Monthly Archives: November 2012

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CCSF Holiday Plant Sale

Semiannual events of personal importance to me are the spring and winter plant sales at City College of San Francisco. It’s a fundraiser for scholarships for students in the Environmental Horticulture and Floristry Department (I’ve personally benefited from the scholarships … Continue reading

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Tumblr Tuesday

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Long time no Tumblr Tuesday! I’d been having issues with Tumblr, where pix I’d upload wouldn’t appear as a post for a few hours up to a week. It was disenchanting, and I stopped using Tumblr altogether because of it. Eventually, the … Continue reading

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Installation: Front Yard Cleanup (Before and After)

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This past Saturday we got to expand the portfolio a bit with a front yard cleanup. My favorite kind of gardening work is coming into a clean slate and doing the planting, but a little dirty cleanup work is good … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Travels

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Thanksgiving was a massive feast for us this year, and there were no leftovers at the end of the day. 🙂 Part of the festivities for the day was a card game called Progressive Rummy. Ever hear of that? AVOID … Continue reading

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Urban Hike? Well, sorta.

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By now, y’all are familiar with my Urban Hike series. Yesterday I did an Urban Hike, of sorts, but didn’t really approach the outing as such when I set out. I just happened to take a lot of pix I … Continue reading

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Installation: Sidewalk Planting

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Yesterday I had a super quick-and-easy gardening gig. Patrick Lannan at Flora Grubb Gardens has designed several gardens that I’ve planted (some examples here, here, here, and here), and this particular instance was a simple street planting he helped a … Continue reading

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Follow-Up Foliage, November 2012

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A lovely follow-up to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day posts encouraged by Carol of May Dreams Gardens is Follow-Up Foliage. Logically, it happens on the 16th of the month, the day after Bloom Day. I’ve got a foliage-heavy garden (vs. flower-heavy), so it’s easier for … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for November 2012

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It’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post. Here’s what’s blooming in my garden this month! Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Bernal Heights Park

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Yesterday was a gorgeous, clear, sunny day, despite being bitingly cold. (“Biting cold” in San Francisco is 55°F/13°C). In all the years I’ve lived here, I had never been to Bernal Heights Park! I’ve been around it, by way of … Continue reading

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Coastal Hazards: Hiking for Geology, Round 2

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This is a little bit of a diversion from my usual topics of gardens and plants, but the recreational aspect here warrants including my geology class field trip along the lines of my Urban Hike series. This is not so … Continue reading

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