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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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  • 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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  • SF Botanical Blooms

    Succulent Wonderland The day after Thanksgiving I headed up to the foggy SF Botanical Garden to see what was happening. The succulent section is looking super sweet right now with all the Aloe arborescens freaking out. They’re starting to go nuts in gardens all over town right now, too. Winter Aloe bloom time is one […]

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  • Awesome New Alpines

    The New Alpiney Container I’ve been wanting to give some Saxifrags & a few other shorty plants a shot for a couple months & this big honking container didn’t have anything going on, so I made my alpine garden dreams come true. The little dude front & center is Maihuenia poeppigii. It’s a funky little […]

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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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  • September Strybing

    Bomarea caldasii It’s been over a month since we were last at the SF Botanical Garden, so we headed up last Sunday afternoon in the fog. I was hoping to see some nice Meso-American Cloud Forest action, and was sweetly rewarded. I have no idea why we don’t have a Bomarea planted out back. I […]