Far Out Flora

July 30, 2010
by Megan

Dahlia: Hot, Loud and Proud

Garden blogger Noel from A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii challenges us to find the Hottest, Loudest, and Proudest flora.  Quick thanks to the Conservatory of Flowers for their seasonal gardens.  Can I get a holla for these fine Dahlias? You … Continue reading

July 30, 2010
by Megan

Succulent Moon Rocks

A few weeks ago I made up some succulent containers. Normally I leave some room to grow, but I decided to jam the plants in these guys. Our upstairs neighbor calls the silver painted containers moon rocks. Here’s another one. … Continue reading

July 29, 2010
by Megan

California Poppy: Illegal to Pick?

Is it illegal to pick a California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) in California?  Well, let me start with what I think I know.  1) I am not a lawyer nor give legal advice.  2) Outer Sunset gets 30 days more fog … Continue reading

July 28, 2010
by Megan

Giant Gunnera

Giant Gunnera, aka Giant Rhubarb, is one of those prehistoric dinosaur plants.  I really want one…but it’s way too big for our home garden in San Francisco. They have funky flowers too.  Above is a detail of their blooms. The … Continue reading