San Francisco Botanical Garden

I went to the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park today with my mom.  It’s free for SF residents (a price I can totally get behind), and discounted for seniors and families.  They have 8,500 different plants from around the world, and apparently something is always in bloom.  Some of the eye catching things were the spiral aloe, a tree that looked like a flaky croissant, a bamboo forest, and calla lilies that were taller than me (not pictured).  It’s definitely a maze worth getting lost in!

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© Sarah Milstein 2018

Flora Grubb Gardens

Someone recently told me about Flora Grubb Gardens.  While I love all things floral and leafy, and thus, immediately fell in love with this spot (and the Ritual Coffee shop inside), I did not inherit my mom’s green thumb.  Nevertheless, I bought my first ever large plant (a ficus lyrata) and was forewarned that upon bringing it home, that up to 3 leaves would likely fall off and was assured that “it wouldn’t be [my] fault.”  Who knew plants got depressed?  Despite my photos below of succulents, they have all types of plants, large and small!

© Sarah Milstein 2014