Apparently the average temperature and humidity of San Francisco’s foggy coastal climate is similar to that of the 'cloud forest' regions of tropical America and Asia, which allows them to grow so many choice plants. I tried not to be jealous.
Entry is free if you leave in SF, $7 to everyone else. It's hard to imagine one of our Botanical Gardens doing something like that (Kew is currently about £14 / $22 per person)...
|I loooove Proteas. This one is Leucospermum catherinae 'Yellow Pinwheel'|
|Leucospermum cordifolium 'Veld Fire'|
|Anigozanthus 'Regal Claw' |
a native to Australia. Will it grow in Norfolk?
Hmmm probably not. Will have to move to Australia.
|What's this? Some sort of Cosmos? answers on a postcard...|
|How's this for a combo? Imperata cylindrica and Campanula takesimana|
(aka "Bloodgrass" and "Korean Bellflower")
Am going to copy this one.
|Leucadendron argenteum, "Silver tree"|
A native to S.A., now endgangered. This beautiful tree can grow up to
50ft very quickly. Stunning metallic colour.
|Metrosideros excelsa |
A New Zealander with amazing aerial roots that descend to the ground and take root in the soil. They then extend to become extra trunks that support enormous great horzontal branches. Mental!