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

Category: Excursions

Getting out and about.

A Visit to Quarryhill Botanical Garden

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.

A Wintertime Visit to California Carnivores

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.

Up Close in the Conservatory of Flowers

The lens allowed me to see the tiniest of flowers ultra close up.

Plantgasm on Findery

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.

The Critters of RF Orchids

My favorite part of RF Orchids wasn’t the orchids.

A Visit to the Fairchild Botanic Garden

I love living in San Francisco, but all my favorite plants belong to the tropics.

San Francisco’s Newest Hidden Plant Store

Just last month, the SFBG opened a small plant store, and it’s a gem.

Everything’s Blooming at the Conservatory

Even if you’ve been to the Conservatory of Flowers before, it’s time for another visit.

A Visit to SarraceniaDude Gardens

I’d seen some carnivorous plants before, but I’ve never seen anything like Rob’s garden.

San Francisco’s Hidden Plant Stores

Tucked away from view, hidden in backyards like secret handshakes.


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