Garden Life

  • Badass Bromeliad Society Tour

    Last weekend we hit up the SF Bromeliad Society’s super rad garden tour. Brian Ransom’s garden was my favorite of the bunch. The mix of bromeliads in all shapes and sizes along with California natives, succulents and orchids is so so good. 
  • Lake Elsinore Wildflower Fun

    Last March we hopped in the car and headed south in search of California wildflowers during Zoe's Spring Break, and we've never seen anything like it.
  • Ted Kipping's Garden

    We heard the sad news that Ted Kipping passed away. In October 2011 we visited his garden and took a bunch of pictures. He would always invite fol...
  • The OG Succulent Table

    Originally Posted: February 4, 2011 Mission DIY succulent table complete.  I’ve wanted to make this baby for months.  It’s a dissected old shippin...
  • Succulents in the Gutter

    Originally posted: October 20, 2016Update: the gutters now have carnivores, begonias, oxalis  and bromeliads. It's still a spider web party back t...
  • Fort Funston’s Wildflower Freakout

    Dudleya farinosa Originally posted: July 8, 2011 Last Sunday morning Matti, Max and I hit up Fort Funston about four miles south of our place for s...
  • SF Succulent Society Sale and Show

     Euphorbia inermis var. huttoniae Originally posted: June 11, 2011If you want to see the craziest succulents in the Bay Area the SF Succulent Soci...
  • Crested Succulents

    Originally posted: November 28, 2011 We’re starting to get a sweet collection of cresting succulents these days. Check out this Graptoveria ‘Fred ...
  • Australian Astroturf: We Love & Kinda Hate You

    Originally posted: September 27, 2011 Update: I think we've killed it a couple more times in different parts of the bay area since this post. What...
  • 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 disap...
  • Succulent Container Gardens

    Rusty old tire rim container from Succulent Gardens in Castroville. I've sadly misplaced all of the other pics from the original post, but dug up ...
  • Great Highway Succulent Gardens

    The lower Great Highway is a three mile stretch of road where San Francisco meets the Pacific Ocean. Here are some sweet succulent gardens within ...