Getting out and about.
The Dahlias are exploding in Golden Gate Park.
I found myself in Santa Barbara, California, last weekend and got the chance to visit Lotusland. I was prepared for Lotus flowers, but what really blew me away? The succulents.
You drive by miles of grape groves, tidy lines on the hillsides, before getting to this oasis of wild nature. Yet, the place is also unnatural, as all of the plants come from half a world away.
This weekend I got to visit California Carnivores in Sebastopol, CA, growing carnivorous plants since 1989. The plants were all dormant since it’s winter, but there was still so much beauty to be seen.
The lens allowed me to see the tiniest of flowers ultra close up.
Findery is a fun new site that lets you attach virtual notes to real places. I’ve been using it to note some of my favorite plants in San Francisco.
My favorite part of RF Orchids wasn’t the orchids.
I love living in San Francisco, but all my favorite plants belong to the tropics.
Just last month, the SFBG opened a small plant store, and it’s a gem.
Even if you’ve been to the Conservatory of Flowers before, it’s time for another visit.