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

Month: November 2010

Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’

It just sprouted its first leaf, and it’s pink and light green.

Gifts for Gardeners, San Francisco Edition

San Franciscans are blessed with a beautiful city and incredible plant life. Why not give the plant-lover in your life an excuse to get out of their garden?

Gifts for Gardeners, Bookstore Edition

Here are a few of the books that have helped me pretend I know what I’m doing in the garden.

Surprise Blooms

The best kind of flower is a surprise flower.

Gifts for Gardeners, Container Edition

Always buy containers you like, because you’re going to be looking at them for years. Here are a few I’ve tried and liked.

Gifts for Gardeners, Gadget Edition

Looking for the perfect gift for the planter in your family? Here are a few gadgets they’ll love.

A Visit to the SF Conservatory of Flowers

It’s been burned down, smashed up, and abandoned, but after 100 years, the crown jewel of botanical San Francisco is still thriving.

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Hi, my name is Derek. I live in San Francisco with my wife, two little dogs, one grumpy cat, and an ever-increasing mob of plants.


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