Category Archives: Bromeliads

Grow Your Own Pineapple

Way back in 2009 I must have read somewhere on the interwebs that you could propagate a pineapple using a pineapple from the grocery store. There’s the weird picture montage I made about it years ago. Last summer while trapped in the house I started a pineapple again since we were going through them like […]

California Carnivores, We’re Sad

We got the email that California Carnivores is shutting the doors to the public. It was twenty minutes after I discovered they have a newish TikTok account, which lessened the blow. They also have a YouTube channel with all kinds of excellent info about making your own bog garden and growing all kinds of carnies, […]

Happy 420

Happy 420, check out these cool kids from Marin chilling outside San Rafael Highschool getting ready to meet up at the Louis Pasteur statue wearing super rad shirts. Not really, but if you’re interested in the story about the “Waldos” who coined the term 420 back in the 70’s click here. Otherwise, smoke up and […]

Tim’s Tillandsias and Lithops

Yesterday I blogged about Tim’s rad butterfly world, but check out his sweet deck greenhouse of Tillandsia insanity! Not sure what this guy is, but it’s popping a massive flower. The butt cheeks of the plant world: Lithops. They’re fun, but don’t water them until they really look like they need it. Lithops are relatively easy to […]

Badass Bromeliad Society Tour

Originally posted July 2013. Last weekend we hit up the SF Bromeliad Society’s super rad garden tour AND busted out the good old DSLR for the first time in almost a year. 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 […]

TED’s Garden

Update: Sadly Ted passed away November 24th, 2019. Here’s a great tribute by Bart O’Brien, President of California Horticultural Society. You know the term, a man’s man? Well if there’s such thing as a gardener’s garden…this is the place.  What a treat it was to visit Ted Kipping’s private oasis over in the Glen Park […]