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Miraloma Hilltop Garden: Design for Flora Grubb Gardens

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A big part of my growth in plant palette over the past six-plus years working at Flora Grubb Gardens has been in palms. Prior to working at the nursery, I naively thought I knew the five or so palms of … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement: Permeable Hardscaping Lecture & Workshop

Another speaking engagement! On Saturday, May 16, I will be speaking once again on a topic related to coping with the historic drought: Permeable Hardscaping. My talk is being hosted by Garden for the Environment, the organic demonstration garden on 7th and … Continue reading

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boZannical Design + Installation: Colorful Succulents and Grasses in Balboa Park

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I was so pleased when a friend of ours asked me to redesign an area of their back garden in the Balboa Park neighborhood of San Francisco. We had excavated a weedy area and bricked it in for them last … Continue reading

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boZannical Design + Installation: A Xeric Garden in Glen Canyon

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Last summer I was contacted through the BoZannical Gardens Facebook page with a request to do a design of my own. What a thrill! I love doing garden installations of all flavors, but it’s especially exciting to be called upon to … Continue reading

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Installation: Beautifying a Narrow Patio

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I sure am getting my fair share of livening-up tight spaces, that’s for sure! This past weekend, Tony and I found ourselves on Cathedral Hill, installing a design for Patrick Lannan of Flora Grubb Gardens. This was a long and … Continue reading

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Installation: Tight and Vertical

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Last week I commented about the trials and tribulations of installing a plant design in a tight space, and I recently had an experience of planting in a space even tighter than that! This particular one was a pair of vertical gardens … Continue reading

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Tumblr Salad

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Welcome to another episode in the Tumblr Salad series! Every now and then I get a bug up my bum to pull together a gallery of pix that I’ve posted on the boZannical Tumblr, and you, my blog-reading friends, get … Continue reading

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Installation: Grand Garden in a Small Space

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In another installation of a design by Patrick Lannan of Flora Grubb Gardens, we got to help with a marvelous transformation of a rather small back garden above the Castro-Duncan Open Space, above Noe Valley. Once again I was contacted … Continue reading

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Installation: Tiny Mission Deck

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About a month ago I did a diminutive installation on the tiniest of decks in the Mission District. Patrick Lannan of Flora Grubb Gardens had designed a nice upgrade to the clients’ back deck, and they contacted me to take care … Continue reading

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Death and Destruction

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We had an exciting time last weekend. Not “exciting” as in “Whee!” but “exciting” as in adrenaline. A heavy rain managed to bring down a seriously large tree down the block from us! The block of Hartford Street in the … Continue reading

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