Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

Camellias

Monday, February 9th, 2009

 
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Camellia in bloom (Jan 09) at the San Francisco Botanical GardenDid you know that many of the teas we drink come from camellias? Find out more about this plant from Barbara Tuffli, past president of the American Camellia Society and current volunteer in the San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Downloadable Map of San Francisco Botanical Garden (the camellia collection can be found in section #24)

What is a Botanical Garden?

Monday, December 29th, 2008

 
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David Kruse-Pickler, San Francisco Botanical Garden

Simply put, it is a living, growing collection of plants. On this report, David Kruse-Pickler, Associate Curator at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, elaborates on this definition by describing how the collections are managed and how the data that is acquired gets used.

All About Palms

Monday, December 15th, 2008
 
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Jason DeweesJason Dewees is a horticulturist with Flora Grubb Gardens and a longtime volunteer at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. He’s a palm expert and on this report he shares his incredible knowledge about palms.

Botanical Treasure Chest

Monday, December 1st, 2008
 
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Don MahoneyThe San Francisco Botanical Garden is a living ecosystem with an extraordinary diversity of plants and animals. According to Don Mahoney, curator of plant collections, it is a one-of-a-kind botanical garden.