• Botanical Gardens
  • 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. […]

  • Stores
  • General Store’s Got A Great Garden

    Aeonium fun fest and the greenhouse We recently spent some time walking around our old neighborhood in Outer Sunset and are absolutely in love with the back garden at General Store. It opened up before we moved, but the back was not nearly as cool then. Wall of awesome Kalanchoe blooms I can’t get enough […]

  • Containers
  • Cool Container Town

    Containerville on the deck It’s been a super long time since I’ve blogged, but we’re trying to get back in action again. After losing the battery charger for our DSLR camera for six months it was miraculously found and I took some pics of the backyard recently including the deck. When you are fortunate enough […]

  • Containers
  • Oh My Organic Mechanics

    Succulent Crazyfest A couple weeks ago we hopped on MUNI and headed downtown to check out a couple of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days gardens. Both gardens we visited were by the fantastic Organic Mechanics team of Sean Stout and James Pettigrew, including their own space. The first garden we checked out was at Hotel […]

  • Our Garden
  • The New Backyard (Cement Slab)

    Our new place from the back deck The back is finally presentable, so I thought I’d share some pictures. Caution, many include a small child doing cute things. Bubbles are back! Zoe enjoys being pants and diaper free like Max. Drinking from the can Our little helper More helping We still have a bunch of […]

  • Containers
  • Loving Living Green Design

    Vertical coolness A couple days ago I took Zoe out in her plastic red car for a ride around the neighborhood that included a stop at Living Green Design. There are a bunch of crazy showrooms in one place with tons of cool things to look at. If you’re in the neighborhood definitely check it […]

  • Travel
  • Celebrate With Sunset This Weekend!

    Tropical Garden, by Living Green This weekend is Sunset’s Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park and we think you should go! Not only are there amazing gardens like the one above there are fabulous garden speakers happening both days. I was super lucky to get a sneak preview yesterday. Put on your shades, as it was […]

  • Flowers
  • 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 […]

  • Flowers
  • 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 […]