Far Out Flora

Ruth Bancroft Garden Rocks

June 22, 2011 by Megan Speckmann | 16 Comments

Scopelogena verruculata I love you!

This past Sunday afternoon we decided to get some heat, and headed over to The Ruth Bancroft Garden. It was 92 degrees. A little shocking when an hour earlier it was 60 degrees and foggy at the house. I blame the heat on our laziness about taking pictures of ID tags. I got Scopelogena verruculata only because I really want it.  Apparently it has fragrant yellow flowers in Spring. We went nuts and took tons of pictures. They’re all here on flickr, but these are a few faves from the bunch.

Echinocactus grusonii "Barrel Cactus"

Echinocactus grusonii "Barrel Cactus"

Matti and the giant Agave

Aeonium fun

January 27, 2011
by Megan

Countless Cacti

California Cactus Center was on our list of places to check out.  Glad we did.  They have some cool skool specimens hanging out…and for sale. I’d be the first to admit…we really don’t have a lot of cactus in our … Continue reading

October 26, 2010
by Megan

Xmas or Thanksgiving Cactus

Our Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is already blooming…no way!  Or is it? I checked online and just stumbled across another similar plant called the Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncate).  Sounds like it’s near identical to the Xmas Cactus…but blooms a little … Continue reading

October 22, 2010
by Megan

Succulent Society Picks

Third Tuesday of the month = the SF Succulent and Cactus Society meeting.  The format was different this month.  Members brought in new plants they recently acquired or currently cultivating.Front and center is a Mammillaria sp…the white cactus.  To the … Continue reading