Monday, July 30, 2012

Celebrating with Jane & Friends...

Fuchsia "Fanfare" grows like a weed here in San Francisco, and is blissfully immune to the ubiquitous fuchsia mite that distorts leaves and flowers on most other varieties.

 Jane's "Flowers In The House" blog celebration motivated me to do some overdue pruning on our backyard monster!

"Fanfare" has huge flowers - most are at least 3 inches long.

It's easy to see why one of the old fashioned common names for fuchsia is "Lady's Earrings"... 

Today there are floral offerings from all over the world here on Jane's blog....
Flowers In The House

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Fruits

Are especially delicious right now!
Might be a good time to check out your local farmers' market to see what's available.....

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Foggy Afternoon: Golden Gate Park

Found the time to take a quick stroll through the entry garden at the Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park last Friday afternoon. Designed and installed by Roger Raiche and David McCrory of Planet Horticulture in 1998, the garden, for the most part, has held up relatively well through years of municipal budget cuts and diminishing maintenance. The plant choices and groupings are lovely in their maturity and still incredibly inspiring - and the cool, foggy afternoon light was perfect for taking pictures....

Will be sharing this post with the gardeners at
Fishtail Cottage Garden Party

Monday, July 2, 2012