This past weekend we headed to a part of town we rarely frequent, Fisherman’s Wharf. After a quick stop at the Ferry Building to load up on an assortment of free samples at the Farmers’ Market we headed down to Pier 39 to check out the Tulipmania. Warning there is nothing very “Far Out” in this post, but we saw lots and lots of tulips, spring bloomers & tourists.
Hooray for Icelandic poppies (Papaver nudicaule), too!
Back to tulips
Even more tulips
They planted parsley to fill in some of the beds, which looked fabulous.
More gosh darn tulips
Through the twitter world we found out that Denise Dirickson has been the gardener at Pier 39 for thirty five years! She rocks it. Check out my blog post from last year’s summer bloomfest at the wharf here. I have to admit I was a little shocked at how awesome the gardens were. If you find yourself in Fisherman’s Wharf make sure you don’t miss out on the coolest thing there, the Musee Mechanique. Here’s the link to all our pics from Tulipmania on flickr.
Fisherman's Wharf, Really?
Maybe it was the tasty Lagunitas beers I drank on the ferry ride back to SF from Tiburon, but I was pretty gosh darn impressed with the flower action happening in Fisherman’s Wharf. Looks like they combined Cotula lineariloba with Carex testacea here, but I’m not 100% sure about either ID’s. Lemme know if you think I’m wrong on any of these.
Big flowery freak out
In the lower right hand corner you’ve got the most awesome Penstemon in town, Penstemon X gloxinioides ‘Midnight’. It’s seriously hot. If only photos could capture its coolness…. Here’s another picture of it at Annie’s where I first started drooling over it.
Penstemon X gloxinioides ‘Midnight’
Crazy succulent crab
The succulent encrusted crab made my day. I kind of want to bring some Aeonium cuttings down to fill in the empty spaces. They seem to be thriving.
Flowers and lots of Alchemilla mollis ‘Robusta’ I think
Salvia patens perhaps?
A little Cerinthe action