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  • Totally Tulipmania

    Tulipmania! This past weekend we headed to a part of town we rarely frequent, Fisherman’s Wharf. After a quick stop at the Ferry Building to load up on an assortment of free samples at the Farmers’ Market we headed down to Pier 39 to check out the Tulipmania. Warning there is nothing very “Far Out” […]

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  • Linaria Flamenco Looking Fab

    Sept 10ish Linaria reticulata ‘Flamenco’ We’re thinking over some container ideas for the late winter / early spring planting time.  Last year we went with this Linaria reticulata ‘Flamenco’.  Man that’s been a gorgeous plant. Planted April 1st ish..no foolin For some reason, I thought we started this planting a lot earlier, but looks lie […]

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  • February Flowers

    Ferraria crispa Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! We’ve got all kinds of sweet stuff blooming right now, but this Ferraria crispa is the freakiest. It’s our first fancy South African bulb. The foliage on this guy is what sold me. So often SA bulbs have lame grassy leaves, but this guy is almost succulent. Blooms […]

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  • SF Botanical Garden is Blazing

    Bomarea sp. – Climbing Alstroemeria Taking advantage of our warm weather here in SF, we headed to one of our GoTo spots for dazzling displays of color…the SF Botanical Garden at Strybing.  Speaking of gorgeous, this yellow bell-shape bloom above is a Bomarea species. It seems to meander in and out of the other cloud foresty […]

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  • Happy Birthday Matti!

    Agave Mustache Matti Happy Birthday to Matti today! He has reached a new decade which will remain anonymous, but let’s just say it starts with an f. Hurray!!!! Matti & Aloes Matti & Playland Matti in Mendocino     Share the love: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Tumblr Google StumbleUpon Digg Google+ Megan Speckmann Categories: gardening […]

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  • Big Daddy Antiques

    Succulents, Rust and Wood We’ve wanted to visit Big Daddy’s Antiques forever and final made it this past weekend during a mini SF roadtrip.  This place has all our favorites…rusty old objects, outsider art, flea market finds, and even a couple of succulents scattered about.  Speaking of plants, this wall of shelves cool.  What a great […]