• Flowers
  • March Bloominess

    Parrot’s Beak It’s been years since I’ve done a Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post, but we have lots of blooms going on out back. Enjoy some of our crazy spring blooms: Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Sonchus canariensis The deck of fun CA Natives: Tidy Tips and Camissonia bistorta Crazy cool Calendula Melianthus major starting to bloom […]

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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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  • Butterflies Being Awesome

    Gulf Fritillary caterpillar If you grow it they will come! A few days ago I was hacking at the passionflower where it was trying to eat our Canary Island Sage and found this little dude hanging out. Passiflora ‘Oaklandia’ Here’s the Passiflora he likes to chomp on which is fine with me since there is […]

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  • Spring Flower Freakout

    Hurray for flowers! Did you know that I’m a flower freak? We still have lots succulents hanging around, but I’m flower crazy. This was taken about a month ago and many of those annuals have passed on to make room for a bunch of seedlings from past plants. Linaria reticulata ‘Flamenco’ the orangey red plant […]

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  • Fisherman’s Wharf Flowers

    Look over there! Flowers! From probably two months ago… we haven’t been the best at uploading pics in a timely manner and blogging in recent years. I do make real life Shutterfly books of Zoe’s adventures, but I feel bad about the whole not blogging much anymore. Some time back in August/September I took the […]

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  • Beneficial Insect Spotted

    It’s smiling On Halloween we found this cute little lady bug in our garden. Ladybug on the peas and dill This spent dill and volunteer pea have created a real life ladybug haven in our garden.   Sunflower ‘Japanese Silver-Leaf’ This sunflower has been covered in aphids for quite some time. There’s a constant stream […]

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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 […]