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  • Fuchsia and Friends

    Fuchsia hartwegii Things are looking pretty bloomy over at the SF Botanical Garden right now. Yesterday I blogged about the aloes going crazy, but the fuchsias are freaking out all over the place too. I’m a big fuchsia fan. We have to have at least six in our new garden. Fuchsia cinerea I tend to […]

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  • Aloe arborescens = Awesome

    The succulent garden at the SF Botanical Garden It’s that magical time of the year when all the giant clumps of Aloe arborescens are full of flowers. Go to the SF Botanical Garden now to see all this awesomeness. Cool coral Aloe arborenscens I’ve always liked the corally colored guy in the upper succulent garden. […]

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  • Conservatory of Flowers Bloom Action

      Medinilla scortechinii (Orange Medinilla) The Conservatory of Flowers always has a great display of mesmerizing blooms.  It changes every time we visit and my favorite that day was this Medinilla scortechinii (Orange Medinilla).  The flower reminds me of a growing crystalline structure…very cool. Bro Bloom The conservatory is broken up into about 5 sections each with it own plant palette.  The […]

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  • Tiny Trees at Lake Merritt

    Sierra juniper (Juniperus occidentalis var. australis) We’ve hit up the Grand Lake Farmers Market two weekends in a row, but this time we headed over to the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt first. If you missed out on last weeks visit check out this link. It’s a fabulous little garden filled with marvelous little trees. […]

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  • Dudleyas, Dudleyas, Dudleyas

    Dudleya & Lewisia hanging basket Love the hanging baskets of Dudleya and Lewisia at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. I want it hanging in my backyard. SBBG has one of the best collections of Dudleya around. I want them all. Dudleya vicida Dudleya ‘White Sprite’ Dudleyafest Dudleya anomala Hurray for Dudleyas! Get more Dudleya action from […]