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The NoHo Garden

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One of the many many garden-themed blogs I follow is called Gardens in Unexpected Places. A couple of days ago I got to take a tour of some gardens in unexpected places myself, and thought it would make for an … Continue reading

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Alcatraz Florilegium

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By now, all y’all know I have a special fondness for the Gardens of Alcatraz, and post something every time I go out there. Why, even my banner above is me in my Garden Docent hoodie. 🙂 I volunteered out … Continue reading

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Putzing Around the Grotto

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Yesterday I spent some time working in our own garden. Imagine that! Naturally, we had done something of a significant cleanup when we participated in the Noe Valley Garden Tour in May, but that was just what it sounds like … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Mt. Tamalpais

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My friend Fennel has been following my Urban Hike posts, and after my Point Bonita Lighthouse one said he could show me the bus route to the top of Mt. Tamalpais, north of SF in Marin County, and take me … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Yerba Buena Island

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I’ve been getting distracted from blogging on my boZannical Gardens blog. Bummer! Besides having tons of homework to cope with, I have been directing my writing efforts more towards my growing memoir and blog of autobiographical tales. I’ve still been … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Point Bonita Lighthouse

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Wow, what a day it was yesterday. Gorgeous and clear! It was pretty cold at my house, but once I got to the north end of town on my journey it really wasn’t all that bad. In fact, I was … Continue reading

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Prepping for a Meadow on Alcatraz

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What a GORGEOUS day it was today! Here we are a couple of days into the new year, and it was clear and sunny. A perfect day for gardening on Alcatraz! It was cold, though. Very cold (well, not by … Continue reading

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Urban Nature: Exploring POPOS

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Living in an urban environment usually means coping with dense populations, cramped quarters, and tall buildings. Often, the premium on space means our own homes are small. Heck, here in SF, they are even considering allowing 220 square foot single … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Pemberton Steps and Tank Hill

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Yesterday’s Urban Hike took Spoon and me along a path I walk almost every week. I do some some weekly garden maintenance over in the Cole Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s a mostly uphill journey to get there, so … Continue reading

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Special Occasions and Variation #3: Ikebana Lesson VI

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Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. –Pablo Picasso A friend posted that on her Facebook yesterday, and it is the perfect quote to describe the Ikebana process. Love it. Like I mentioned … Continue reading

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