gardening: Your future Redwood City home will be on the market soon - 07/26/18 04:23 PM
In the sellers' market we've been experiencing for a long while in the Silicon Valley and San Mateo County, potential buyers often feel frustrated.
I'm happy to give you a heads-up on a home that will be on our MLS 2 weeks from today. 
The Location:
West side of the Alameda de las Pulgas, near Sequoia Hospital Easy access to both I-280 and US 101 and CalTrain stations for your commute to the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and points in between 5-minute drive to downtown Redwood City; 8 minutes to downtown San Carlos (per Google maps) great location for outdoor activities at city … (8 comments)

gardening: Gardening in a Community Garden in San Francisco - 08/16/17 08:44 PM
8 years ago my husband and I bought our future home, a condo in San Francisco, right in the heart of everything, where we could go almost everywhere we wanted on a daily basis by foot, or by public transit if need be. The only drawback: no space in which to have a tiny garden.
8 years ago I put my name on the waiting list for a garden plot at Fort Mason Community Garden, a nice 20-minute walk from our condo.
6 years ago we moved into our condo, and our new lifestyle. 
6 months ago--after a 7-1/2 year wait--my name made it … (41 comments)

gardening: After 7 years, my patience has been rewarded - 02/02/17 01:20 PM
Two days ago I received an email which read:
"Hi Lottie,Your wait seems to be over! There are a couple plots available at Ft. Mason Community Garden!Please contact me and we'll talk about the procedure and schedule a time to meet.If you are no longer interested, please let me know."
After 7 long years of waiting, I finally had moved to the top of the waiting list for a garden plot at the Fort Mason Community Garden! I was elated!
And then the doubts began to creep in:
when will I find the time to plant and care for my garden? what do I … (28 comments)

gardening: Talk About Curb Appeal! - 06/27/15 02:01 AM
How's this for curb appeal?
While few houses are as showy as the two pictured above, San Francisco's temperate climate makes gardening here a delight. In the densely populated areas of the city, gardens are tend to be small, and people creatively figure out ways to garden that suits their space, including along the street.
These people have created spots of spectacular beauty for us all to enjoy as we pass by.
Thank you, neighbors!


gardening: Gardening in a thirsty state: trees on Jackson Street, San Francisco - 02/22/14 02:11 AM
Gardening in a thirsty state like California creates unique challenges, but also encourages and allows for some beautiful results.
Take, for instance, the street trees along this block of Jackson Street in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. I believe they are a type of Arbutus, and take very little watering. Birds are attracted to the fruit and clusters of small greenish white flowers that appear in fall and winter.

One of the unique beauties of the trees, like their cousins the California native madrone trees, is the beauty of the bark.

Lush green lawns and weeping … (14 comments)





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