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  1. January 28, 2010 4:37 pm

    Love looking at your succulent collections and creations.

    I have two almost 20 year old jade trees that look almost like a bonsai of another tree.

    I have had to give up heavy gardening and succulents fill that gap. However, I now make jewelry because I can’t do the heavy stuff anymore.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Laniecakes permalink
      September 6, 2010 10:09 am

      LOVE your site!!

  2. Elena permalink
    February 27, 2010 9:43 pm

    Another fan signing up!

  3. Regina permalink
    February 27, 2010 11:24 pm

    Are you on twitter?

    • March 25, 2010 1:03 pm

      OMG, how did I miss this one. Hey Regina, yes sfgardengirl and/or FOFmatti


  4. Susie permalink
    March 9, 2010 4:37 am

    Since stumbling over your site- I really enjoy the pictures and reads. Especially since I love anything of San Francisco, having left the city 35 years ago to live abroad.
    I have started planting succulents in thrown out crocs (the shoe) and hanging them around the patio and on trees!

  5. March 16, 2010 4:20 am

    another person signing up – loving these ideas🙂

  6. jocelyne permalink
    March 20, 2010 10:06 am

    i wish i could take matti’s stag class! miss you guys!!!!

  7. Rob permalink
    April 13, 2010 9:02 am

    Hey there Matti and Megan!

    A friend of mine is a bit lost looking for Outer Sunset garden ideas — 47th and Kirkham… Lov eto pick your brains, if you have time, as to what grows well out in the sandy soil — i’ll trade ya a drink and some homemade cookies for yer time..😉

    thanks kids,


    • April 14, 2010 6:39 pm

      Hi Rob,
      We’d love to help your friend out! They’re just a few blocks away from us. Plenty of cool stuff grows out here. I’ll send you an email in just a sec.

      Megan & Matti

  8. May 28, 2010 2:36 am

    Just found your blog thanks to another FaceAche user …. really love it!

  9. Crystal permalink
    June 9, 2010 12:02 am

    Hi Matti and Meagan! Just found your sites a few days ago and I’m loving all the great pictures you have. I’ve never been much of a green thumb, but it’s great to finally learn the names of all the plants I see around the Sunset. (I also live in the Outer Sunset)

    Btw, have you guys seen the huge agaves growing in front of a house on Ortega between 46th and 47th? One has a flower spike shooting out of it that is three stories high!

    • June 12, 2010 6:18 am

      omg, 3 stories…wow. We have not seen the Ortega house agave yet, but will pop over to ckeck it out.

  10. Soni Holladay permalink
    June 13, 2010 6:18 am

    Oh wow! I am a new fan of your website. It’s just awesome.

  11. Stacey Tucker permalink
    June 15, 2010 7:19 pm

    Aloha Megan! What a beautiful site this is, I am such a sucker for succulents. and the bromeliads! wow. We have some lovely stuffs here but you guys are stoked. Maybe when BJ gets to Cali in July he could stop and talk plant story, although he’ll be shy of the Bay, he’s staying in Monterey. I am happy to see your smiling face on here, too. I only checked the site out after being on Mollys blog. Good stuff, keep up the fun hard work!

    • June 16, 2010 8:15 pm

      Hey Stacey!
      It’s been forever! We’re succulent (pretty much any plant) freaks! Bromeliads too🙂 Love the cool stuff we can grow here in SF. I can’t even image what you can grow in Hawaii. I started a pineapple a while back that got HUGE. Love to have BJ stop by for a visit. Flying in to SFO?

  12. Bob Burns permalink
    June 22, 2010 10:33 am

    Here’s a puzzle for you…

    Can you identify this one?

    I ran into this oddity in the city a week ago. To put the pic in perspective, the large rosette in the middle left of the hedge is about 12″ across. The hedge is about 2′ tall.


    Bob Burns
    San Francisco

    • June 23, 2010 3:04 pm

      We figured out what it is! It’s an Aeonium nobile. It’s not a common one to find in cultivation. It’s native to La Palma (one of the Canary Islands). They sell them at Flora Grubb if you’re thinking about picking one up.

  13. September 2, 2010 11:02 am

    Hey- You guys might enjoy the Club I’m in the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society.
    The meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM, and they are held in the San Francisco County Fair Building, located at 9th Avenue and Lincoln in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
    (Parking lot at 10th and Lincon )
    Meetings at the San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society are far from the usual boring fare (no, its not a bunch of old people falling asleep in the dark!). We have a lively crowd! Normally, 50 or more people of all ages show up for an informative slide show, panel discussion, or cultivation demonstration. There is always a featured grower offering plants not available elsewhere, a raffle for plants propagated by the club, a show and tell table with an informative discussion of the plants on display, refreshments, and more! Please come check us out.

    First time visitors receive a free plant!

    -Cid Young

  14. melinda costello permalink
    January 31, 2011 8:37 am

    I am curious how I can submit info/photos about my succulants/garden and photos and the beautiful planter boxes my partner makes for sale.


    • February 1, 2011 3:10 pm

      Hello Melinda, We don’t really have a marketing / for sale submit on our blog. I do know that some people post on our Facebook cool stuff that they make and / or sell. Check it out. Matti

  15. Kasey permalink
    May 4, 2011 10:33 am

    Just stubmled upon your site via your succulent table post and I have really been enjoying all your past posts. My husband and I are quite the succulent/cactus fans ourselves and find all your photos very inspiring. I adore your backyard and hope ours can get there someday. Keep up the wonderful posts!

  16. Abby Draper permalink
    May 12, 2011 6:54 pm

    I love this blog! I just got a Calceolaria integrifolia ‘Kentish Hero’ from SFBG plant sale – hoping it’ll be happy here in our Richmond district garden. If only plants had wheels – I could move it around any time I wanted.

    Thanks for inspiring us – LOVE LOVE LOVE all that you are doing. Your blog, garden, and in-person enthusiasm and joy are infectious.

    • May 12, 2011 8:18 pm

      Awe, that’s so sweet!!!!! We planted our Calceolaria integrifolia a month or two ago and it’s looking happy. We’ve got buds on it! Yours should do just fine in Richmond if it can deal with life at our place🙂

  17. May 20, 2011 11:26 am

    What a great blog. I used to live on 9th and Judah and I was born on Geary at Kaiser. I miss SF! I recognized your entry in our contest from your blog. Good luck! Maybe one day we’ll be on your blog roll (it’s a good one).

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