Hi there and Happy Fall to you! Hopefully, you’re still finding time to garden. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area gardening and planting is year round with mild winter temperatures making this possible. Today is October 12, 2020 and our business is off to plenty of planting especially in the next few months of Indian Summer, where particularly in SF we get some of our warmest temps. In this post I hope you enjoy seven statement succulents from the iconic Agaves to the very sweet Aeonioums. With stripped or marbled leaves variegation gives you many options in plant design,
We’re just back from a week-long trip to Sedona, Arizona where arresting views of red rock canyons is a feast for the eyes and provides an incredible and unique backdrop for home owners. (Lots of photos below!!!) If you haven’t been to Sedona, this high desert paradise is a 2-hour drive from Phoenix (an easy […]
Here’s an incredibly gorgeous and useful ground cover that will definitely make your friends and neighbors jealous when it’s in flower! Crassula multicava belongs on a short list of best succulents to use especially where other sun-loving ground covers won’t grow.
1. Generally the thinner the leaf the wetter the conditions the plant can tolerate.
2. Succulent plantings…to figure out how close to plant them in the ground, you’ll want to know both growth rate and the plant’s ultimate, mature size.
If the front of your house or building melds into the sidewalk without any sort of setback, what can you possibly do to green your place up?
Is it possible to include a tiny little garden?
If not, are there other ideas to warm up, spruce up the front of your house?
Yes, and especially if you have some front setback. Take a look at a few different situations to get your creative juices flowing.
There’s no doubt about it! California’s recent four year drought has shifted our thinking when it comes to gardening, and landscaping in general. A good example, take a look at San Francisco’s landscape sidewalk program.
Q: What do you do when you don’t have “in-the-ground” garden space but want to include large scale tree succulents or large scale succulents? A: Containers! A large, suitably sized container won’t offend a large succulent, even if it does constrict its root growth a bit; it’s not a problem.
It had been so long since my last visit to the Huntington Botanical Gardens that I could barely remember it! Gone are the old lawns to the new entrance; apparently there have been a lot of renovations in the last two years (new gardens, new buildings) and something like fifty per cent of the lawn acreage
Ever heard of a G ART EN? Me neither; I just made it up. But, if there was ever a modern garden that blended art & plants to create one, I found it in Beverly Hills, and it blew me away!
Now, before I begin a short, mostly photo chat about Banana Republic, I want you to know that I’m not affiliated with this brand. It’s true that I did sell clothes at this flagship Grant Avenue, San Francisco store (eons ago) for about a year, but that was before I got into a life of plants, gardens and outdoor living. Anyway, here’s what I’m thinking they did right.