Sunday, December 17, 2017

Winter Plans & Conservatory Visit Pictures

My winter plans did not involve so much work! But work disagrees, so working in the garden has taken a back seat to work-working. I'm still sneaking in drawing up garden plans for an update to the front garden however! And some exciting things are happening inside - new windows and a new bathroom, which means room for more plants! (and a non-leaking shower). And soon the house will be painted too.

So while i haven't had as much time in the garden as i wanted (much to the gophers' relief, i'm sure), i have been dreaming more about my visit to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is visiting the conservatory the day after Thanksgiving. Here are some more pictures to remind me...

There are creepy new statues that seem new?

This year, it seemed like there were more anthurium blooms?

so much texture and color and green!

sometimes i'm reminded of these plants in meetings... i have no idea why? :) 

the color on this one was gorgeous!

green and dark red... so pretty!
 I wonder what Mr. Subjective at Plants are the Strangest People would think of these? His pictures are certainly much more precise than mine!
a giant bromeliad - and so perfect

Looking over the large pond, to the new bridge. A bit more open this year
so pretty... and the overcast day made for better pictures than normal!
And then there was this! Not at the conservatory, but at SF MOMA (which has a pretty cool vertical garden/green wall) - a "physical representation of a data cloud" - you can read more here

Overall, it was a great visit to San Francisco!


  1. At least you got a little break from work! I haven't visited that conservatory in decades but it's going on my list.

    1. it definitely should be! and breaks from work are vital, i'm learning (slowly!) Happy NYE!

  2. Great photos! I got to visit the SF Conservatory briefly on the SF Fling, but it wasn't enough time--never is, in a beautiful plant filled space. So lush and tropical, so alien.

    Yes, that statue is creepy.

    1. I always wonder whether they know the status was creepy, and did it on purpose? Or if someone really looked at that, and said "that's gorgeous!"? I guess different tastes make life interesting!

  3. The day job is a price we have to pay for the things that give back far more! That link to the SF MOMA exhibit is cool.

    1. This was my first visit to SF MOMA since they redid the building years ago... Parts of it were very cool, parts of it i'm not art-smart enough to understand, i think! Plants are easier that way!


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