Sunday, April 05, 2009
Tom took me to an amazing garden that he had noticed a few times from the car. It had a magical feeling, the same feeling you get when you walk down the steps behind Coit Tower. It's at 7th Avenue at Lawton Street–a little slice of heaven surrounded on 4 sides by traffic, houses, and high rise apartment buildings.
They call it Garden for the Environment and it takes up an acre of city block. We saw the plant below there. We thought it might work in our front "yard" because the leaves had a bluish cast, and it didn't seem to grow too high.
I remembered seeing it at Sloat yesterday (a place I don't recommend–I like Home Depot better, the new one in Westlake). But Home Depot didn't have these plants. So we bought 2 flats at Sloat. We filled the Nebulous with tons of compost and so many bags of chicken manure that we could barely close the trunk. Did you know that chickens had manure?
The plant we bought is called Mouse-ear. (Do you believe it?) It's also called Snow-in-Summer. The guy at Sloat said these plants were fierce–that they grew like weeds–so we thought they might work for us.