April 30, 2011
Last of the Huntington Garden posts from our road trip (aka…Matti finally gets to see LA). We hit the succulents, checked out the Aloes…what’s left? The Rose Hill Conservatory. Hey, don’t get me wrong…Huntington has weeks of stuff to see … Continue reading
April 28, 2011
We headed to Dolores Park this past Sunday for some Hunky Jesus/Easter Bonnet Contest action courtesy of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Rest assured no real live flowers were harmed in the making of pictured bonnets. Click here to check … Continue reading
April 26, 2011
In early February Matti blogged about his super sweet succulent table, well it just keeps getting better and better! Everything is filling in nicely. The Sempervivums are starting to pop out itty bitty babies, and the Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’ … Continue reading
April 23, 2011
Last weekend we spent some quality time with the masses of crap junking up the place. At one point the red shopping cart full of plants seemed like a great idea. It pretty much turned in to a holder of … Continue reading
Japanese Tea Garden
Maybe once or twice a year I shell out five bucks, and hit up the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. It’s worth every penny. Oddly, Matti’s only been once since we moved here (I can recall at least five visits myself). Last week I had a weekday off, and checked it out (sadly without Matti). I blogged about it early last May, too. Looks like there was a lot more Iris action going on then, but the cherry blossoms were still workin’ it this visit.
This sounds horrible, but I don’t get crazy excited about white flowering trees like the cherry above. They’re pretty and all, but Matti and I need to go back for Irisfest in a couple weeks. Tall purpley blooms are more our thing (Matti’s not in to white flowers either).
Japanese pagoda action
I wish I knew more about conifers, but I’m not so good in that department except for my obsessive love for awesome Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ and the basic natives around town. Anyone know what this one is?
Pretty Pieris japonica
I’d almost completely forgotten about this colorful, shrubby guy with cute little lily of the valley like flowers.
What the heck is this? I’m still curious if it is in fact a UFO topiary. I really hope it is. Didn’t go too crazy with the picture taking. You can check out all my pics from the visit are on flickr here. Next time Matti will go with, I promise.