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29 02, 2020

Bee’s Bliss Sage in Bloom

By |2020-02-29T14:25:09-08:00February 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Late last spring I got a Salvia Bee's Bliss from my friend @linsaycrazyplantlady's nursery. I planted it near the rocks by the fish pond and left it do its thing. Turns out there were a couple of giant white squill bulbs lurking below the surface in that location that I had forgotten. In November the squill erupted from the ground, leafed out, and completely covered the Bee's Bliss. And so I forgot about the little sage. Yesterday while doing some  [keep reading...]

4 01, 2020

Pozo Blue Sage in Early Bloom

By |2020-01-04T10:05:08-08:00January 4th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is Salvia Pozo Blue (Salvia clevelandii X leucophylla) a hybrid of two So Cal natives, Purple Sage and Cleveland Sage. I picked it up about two years ago from La Pilatas Nursery, a native plant specialist not too far from here. It's leaves resemble the Cleveland Sage's leaves, but they're spaced farther apart on leggy stems like the Purple Sage. The smell is a woodsy must akin to the Cleveland Sage. I like the plant because it makes a  [keep reading...]

24 10, 2019

Photo of the Day: Welcome to October

By |2019-10-24T12:06:47-07:00October 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

We're just a week away from November and it's so hot even the plants in the pond are wilting. It's 96° and 13% humidity outdoors. In the greenhouse it's even worse. 111° and 1% humidity. Not that this is unusual. We usually get one last heatwave right around this time. But, dang. all those seedlings I planted are going to fry.

6 08, 2014

San Diego Tomatoes

By |2014-08-02T11:35:11-07:00August 6th, 2014|Tags: , , |

"You've got to try these!" a friend of mine who works at a nursery said. "They're San Diego Tomatoes and they saved San Diego!" From what they saved San Diego I have no idea (and neither did my friend), but they're a tasty mid-sized slicer and boy do they like growing in San Diego. This photos shows the haul from just two tomato plants.

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