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  • Succulent Circle

    Succulent Circle (after) We’ve been eyeballing this project all last summer.  Just down the road from us along the Great Highway, there are some old garden plots marked by narrow one-foot concrete borders.  Most of them are abandoned and overgrow, but I remember that this garden circle was re-established about 2 years ago mostly with succulents.  You can see above what a 30 minute cleanup […]

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  • Berkeley Botanicals

    While delivering a library table yesterday in Berkeley CA, I was offered the pleasure to check out their back garden. It has a ton of beds, sitting areas, and garden art…but has been neglected for the past four years. Really…it has a sound foundation…it just needs a little plant shuffling. Red berries These fruits were […]

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  • Box of Succulents

    We’ve had this cute box just sitting around empty. Matti drilled some holes in the bottom; I threw down some screen and dirt. Then, I shoved the assortment of succulents I had sitting around and put some top dressing on (Matti hates that term) to make it look pretty. It was really grey, so I […]

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  • B n A Succulent Container

    Reason #47 Why We Love Gardening:  Before and After.  If you think a plant container looks good now…wait a couple weeks…chances are it will look even better. Succulent Container planted July 2009 We came across an old photo of this container full of succulents that we planted six months ago.  What we are looking at […]

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  • Backyard in Bloom

    This past weekend, the rain let up long enough to take a couple photos.  Here are some of the back garden plants in bloom. Aloes Aloe cv kg ‘Pink Blush’ in bloom. Aloe in bloom. Fuchsia in bloom. Fuchsia in bloom. Lavender in bloom. Lavandula sp in bloom. Honeysuckle in bloom. Lonicera sp in bloom. […]