Far Out Flora

Foliage Follow Up First Timers

March 16, 2012 by Megan Speckmann | 11 Comments

Euphorbia rigida & friends

So yesterday’s Bloom Day post was kind of lame. Lots of repeat blooms… nothing really exciting, so I finally got my act together for a Foliage Follow Up post. Not sure why we never did one before. We’ve got way more going on in the foliage department than flowers most of the time. Thanks to Pam at Digging for hosting the leafy online get together!

Dudleya pulverulenta

Momma Dudleya with new little pup. There’s another cutie on the other side.

Succulent friends

You gotta love Oscularia deltoides (the frosty blue guy crawling around in the Aeoniums). This side of the garden gets no direct sun for a couple of months in the winter, but the succulents don’t seem to care.


Othonna capensis

This teeny weeny little succulent is in my top ten favorite succulents list. It’s just so gosh darn cute.

Agave & friends

Dang it, I have no idea what Agave this is. We won it at the SF Succulent Society Sale a couple years ago and I never bothered to write down the name. Anyone know what it might be?


Sorry the pic is so blown out. This is one of the oldest and least touched (rearranged) succulent sections of the garden besides the succulents under our Agave americana.



Plectranthus neochilus & Aeoniums

The Plectranthus buds don’t count as blooms, do they? I love this plant and its herby smell. You either hate the smell or love it. It’s super tough if you have a spot where nothing else with grow. Happy Foliage Follow Up!

May Bloom Day Merriment

May 14, 2011 by Megan | 25 Comments

Viola Village

Hurray for May Bloom Day! Thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! Our backyard is the bloomiest it’s EVER been. People at work have said I’ve crossed over to “Flower Floozy” land, and I think they might be right even though I keep denying it. This container is full of Viola ‘Tiger Eyes’, Viola nigra ‘Bowles Black’, Viola ‘Etain’ with Satureja douglasii (Yerba Buena) creeping around. There’s some Aeoniums hanging out, too.

Echium wildpretii continues to rock!

Container experiment

This is our blue/orange container I planted back in early April. I’m liking it so far. There’s a bumble bee checking out Linaria reticulata
. I’m hooked on the Cerinthe retorta and Cheiranthus x allionii.

Ageratum corymbosum

Echeveria amoena adorableness

Digitalis obscura "Sunset Foxglove"

Sedum angelina blooming

Fuchsia boliviana

Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani'

Fuchsia 'Fanfare'

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

Othonna capensis ‘Little Pickles’

Clarkia breweri

Phygelius capensis ‘Magenta’

Calendula officinalis ‘Bronzed Beauty’

Dudleya & Aeoniums

November 24, 2010
by Megan

Cranking Out Containers

Two weekends ago we spent both sunny warm days playing in the garden. When I wasn’t shoving teeny little succulents in globes, I was shoving bigger succulents in this plastic fish we bought for a dollar in Alameda (shout out … Continue reading