Category Archives: Horticulture

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The Great Myth of Drainage Rocks

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Working in a nursery, I obviously encounter people needing guidance on how to pot a plant or plants into their lovely new containers. It’s a basic task to any of us who have done it, but I regularly run into … Continue reading

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We’re Being Invaded!

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Around these parts you hear a lot about invasive species and the “Nativism” movement (eradicating introduced species of plants and replacing them with California native species.) This sort of thing is currently being done around the region with Australian eucalyptus … Continue reading

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Botany 101: Calling All Plants

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Binomial nomenclature. Ahh, what a lovely phrase! Binomial nomenclature. It rolls off the tongue so elegantly. Binomial nomenclature. And saying it makes ya sound smart and stuff. Nomenclature is one of the things about horticulture that I love geeking out … Continue reading

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Fibonacci Fascination

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Have y’all heard of Fibonacci’s Ratio? I first heard the term in a plant ID course a couple of years ago, and it keeps coming up since then. It’s this totally fascinating mathematical sequence, and I just can’t help but … Continue reading

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on Microclimates…

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Today is one of those days walking around the neighborhood that I’m acutely aware of microclimates and how much they influence gardening in SF – and California in general. It’s one of those days where I left my house cold … Continue reading

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