Far Out Flora

Our Hungry Little Caterpillar

January 18, 2014 by Megan Speckmann | 8 Comments

Back in September a visitor arrived on our pot of flat leaved parsley. Right before we moved back to Wisconsin from SF we had the pleasure of seeing some Anise swallowtails released in our garden thanks to Tim.

This time one hatched out back all on its own. I’m all about planting for pollinators these days and it looks like it paid off.

Anyone know what this guy is on the Coreopsis tinctoria?

I love this tiny guy, but have no idea what it is. We have all kinds of cool stuff  flying around out back.

One last pic on the oregano it hatched from. For more butterfly action check out Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers.

Wave Garden Wonderfulness

January 16, 2014 by Megan Speckmann | 5 Comments

Aeonium escobarii

We finally checked out the fabulous Wave Garden at the end of October. I’ve known about it for a long time, seen tons of beautiful pictures of it, heck I worked in Richmond twice, so there’s really no good excuse for it taking us so long to actually go there in person.¬† The plantings were designed by Kellee Adams. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the East Bay. Enjoy a few of our pics:

Cussonia paniculata and friends

Aeonium and Cuphea contained

Bougainvillea, Echeveria agavoides & friends

Wavy

More waves & Echeveria elegans

Matti, Zoe and the Richmond Bridge

Happy plant combos

Lovely Leucadendron