Far Out Flora

March 17, 2010
by Megan

Plant ID Week Seven Picks

Plant ID class took us to the Noe Valley neighborhood to see a ton of acacias…plus some others thrown in too. Here are our top three picks: Of all the Acacias, this is the favorite of the bunch.  The common … Continue reading

March 12, 2010
by Megan

Gollum in the Garden

There is something about Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ that makes me smile every time I stumble upon it in our garden.  Maybe it is the texture, those crazy odd shaped leaves, or the dance of color between lime green and red… … Continue reading

March 10, 2010
by Megan

Plant ID Week Six Pics

Our Plant ID was at Strybing Arboretum this week.   Here are three of our faves. We have crossed paths with this attractive shrub on many occasions, but we never knew its name.  Wooly Senna is one cool cucumber.  Its seed … Continue reading

March 4, 2010
by Megan

Plant ID Week Five Faves

This week our Plant ID class was all about the Myrtaceae family, with a few others thrown in.  Here are our top three picks: This is where decorative eucalyptus comes from. Love it, but guess it doesn’t make a great … Continue reading

February 25, 2010
by Megan

Simply Senecio

Operation Herreanus Hunt – complete! For months now, I have been keeping an open eye for this amazing succulent, Senecio herreanus.  The hunt ended 8 day ago while attending the SF Succulent & Cactus Society (SFSCS) meeting. SFSCS features a … Continue reading