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  • “The Domes” Tropical Time

    The Domes Last Sunday we roadtripped over to Milwaukee to check out the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes) for some horticultural excitement.  I hadn’t been in years, but remember not being impressed the last time I was there. Built in the mid 60′s, The Domes were recently upgraded with new lighting and tons of […]

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  • Addicted to Instagram

    Tillandsia funckiana It’s official, I’m addicted to Instagram. I needed a new stationary hobby to do while feeding Zoe in addition to watching lots and lots of bad tv (she eats a lot). Yesterday we went to Olbrich Botanical Gardens to check out the Bolz Conservatory and get out of the house for a little […]

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  • Always Awesome Amaranthus

    Allen Centennial Gardens Long time no blog! We’re still alive and well. Made it to Madison, Wisconsin. It’s been one of the hottest, driest summers ever. I’ve been known to call it, “hell on earth”. Between the hormones and swollen feet it hasn’t been pretty, but then it happened. We’ve had consecutive days with temps […]

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  • Puya Alert! Puya Alert!

    Puya chilensis Freaky Bromeliad alert! On Friday I went to the San Francisco Botanical Garden for what may have been the last time while living here in SF. I must have spent at least four hours walking around visiting all my favorite plants. While wandering around the CA Native section back by the greenhouses I […]

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  • Aloetastic Berkeley

    Aloe freakout It had been over a year since we last checked out UC Botanical Gardens Berkeley, so we decided to  go cross a bridge to take a look recently. The Aloes were looking fine, along with a slew of other South African natives that get their freak on this time of the year. I’m […]

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  • Ginormous Mystery Nepenthes

    Gigantoid Nepenthes After checking out Playland at the Conservatory of Flowers we checked out the other plants. I almost shouted several swear words when I spotted these 18″ long mega-pitchers, but there were small children present. Anyone know what it is? Matti for some scale Here’s Matti for a little bit of scale. Here are […]