It is summer and we are having a party to celebrate the arrival of some beautiful artwork.
Thursday June 12
4:00 to 7:00 pm or later if the evening is warm
Come join us for cocktails and let's talk about our gardens, coo at the plants, and meet the guests of honor, artists Patrick E. and Jessica Niello.
Patrick E.'s works - big bugs with big personalities rendered in steel and glass tile - are a perfect match for our garden. Many of you enjoyed the giant dragonfly that graced our garden last year. Patrick has created a bevy of giant bugs just for our garden.
by Patrick E.
Jessica Niello's paintings allow you to appreciate the beauty of some misunderstood or overlooked garden dwellers -- the bugs! Jessica's works magnify these tiny creatures and allow you to appreciate the details.
by Jessica Niello's
We have a few styles and colors of pottery on sale while supplies last. Up to 30% off!
Cool Plants Agave Kara's Stripes
Okay, this is the last Agave I will write about for a while, I promise. But this one is really special! This is a variegated Agave attenuata introduced to the plant world just last year by local horticulturalist Gary Gragg. This soft, spineless Agave is yellow with marginal green stripes. It will be happy in cool sun or part shade. It will grow slowly, someday perhaps reaching the size of the parent plant, three or four feet across, and clustering. It will be damaged by temperatures below 28 degrees, but will recover from freezes to the mid-20s F.
We only have 40 of these, and they will go fast, so come grab one soon.
Agave Kara's Stripes
Leptinella "Platt's Black'
I love this ground cover, which looks to me like tiny little purple ferns. If you put it in a really sunny spot, it will turn dark purple and hug the ground. In a shadier spot it will get a little taller and a little bit greener. It gets tiny yellow button flowers, is great as a small-scale lawn substitute or between stepping-stones, and is nice to plant under something bright spring green or yellow for contrast.
Leptinella "Platt's Black'
Aeonium may be the perfect plant for San Francisco. There are tons of varieties of this gorgeous succulent. We have a half a dozen different ones in stock now. The colors range from deepest black-red to bright white and pink. In spring, established plants can produce cones of golden flowers. Aeonium thrive with little water. Although the plant looks best with some regular irrigation, if you forget about your Aeonium for a few weeks it will still be waiting for you, alive when you come back. Aeonium will thrive in a container or in the ground. They will take a bit of shade or full sun. All will tolerate costal conditions and are hardy to around 28-30 degrees F.
Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop
We hope to see you a week from Thursday! Flora and everyone at Flora Grubb Gardens
Flora Grubb Gardens
1634 Jerrold Ave. at 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
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