• 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. […]

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  • Fiery Aloe Spikes

    Aloe arborescens – Krantz Aloe The Aloe arborescens are going crazy down in Pacific Grove, CA.  One of the best spots to see these blooming succulents is along Ocean View Blvd.  Take a stroll along the coastal path from the Pacific Grove Marine Gardens Park over to Hays Perkins Park…you won’t regret it.  (Update:  Sounds like the  […]

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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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  • Splendid Strybing

    Bomarea sp. It’s been awhile since we’ve posted anything from the SF Botanical Garden. Last week at my docent training class I heard that folks who don’t think there should be a fee to visit the garden call it “Strybing”, and those that do call it “San Francisco Botanical Garden”. I’d never heard this before, […]

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  • Gardens in the Hood

      Aloe and Bougainvillea   We were wondering around our Outer Sunset neighborhood earlier this week down some blocks we really don’t travel down.  It’s always fun to come across some front gardens we haven’t seen before like this huge Aloe arborescens with the Bougainvillea as a back drop. The Aloe is huge..I would estimate […]