Tag Archives: rhododendrons

Those Ugly Azaleas

I am not usually mean about other people’s flowers, in fact I am a big fan of a lot of unsophisticated, overused flowers- petunias, marigolds. But I have a new plant that I cannot abide. Rhodedendrons in sickly purple. When … Continue reading

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San Francisco Botanical Garden

    The San Francisco Botanical Garden is an unlikely spot on a typical tourist weekend in San Fran.  Golden Gate Bridge?  check.  Muir Woods?  check.  Fisherman’s Wharf? check.  Alcatraz?  check.   In my quest to see the great public gardens in … Continue reading

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In praise of killing plants

Many of my friends claim to be unable to keep a plant alive, and they think that they are therefore unable to garden.  This is almost always based on a dead houseplant they once had, a container garden they tried to … Continue reading

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