A rotating exhibit of the things I love most about living in San Francisco.

succulents

loving my hens and chicks.

hens and chicks, succulents in my garden

hens and chicks, succulents in my garden

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hens and chicks = echeveria

hens and chicks = Echeveria elegans

succulents in the garden
succulents in the garden, “Mexican Snowball, Mexican Gem, Pearl Echeveria, White Mexican Rose”
Echeveria elegans

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garden snapshot: blooming aeonium 28 feb 2011

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succulent in bloom


garden snapshot: blooming aeonium

aeonium in bloom, 21 feb 2011…

blooming aeonium, 21 feb 2011

blooming aeonium, 21 feb 2011

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garden snapshot, aeonium flowers start to open

Compare this to last week’s photo: link here

aeonium starts to bloom

aeonium starts to bloom

flowers start to open on the cones of the aeonium

flowers start to open on the cones of the aeonium

my gorgeous aeonium

my gorgeous aeonium


aeonium, ready to explode!

My aeonium is going to explode into a million gazillion little yellow buds very, very soon~! Check out those cones. . .

 

flowering cones of the aeonium

flowering cones of the aeonium

 

 


garden snapshots: happy succulents! Kalanchoe tomentosa and echeveria glauca

Kalanchoe tomentosa (the fuzzy one) and hens and chicks, Echeveria glauca
the fuzzy one is a Kalanchoe (pronounced KAL-n-KOH-ee) tomentosa and the hens and chicks are Echeveria glauca

garden thursday, Dudleya farinosa: Bluff Lettuce

Dudleya farinosa: Bluff Lettuce

Dudleya farinosa: Bluff Lettuce

I love this plant. Given to me as a gift in 2004, its my very first succulent. The original start for this little guy was given to me by my dear friend Marin, himself an avid gardener, cook and intrepid camper. In fact, while on one of his camping trips to Point Reyes, he found a bunch of dudleya on an outcropping near the beach and, since I’d expressed an interest in learning to garden, he plucked a pup from the plant, and brought it back for me. At that time I was just starting my garden by growing some poppies from seed on my terrace. He asked me if I’d considered planting succulents and I explained I didn’t even know what they were. He gave me the dudleya pup, wrapped in damp paper, and explained what I needed to do. . . just put it in the soil! I treated it gingerly, so afraid that I’d kill it, but of course . . . it grew. And quickly. And changed shape and form fantastically! My love of succulents was born. The plant has thrived since 2004, the one pictured above being one of the many offspring from its hearty parent. I always think of Martin when I see this succulent. He and this plant got me started and inspired my love for gardening and especially, for succulents. Martin has since moved back to Spain so when I see my Dudleya, I’m reminded of my dear friend.


ENORMOUS inflorescence spotted, in the Castro!

OH MY- but that’s a big one. . . MAGNIFICENT!

 

an inflorescence is a flower stalk, this one growing upward from an agave plant

an inflorescence is a flower stalk, this one growing upward from an agave plant

 

 


garden snapshot, succulents

 

succulents in the late afternoon

succulents in the late afternoon, October 2010

 


garden snapshot, succulents of course

 

garden snapshot, succulents

garden snapshot, succulents

some aeonium, senecio, crassula falcata. . .