I’m not sure why, but my mind has been wandering back to a few of the gardens I had the pleasure of visiting during the 2013 Garden Bloggers Fling in San Francisco. This one in particular stands out, it’s obviously a garden created by a plant lover, plants are tucked in every available spot — containers line the steps, epiphytes adorn the palm trunk — it’s a bit of heaven on earth. Of course the plant palette helps turn the lust meter up a notch or two as well.

I remember chatting with a friend on the bus as we drove up this garden. He said my eyes got huge and I had a sort of “let me off this bus or else!” look. Thank goodness the bus stopped there, I didn’t have to resort to any drastic measures.
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This beautiful Aloe polyphylla was growing right out next to the public sidewalk in the hellstrip. No biggie.
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Oh the temperate Bay Area climate. Where Agave attenuata doesn’t melt, Brugmansia grow to tree size and Cordylines reach the roof-line of a tall two or three story home.
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And Bromeliads can be planted out, in the ground.
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And don’t even get me started on this! A to-die-for Phoenix canariensis (I believe) studded with Tillandsia…
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This garden had something super-special going on where ever you looked…
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It was plant rich and just plain fun.
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Very inspirational.
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Thanks for reliving it with me!
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