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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Fall at the SF Botanical Garden

Fall is a beautiful time in the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Heather and I visited today, walking through the Meso American Cloud Forest and Temperate Asia. The crabapple trees (Malus) are still clinging to the last of their blooms, bright pink flowers popping out of grey stems. The Gingko biloba trees are turning from green to gold. And there’s still plenty in bloom, from the dangling red and yellow of Deppea splendens to the gentle pink curls of Nerine bowdenii. If you’re in town, check it out.

See also: Far Out Flora’s recent trip to SFBG.

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3 Responses

That Deppea splendens is gorgeous, but my fav is the giant leaf with your hand. Matti

Posted by Matti on 27 November 2011 @ 6pm

Oh! How beautiful!! I can just see the hummers happily
‘drill’ each of those gorgeous clusters of hanging flowers!!

Posted by Roberta on 27 November 2011 @ 8pm

Sweet! I was there wandering around on Friday morning for a couple hours. Lots of good stuff blooming.

Posted by Megan on 29 November 2011 @ 6pm


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