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Pitcher Plant Project’s Gorgeous Greenhouse

August 16, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 5 Comments

Pitcher plant insanity

A couple weeks ago I had the good fortune to visit our plant nerd friend Rob from The Pitcher Plant Project and his amazing greenhouse space. We first met Rob three years ago when he offered us a free Gunnera. Check out the blog post from back in the day, there’s a super cute pic of the three of us. While Rob thinks this is kind of a crappy time of the year appearance wise for his huge Sarracenia collection, I have to disagree. Check out the pics below.

Pitcher plant insanity

Pitcher plant insanity

Pitcher plant insanity

Cutie babies

Aloe polyphylla family

Rob grows more than pitcher plants. Love these!

Fenestraria freak out

Sweet, sweet succulent land

Thank you so much for all the fab plant presents and the great visit Rob! Check out all the crazy cool pics I took at the greenhouse here. If you scroll to very end you’ll see a few shots of our old sunset garden. As I was driving home through SF, I went by the old place and our next door neighbor happened to be taking out the trash. Got a few minutes of viewing over the fence.

Rene’s Garden of Goodness

June 3, 2010 by Megan | 7 Comments

Euphorbias, yuccas, aloe and more!

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.


Awesome Arbor

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.

Pollinator attractors

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.


Vintage Greenhouse

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