• Travel
  • Coastal Roadside Detour

      No highheals please (on the beach?) OMGosh, it’s Memorial Day Weekend.  We’re staycationing this holiday, but really getting the itch to do a little road trip soon.  Until then, we need to wet our appetite with a rewinding to some roadside fun from our last romp down south. Giant Rodeo Hat – Salinas, California […]

  • Private Gardens
  • Jim’s Courtyard Oasis

    Piano and more. Jim’s garden paradise is right in the heart of SOMA San Francisco.  Above in the pic, that’s an old piano next to the guitar. Dancing Elephants. It’s a small space that gets a little sun here and there and lots of reflective light in the evening. Man he has taken advantage of […]

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Sweet New Blog + Strybing

    Passiflora membranacea Welcome to the very first blog post on our shiny (maybe a little bit crazy) brand new blog URL! Everything has been moved over to faroutflora.com, hurray! I’m still going to be poking at it over the next couple of weeks, but nothing drastic should change.  Don’t worry we’re not going to go […]

  • DIY
  • Square Hangy Thing

    This is how it looked back then. Almost a year ago, I planted this metal pot rack into a succulent hanging thing. Lots of little cuttings, lots of sphagnum moss, lots of potential. Well, it’s all grown up now. Not exactly what I expected, but enough to salvage. Here Here it is today. It has […]

  • Flowers
  • May Bloom Day Merriment

    Viola Village Hurray for May Bloom Day! Thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! Our backyard is the bloomiest it’s EVER been. People at work have said I’ve crossed over to “Flower Floozy” land, and I think they might be right even though I keep denying it. This container is full of […]

  • Containers
  • Utilitarian Franchise Garden

    Our Sweet new pillows. You never know where the garden world is going to take you.  We were out and about looking at some cool indie crafts down in Hayes Valley (SF), and these awesome octopus pillows caught our eye.  That’s were we met Tin of Utiltarian Franchise.  Turns out that not only does Tin […]

  • Our Garden
  • Going Picture Crazy

    Echium love In April we uploaded 259 pictures of our backyard to Flickr. Dang!  The middle (mostly native) section is really filling in. I’m loving the Gilia capitata and Gilia tricolor. They’re both super bloomy right now. We have Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis, too.  Our Eriogonom ‘The Hub’ is getting ready to pop soon, too! […]

  • DIY
  • Agave is Over

      Before, Agave still intact. The sunny side of our garden is looking sweet. We do like to keep trying out new plants and tweaking stuff. We’re down to about three Agave americana succulents (Century Plant) left in the garden. There’s the mama which we don’t plan on getting rid of even though it is […]