Driftwood King and Kid

It’s hard to believe we first blogged about driftwood back in September of 2011. We just got back from a trip to Mendocino, so we’ve added a few new pics to the old post including our driftwood kid.  Mendocino rocks in so many ways, but its creative uses of driftwood push it over the edge […]

Fort Funston’s Wildflower Freakout

Originally posted: July 8, 2011 Last Sunday morning Matti, Max and I hit up Fort Funston about four miles south of our place for some wildflower hunting.  This is why we really came to Fort Funston. It’s Dudleya flowering season which means you can actually find them via their red stems and flowers all over the place. Sweet! […]

DIY Succulent Pallet Table

One of our most popular posts from June 2011. Can you believe that our latest DIY project was once just a couple of junky pallets and some scrappy table legs?  Crazy…if I didn’t have photos, I wouldn’t believe it myself.  Not too long ago, we whipped out a coffee table sized succulent table out of an old shipping […]

The OG Succulent Table

Mission DIY succulent table complete.  I’ve wanted to make this baby for months.  It’s a dissected old shipping crate and some other random scraps of wood lying around the house turned into a patio side table with a planting strip down the middle. The next couple of pics show a bit of the process.  The […]

Grilling Up Succulents

Oh the humanity! I’ve been feeling kind of bad about these guys for awhile now. They look so sad all jammed in that shallow little box. They don’t get a lot of sun these days either, since they’re on the winter shade side of the patio. We had a non-functional Weber grill out back, so… […]

Countless Cacti

California Cactus Center was on our list of places to check out.  Glad we did.  They have some cool skool specimens hanging out…and for sale. I’d be the first to admit…we really don’t have a lot of cactus in our garden, and wasn’t sure we had any.  But every time we do a big succulent pruning, […]

Holy Crap, Huntington Gardens!

I’m not quite sure how to put our visit to The Huntington Botanical Gardens in to words. Amazing. Really amazing. Hands down the coolest horticultural experience I’ve ever had. Matti said I was in a daze for the first hour. Never have I seen so many cacti and succulents in one place. According to the website, they […]

SF Succulent Society Sale and Show

If you want to see the craziest succulents in the Bay Area the SF Succulent Society goes all out every June. These pics are of some of the weirdo entries in the show. Gotta love all those strange Euphorbias. 

Dividing Equisetum hyemale

We’ve been slowly bringing back blog posts from back in the day and this one has been weirdly popular on the internet even when the pictures disappeared a couple years ago. It’s kind of a lame plant if you don’t keep it contained and well watered. It was super popular with landscape architects here in SF about nine years […]