May 1, 2018

Jeff and I went up to Seattle this weekend and spent most of the weekend exploring the urban landscapes of the city, as the rhododendrons, cherry trees, azaleas, dogwoods, lilacs and myriad other plants awakened from their winter slumber.  Seattle has a bit easier a ti...

April 10, 2018

During our latest drought, a high pressure ridge over the North Pacific formed, and was famously dubbed 'The ridiculously resilient high pressure ridge" because the damn thing wouldn't go away.  It kept winter storms from crossing into California.  Now it's clear what'...

April 28, 2017

The SFUSD has finally approved a school for Mission Bay, on the vacant lots near the traffic circle (west of MB360).  This brings us one step closer to completion of the Mission Bay Redevelopment project, as this parcel's future was undetermined up to this point....

April 19, 2017

Actually, Tulips have finished blooming in San Francisco  (let's face it - we have a bizarre and strange climate). Tulips haven't really begun blooming in The Netherlands, but they are going great guns up in Mt. Vernon, Washington, and Jeff and I were fortunate to see...

December 9, 2016

If you've brought a poinsettia into your home or office for the holiday, here are some guidelines for caring for the plant:

Don't let the plant get too wet, and don't let it get too dry.  Press your finger to the soil and press hard. If you detect moisture, don't water....

November 30, 2016

The last appeal was heard, and we won.  Work will commence in January!  Can't wait for 2019.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/220491025-story

November 12, 2016

Last year, the Hetch Hetchy reservoir was at 45% capacity.  After our October rains (2nd heaviest in history), the reservoir is at 77% capacity.  

http://www.sfexaminer.com/take-drought-incredibly-wet-october-lifts-sfs-water-supply/

August 24, 2016

We enjoy fine food and fine wine - and are very partial to organically produced products (we believe organically produced food taste better - to say nothing of the positive impact organic farming has on the environment).  Peay Vineyards produces an exceptional wine, an...

August 7, 2016

At a recent San Francisco Integrated Pest Management Technical Advisory Committee (yes, it's a mouthful, and yes, it's part of San Francisco's ever-growing bureaucracy)... we were introduced to a website called SFPlantFinder.org.  This site was created by San Francisco...

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