• Flowers
  • Sunset Celebration Weekend

    Gaillardia Hard to believe that it’s been 3 weeks since Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend.  Lots o great plants, projects and food.  One of the star plants we loved was this Gaillardia (pictured above) aka the Blanket Flower…drought tolerant perennial from the Sunflower Family. Succulent Table in the Test Garden Our DIY Succulent Pallet Table made […]

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Sweet SF Botanical Garden

    Verbascum ‘Letitia’ looking cute I’m still a little lame about my total lack of plant names from Ruth Bancroft Garden, so I’m going to try and redeem myself with plants with botanical names from a couple visits to SF Botanical Garden over the last two weeks. In late April I graduated as an official docent, […]

  • DIY
  • Popping in on the Neighbors

    Neighbor Is the grass greener on the other side? Well, our neighbors have been clearing out a lot of the junky weeds and getting it prep to do something with it. Their challenge? What to plant, little time to spend, & and not sure where to start… Well, we decided to jump over the fence […]

  • Flowers
  • June Blooms

    Calceolaria integrifolia ‘Kentish Hero’ Happy June Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! We’ve never had so many bloomiferous happenings out back before. A big shout out to Annie’s Annuals for offering a plant employee discount so generous I’ve tried out TONS of plants I never would have given a shot. My current fave that’s covered in buds […]

  • Flowers
  • Fisherman’s Wharf Flower Freakout

    Fisherman’s Wharf, Really? Maybe it was the tasty Lagunitas beers I drank on the ferry ride back to SF from Tiburon, but I was pretty gosh darn impressed with the flower action happening in Fisherman’s Wharf. Looks like they combined Cotula lineariloba with Carex testacea here, but I’m not 100% sure about either ID’s. Lemme […]

  • California Natives
  • Ferry Ride to Wild Tiburon Flower Fun

    Leaving the Ferry Building Memorial Day I took the ferry over to Tiburon to check out Old St. Hilary’s. I was googling around about wildflowers in Marin, and found this description from the landmarks society website “Wildflowers surround Old St. Hilary’s, Tiburon’s iconic hillside landmark, which was originally a mission church named for St. Hilaire, […]

  • Containers
  • DIY Succulent Pallet Table

    Max with the new Succulent Table. Can you believe that our latest DIY project was once just a couple of junky pallets and some scrappy table legs?  Crazy…if I didn’t have photos, I wouldn’t believe it myself.  Not too long ago, we whipped out a coffee table sized succulent table out of an old shipping […]