10/27/2006

Okay, making up for yesterday.

Some pictures of my friend's garden in Menlo Park.

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Arctostaphylos pajaroensis (Pajaro Manzanita). There are three cultivars that I know of, but I don't know how to identify any of them (Lester Rountree, Brett's Beauty, Roger's Bronze):

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The Phormium was sold to her as a dwarf variety. Ha!

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Some people hate hibiscus.

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Coreopsis gigantea together with Eriogonum arborescens. I just bought E. arborescens seed. I gave her the Coreopsis.

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And we went to Roger Reynolds Nursery in Atherton to look at Japanese maples for me; they've got this kiwi vine going on:

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With just a few kiwis growing on it.

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(The maples in one gallon pots had already dropped their leaves, so no deal.)

My friend showed me some guerilla gardening, Menlo Park-style

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And we went to see the redwoods on Teague Hill.

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Looking uphill at a drainage. This would be a scary place to be during a heavy rain.

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And these are from today, at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.

The entry garden:

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Geese:

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Plectranthus, my favorite low shrub for shade. Not really a shrub, I guess. A perennial.

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2 comments:

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Maybe tomorrow I will take a couple of snapshots and show you why I now hate Hibiscus. I could call it Hibiscus Horrors.

Xris said...

CC: "Hibiscus Horror" - Now I know what I should be for Halloween!

Chuck: I ran and saved a graph of your blog.