• Botanical Gardens
  • 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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  • Quarryhill Airing Autumn Blooms

    Lilium speciosum – Japanese Lily Check out these Lilies (Lilium speciosum)…deliciously gorgeous. We finally made it over to Quarryhill Botanical Garden located just north of SF in Glen Ellen, CA. They focus on Asian plants where seeds are collected from the wild. Don’t worry…they go through legal channels. Platycodon grandiflorus – Chinese Bellflower Though not […]

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  • Dudleyas Dudleyas Dudleyas

    Catalina Island Live-forever – Dudleya hassei …the succulent so nice we had to say it thrice.  Hey, we made it to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.  They focus mainly on California natives and have an impressive collection…including a ton o Dudleyas (aka Live-forevers).  Their 78 acre garden is divided up in about 6 sections, from their […]