notes, musings and rants from plant lovers

Three Best Movies Starring Plants

written by: Lisa Van Cleef posted: September 17, 2010

With rain predicted, let's root ourselves into the couch and watch TV.

Rain is predicted for the weekend. Hurray!  We now have an excuse for lazing around in our jammies all weekend watching movies about plants. Our three favorites?

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Plant of the Moment

written by: Lisa Van Cleef posted: September 13, 2010


Nothing smells better than this.

Where’s our scratch ‘n sniff monitors?!  The Luculias are in bloom throughout the garden.  This gorgeous Asian shrub produces some of the best smelling flowers around.  Don’t miss them.  They’re intoxicating.  We’ve got Luculias in the Rhododendron Garden, Asian Discovery Garden and Moon Viewing Garden.  Come by for a sniff.

Weed-free Gardening

written by: Lisa Van Cleef posted: September 9, 2010


Great story on killing weeds and lawns in the NY Times

Nice story on weed-free gardening in the Times today.   Lazy gardeners unite!


Beyond the Camera and Into the Garden

written by: Lisa Van Cleef posted: September 3, 2010

Instructor Saxon Holt shows how the master does it.

This ain’t your average photography class.  Award-winning, Bay Area phenomenon Saxon Holt will be teaching an incredible series of garden photography classes at the SFBG. Read the full story »

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