Far Out Flora

Flora Grubb Goodness

August 17, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 6 Comments

Pitcher plant festival

Before I went to check out The Pitcher Plant Project’s sweet 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.

Croton, maybe?

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.

Succulent crazytown

Flora hires the best succulent composers in town.

Succulentland

Dykia and friends

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.

Edsel

The chairs match the bloom above. You can check out all the pics I took at FGG here. Happy Saturday!

Marvelous Magic Garden

November 11, 2011 by Megan Speckmann | 10 Comments

Viola Frey Sculpture

I’m taking a little break from my Wisconsin blog-o-rama fest (there’s only one, maybe two more left, I promise) to show you some pics of a super sweet private San Francisco  garden we had the privilege of visiting back in mid-October. Right away we recognized the sculpture by Viola Frey. This amazing space was created by Aerin Moore and Christian Cobbs of Magic Gardens (their website is rad & they even have a nursery in Berkeley that I’m kind of embarrassed we haven’t visited yet). Here are a few of my favorite pics from the visit, but you can check them all out here.

Recycled wall

 

Aeonium 'Cyclops'

Sultry Salvia confertiflora

Succulents out front

Senecio vitalis & friends

 

Dreamy Euphorbia rigida

Passiflora bee party

 

June 14, 2010
by Megan
20 Comments

Happy June Bloom Day!

Hurray for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! We’ve got some good stuff blooming right now. I had some Mimulus back in Wisconsin. I remember it being a pain in the neck to deadhead. It still is… I never really knew what … Continue reading