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Plants at an Exhibition

It is a grand thing when plants become the subject of an exhibit.  I don’t mean in the beds of a botanic garden or decorating a designer’s display at a flower show, but an honest to goodness exhibition, in this case ‘Wicked Plants’ at The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco

Too often we only think of plants as wild things tamed to suit our needs, either aesthetic or utilitarian.  Gardeners know the reality – that our gardens go wild beyond our control; but never-the-less we rarely think of going to an exhibit of plants – indoors.  Well, we should.  Plants are as amazing as any art form, and as intriguing as any  science exhibit.  Now we plant lovers have a fun show of plants based on the book ‘Wicked Plants’ by Amy Stewart. Continue Reading →

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Gardens of Alcatraz

The rock - Alcatraz island

I was recently invited by The Garden Conservancy to tour the Alcatraz garden project.  The Conservancy, in partnership with The Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, has spent the past 5 years restoring and replanting the barren and windswept old prison in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Continue Reading →

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