Tag Archives: Flora Grubb Gardens

the case of the disappearing hebes

I was in San Francisco recently for several days cat-sitting a charming fraidycat in the Mission district named Banksy. It was during this trip that I solved the case of the disappearing hebes, those lovely little shrubs from New Zealand. … Continue reading

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repotting Cussonia spicata

Cussonia spicata, June 2014. Cussonias are also known as Cabbage Trees, all from South Africa, and I want every one I’ve ever seen. In my zone 10 they can be grown outdoors, where they will fulfill their ultimate destiny as … Continue reading

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notes on some spring plant sales

Is that a water pistol in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? I’ve been hearing from friends in the retail nursery business that the new water restrictions have them very worried. Indeed, I’ve been told retail … Continue reading

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rhipsalis in the Bay Area

I was up in the Bay Area for two days, helping to launch a vegetable garden, which was just enough time to squeeze in a couple brief plant shopping forays at Flora Grubb Gardens and Annie’s Annuals & Perennials. At … Continue reading

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Sean Hogan at Flora Grubb Gardens

On Sunday, July 17, 2011, Sean Hogan of Cistus Nursery, Portland, Oregon, gave a talk at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, California, entitled “The Art of the Rosette.” I’ve visited Cistus Nursery twice, so I know first-hand that it’s … Continue reading

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Wyatt Ellison Metal Work

Somebody sign this man up now to do whatever he wants with an exhibit at a 2012 garden show. Flora Grubb Gardens currently has a good selection of his work, where I snapped these photos over the weekend. Images frrom … Continue reading

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Potting Soil From Flora Grubb

MB Maher is spending a lot of time in San Francisco this spring and needed to buy some potting soil for the new roots he’s putting down. He sent back a few photos of his excursion. Nice place to buy … Continue reading

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