictured bonnets.  Click here to check out all our Dolores Park pics. Enjoy! Faux flower fabulousness Flower vase […]

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  • Succulent Table Filling In

    It’s growing! In early February Matti blogged about his super sweet succulent table, well it just keeps getting better and better! Everything is filling in nicely. The Sempervivums are starting to pop out itty bitty babies, and the Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’ is about to bloom. Click on pics for a closer view. January 23, […]

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  • Classin’ Up The Joint

    Look at that crap hole! Last weekend we spent some quality time with the masses of crap junking up the place. At one point the red shopping cart full of plants seemed like a great idea. It pretty much turned in to a holder of sad looking abused succulent containers. Not pretty. It looks kind […]

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  • Trip To The Tea Garden

    Japanese Tea Garden Maybe once or twice a year I shell out five bucks, and hit up the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. It’s worth every penny. Oddly, Matti’s only been once since we moved here (I can recall at least five visits myself). Last week I had a weekday off, and checked […]

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  • Welcome to the Cactus Jungle

    Ferocactus tiuronensis While in Berkeley, I had to swing by one of my spiky faves, Cactus Jungle.  Peter and Hap have been growing succulents for about 20 years and really have a knack for growing some great specimens such as this Feracactus tiuronensis…a barrel shaped cactus. Opuntia subulata Hey Peter, forgive me if i get […]

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  • April Bloominess

    Primula polyantha Victoriana Silver Laced Black Hurray for Garden Bloggers’ April Bloom Day! We finally have a bunch of new stuff in flowery action! May’s going to be even crazier in the new bloom department. We have a mystery iris about ready to bust, and a bunch of other new plants on the verge of […]

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  • Big Blooming Aloes

    Aloe blooming with bird. We caught some amazing Aloes in bloom down in Huntington Botanical Gardens at the beginning of the year…wow 2011 is flying away. We weren’t the only ones freaking out on these blooms, so were the birds as pictures above. Aloe suzannae. This guy from Madagascar, Aloe suzannae, pops out creamy tan […]

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  • Party Time At Annie’s!

    Felicia aethiopica ‘Tight & Tidy’ Annie’s Annuals and Perennials Spring Party is happening this Saturday and Sunday! There’s so much fun stuff going on including a raffle to win a supermarket sweep shopping spree that I’m just going to send you straight to the party info source here. Annie’s has two SUPER SWEET speakers coming.  […]

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  • Poppin’ In On Plantgasm

    Sempervivum sun puppy A couple weeks ago we dropped in on Derek  fellow SF plant blogger of fabulous Plantgasm to check out his crazy plant fest, and exchange some Kalanchoe itty bitty babies (they’re doing well). His tropical plant junky booty is currently traveling around Thailand on a whirlwind  tour with awesome Gayla Trail (first […]