Category Archives: Succulents

Driftwood Succulent Centerpieces

Back February 2016 I experimented with chunks of driftwood, succulent cuttings from around the yard and sphagnum moss. Our friends Neal and Tina were going to be getting married that May and we volunteered to do flowers and decorations for their rustic redwoods wedding in Felton.    Matti did the tricky work of screwing the driftwood together based on […]

Best Indoor Succulents

I’m not one to usually post other people’s stuff, but when Uncommon Goods asked me if I’d post their indoor succulent infographic I checked it out and it’s legit. I’ve also been a huge fan of Uncommon Goods and their cool stuff for many years. Above is a little view of my strange indoor collection that sits on our […]

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 there.  A few months back I begged Matti to build me gutter gardens, so I could produce mass quantities of strawberries, lettuce and other edibles. As soon as summer (the rain free time here SF) […]

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 […]

Aloe arborescens = Awesome

It’s that magical time of the year when all the giant clumps of Aloe arborescens are full of flowers. Go to the SF Botanical Garden now to see all this awesomeness. I’ve always liked the corally colored guy in the upper succulent garden. The entire garden is looking pretty great right now You may not know this, but we […]

Pitcher Plant Project

This post is from August 2013 before Rob and his crew moved to Oregon (they brought their pitcher plants). Be sure to follow Rob and Dahlia on Instagram for all their super cool current plant pics.  A couple weeks ago I had the good fortune to visit our plant nerd friend Rob from The Pitcher Plant Project and his amazing greenhouse space […]

Dudleyas, Dudleyas, Dudleyas

Love the hanging baskets of Dudleya and Lewisia at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. I want it hanging in my backyard. SBBG has one of the best collections of Dudleya around. I want them all. Get more Dudleya action from our last trip to SBBG here.

Succulent Container Madness!

I’ll shove a succulent in almost anything, whether it be a grill that nobody’s used for years, or an old wagon I picked up for five bucks at a garage sale.  The possibilities are endless! First off,  I want you to know that in many cases these are not permanent plantings (this is especially true […]

Outer Sunset Super Garden

Last Friday before I headed to the San Francisco Botanical Garden I had to pay a bill, so I took a different route to the muni stop than normal to hit up a mailbox. I busted out my camera when I saw this awesome example of a succulent planter. Lots of different colors and textures, […]

Driftwood Insanity in the Sunset

Our love of driftwood was solidified when we lived in Outer Sunset next to the beach. Post from March 2012. We haven’t checked in lately, so we’re not sure if it’s still there.  Whoever created this work of garden awesomeness rocks! It’s on 44th avenue around Pacheco maybe (I can’t remember, but I’m pretty sure it’s south […]