The pollinators were going wild for these Crocosmia that I saw during a hike. It is fun to stop for a moment to watch the bees gather up pollen on their legs. It seems like they don’t have a care … Continue reading →
Last Saturday, Matti and I ventured over to our friend Rene’s to check out her garden in the Marina. Amazing! We met Rene in our first semester Fall/Winter Plant ID class at City College. We’ve been dying to see her garden. Rene’s mom was the president of the SF Cacti and Succulent Society last year, so she has an awesome succulent collection.
Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla)
Amazing! This guy’s about 6-7 years old.
Euphorbia, Sempervivum, Sedum goodness
I love the little Euphorbia tucked in with the succulents.
We came home with some clippings from the cool shrubby Aeonium.
Food and Flowers
Tucked behind the greenhouse are raised beds for veggies, herbs and a cutting garden.
Rene plants tons of flowers to attract bees to her garden. She even has a cool little bee box back by the veggies. Annie’s Annuals is hosting ‘Give Bees a Chance‘ this Saturday if you want to learn more about the best bee attracting flowers.
This greenhouse was built way back in 1920′s (Rene, correct me if I got the decade wrong). I’m very jealous.
Echeveria, Cerinthe, Aloe plicatilis and more
Love all of these together! I don’t think you can get more of my favorites in to such a small space.
Dudleya and Tillandsias in a tree
*Just added more pics of this sweet space to our facebook page