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 gave our child the middle name Aloe. Check out this link for more posts about aloes. We like them a lot. Here are a few more reasons you should get over to the garden for the aloe fun fest:
We recently spent some time walking around our old neighborhood in Outer Sunset and are absolutely in love with the back garden at General Store. It opened up before we moved, but the back was not nearly as cool then.
Wall of awesome
One of our colleagues at Flora Grubb Gardens, Taylor is responsible for much of this beautiful space and we’re impressed.
I can’t get enough of these flowers. They last forever, too!
Our little Andy Goldsworthy
Zoe immediately started creating her own natural art work with stones on this wonderful rustic wood table, declaring “art” the entire time. If you’re ever down by the beach, definitely stop and check this place out. The parklet out front is fabulous, too.
Matti and I walked over to Floradora’s former house to check out her super rad garden from the past. I pretty much freaked when I saw this Aloe marlothii while walking Zoe and Max earlier. It’s only two or three blocks away. Kelly (Floradora) immediately identified this guy via instagram as her old place and plant. It looked kind of big in my instagram pic of it, and a little more big above… but check out the pic below.
It’s so crazy huge someone needs to stand next to it to see how crazy huge it really is. Kelly brought this home as a wee little four incher from Annie’s many a years ago, kept it inside for a bit and then let it go all awesome in front of her house.
Salvia canariensis var. candissima
I was excited to see a full grown Salvia canariensis var. candissima looking happy. We planted one back in July that’s looking good.
Fig, Cussonia and friends
Euphorbia & friends
Agave attenuata & friends
p.s. Check out this link for tons of sweet blog posts from the 2013 SF Garden Bloggers Fling that Kelly put together. They went to all the cool garden spots in the Bay Area.
All kinds of awesome crazy
This garden is only a block away or so. I think it might be one of Floradora’s designs, but I’m not sure. Love all that hot pink and silver action.
Here’s another fantastic garden next to the previous that I think Floradora may have designed. I have to admit that there are many crappy front gardens in our parts, but there are a few good ones sprinkled around. Check out this link if you missed out on part one of the neighborhood tour.
Before I went to check out The Pitcher Plant Project’ssweet greenhouse I met up with garden rock star Johanna Silver from Sunset Magazine at Flora Grubb Gardens. We did hard time together in City College’s Plant ID class back in the day. It was actually very fun, but I have to admit I’ve gotten lazy with my botanical Latin these days. I used to religiously take pics of tags and make sure everything was tagged and spelled right on flickr. Now I’m happy if I actually take pictures with the good camera and get them uploaded. Anyways… Matti still works for Flora full-time, and we both run the web shop. Zoe’s starting part-time daycare in September, so I’ll be able to dedicate more time to it. We’re hoping to add some super cool new stuff very soon.
I’ve killed every Codiaeum or Croton (Clarke, help! I’m not totally sure which are which, or what the above is) we’ve brought home. I had no idea that it was in the Euphorbiaceae family until I looked it up a few minutes ago. That explains a lot. They look super cute in these containers.
Flora hires the best succulent composers in town.
Dyckia and friends
Another gorgeous composition.
Passiflora on the fence
I kept snapping pics on the way out, including this pretty passiflora on the fence.
The chairs match the bloom above. You can check out all the pics I took at FGG here. Happy Saturday!
We couldn’t miss out on the SF Botanical Garden when we were back in town for a visit. I think the Puya alpestris pictured above is blooming right now, so you should go check it out. Check out our blog about the Puya insanity at SFBG last year.
Zoe & the Kniphofias
Zoe loves traveling around in the Ergo. It’s pretty amazing to be able to nurse and walk around looking at plants without anything hanging out.