Monthly Archives: November 2009

Shades of Green… and blue, and gray…


shades of green

I love this combination of plants! The shapes, textures and colors all compliment each other so beautifully. The shiny blue-green glaze of the pot in the foreground and the barely visible natural stone fountain in the background make this a Sunset Magazine/Garden Design-worthy image, if I do say so myself! This little vignette is part of a garden I designed and planted about a year ago that had an Asian-inspired theme. Now that I’m done gloating, if anyone’s still with me, here’s a list of the plants:

– Echeveria imbricata (Hens & Chicks)

– Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’ (Dwarf Japanese Juniper)

– Bamboo (can’t remember which, but definitely ‘clumping’ type!)

– Chondropetalum tectorum (Cape Rush)

BTW, the fountain is from Fabbri Home & Garden in Half Moon Bay and the pot is from AW Pottery in Berkeley. Isn’t it great when a plan comes together??


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Tiny Garden

succulent gardens

Cutest Thing Ever!

Last week I drove down the coast to see my friend Robin at Succulent Gardens in Moss Landing. He has a wonderland of all things succulent-y. Acres of the most beautiful, varied and healthy plants imaginable. I filled my truck up with plants for a garden I just planted in Montara that is right on the ocean. The thing I wanted for myself, though, was NOT FOR SALE yet! It was a prototype for a product that they will be selling soon. This little gem was about 5in. by 12in. on the outside, so the planted area was aprx. 2.5″ x 9.5″. Tiny!!! …and cute. Oh my god.

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Absolutely Nothing to do With Gardening…

kiss on steps

Us at San Francisco City Hall

I haven’t done a post in over three months, and this is my excuse! I got married on September 22nd at City Hall in SF (and on Sept.26th in HMB…long story).

I was a bit preoccupied with things not gardening related; dresses, shoes, music, food, airplane tickets, hotel reservations, in-laws, a new step-daughter, two teenagers who’ve had me to themselves for over 10 years, etc.

I’m back home, back to work and back to my blog now, though. I just thought first I’d post a pic from City Hall before I got back to business as usual. We both wore suits from the 1940s. It was a fantastic ceremony and a fantastic day!

Ahhhh, love!!!

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