This is one of my favorite gardens in the Sunset. It’s on the Great Highway frontage road near Rivera. I’ve been drooling over it since we moved to San Francisco, and finally stopped by for some pictures.
The lower Great Highway is a three mile stretch of road where San Francisco meets the Pacific Ocean. Here are some sweet gardens on the Great Hwy within a couple blocks of our home. In our neighborhood, as outer Outer … Continue reading →
Another great garage sale find. For five bucks we picked up a rusty old radio flyer wagon. Matti drilled a bunch of holes in the bottom, I filled it up with dirt, stuck some cuttings from around the yard in … Continue reading →
Echeveria are one of the most diverse succulents genera, at least one of the showiest….and I love showy. They come in all leave shapes, sizes and bumps (yeah, some even look like little warts on the leaves). Their rich texture … Continue reading →
How can you not love the SF Succulent Society? Not only do they have a sweet $1.00 raffle where you almost always win. They offer up cool lectures and unique sale plants that are tough to find at your regular garden shop. Every third Tuesday of the month you can experience the fun of
“Meetings are far from the usual boring fare (no, it’s not a bunch of old people falling asleep in the dark!). We have a lively crowd! Normally, 50 or more people of all ages show up for an informative slide show, panel discussion, or cultivation demonstration. There is always a featured grower offering plants not available elsewhere, a raffle for plants propagated by the club, a show and tell table with an informative discussion of the plants on display, refreshments, and more! Please come check us out. First time visitors receive a free plant!”
Sometimes people argue. Sometimes people say crazy things. A good time is always had by all. We had a blast at the winter solstice hat party in December. You really do get a free plant for your first visit. I’ve never left without a box of cool plants for under $10.00. The informative lectures have expanded my knowledge of succulents. I now know about the Karoo in South Africa. For all of this awesomeness described above, the membership is only $15.00 a year ($5.00 for each additional household member). Worth every penny. The next meeting for the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society is this coming Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 PM in the San Francisco County Fair Building, located at 9th Avenue and Lincoln in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. We’ll be there!