Outer Avenue Backyards

The westside of San Francisco was rolling sand dunes for as far as the eyes could see not much more than 100 years ago.  Since then houses have been built in every corner from the Richmond District through the Sunset.  These houses typically have pretty sizable and very usable backyards. There are plenty of foggy days making an afternoon spent in the backyard a somewhat unpleasant experience, and many backyards in the Avenues are not used very much.  Many look […]

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Outer Avenue Flowers

Have you ever noticed how similar the plant and flower choices are in so many backyards in the Outer Avenues?  I think it is because not all flowers do so well out here.  That got me to thinking about what are the good planting options.  With this in mind I take photos of any flowers that catch my eye when I am out and about in the area, always with the thought that perhaps I would plant the flower in […]

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