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  • Cresting Succulents

    Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’ We’re starting to get a sweet collection of cresting succulents these days. Check out this Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’. Fab color and adds a lot of punch amongst the green and gray succulent. Parents of this cultivar are Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria gibbiflora. Crazy how some plants can cross breed between genera. Graptopetalum […]

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  • Strybing All Day Long

    Salpiglossis – Painted Tongue Gotta love the SF Botanical Garden at Strybing. There’s always something to check out year round. How adorable is this Salpiglossis? Also known as Painted Tongue, it was popping in the beds. Found a great write up on Salpiglossis over at Life on the Balcony. Fuchsia boliviana I’ve a love hate […]

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  • Adios Agave americana!

    Agave americana before Last year we ripped out this middle section which was full of loser succulents we didn’t know what to do with to plant a bunch of California natives (one of the best gardening moves we’ve ever made). Way back when we first moved to San Francisco we picked up this Agave americana […]

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  • November Blooms

    Helenium autumnale ‘Helena Red Shades’ Happy November Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! This is the time of the year when we start to feel a little guilty about having all kinds of stuff blooming, not too guilty. Maybe two months ago I stuck Helenium autumnale ‘Helena Red Shades’  in a container on the part shade side […]

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  • Marvelous Magic Garden

    Viola Frey Sculpture I’m taking a little break from my Wisconsin blog-o-rama fest (there’s only one, maybe two more left, I promise) to show you some pics of a super sweet private San Francisco  garden we had the privilege of visiting back in mid-October. Right away we recognized the sculpture by Viola Frey. This amazing […]

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  • I Love You Olbrich Gardens

    Bolz Conservatory, Olbrich Botanical Gardens I love Olbrich Botanical Gardens. It used to be a beautiful twenty minute bike ride from my old apartment, so I was there all the time. Especially during my old school photography class days. The outdoor gardens are totally free and the Bolz Conservatory only costs a buck. The Conservatory […]

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  • 3118 Cross Street

    My old backyard Last week I was back in Madison, Wisconsin (my rockin’ hometown) for a visit. It was cool to see a true fall for the first time in over five years. One of my first stops was the house I grew up in on. It always amazes me that my tetherball set up […]