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Hi! I live in San Francisco in a "transitional" neighborhood which means that we get some fog especially during the summer, but that we also get a healthy amount of sun. Our rental has a backyard so I've been having fun trying to learn how to garden.

Because of where we live, I'm keen on learning about low impact, low maintenance plants and plants that are well suited for our microclimate, which include (but are not limited to) succulents, lavender and various herbs, the existing plants in our backyard, and anything that are drought tolerant.

The landlady is kind enough to share the backspace with me; what was already there are nasturtiums, canna lilies, Lily of the Nile, some sort of citrus tree - it might be pummelo, rosemary, a Euryops pectinatus, many crassula ovata, tons of aeoniums, red geraniums, a young camellia tree, many dracaena and a flowering kwanzan. I also planted a leek and a salvia spathacea, a chrysanthemum plant the LL brought home one day, some larkspur, snapdragons, a potted dahlia from Trader Joe's, basil, butter lettuce, scallions, a bunch of other succulents and some supposed dame's rocket. My adventures as a beginner gardener are catalogued here: mochisplants.tumblr.com

I live in: United States

My zone is: San Francisco 8b

My favorite forum 1 is Cacti & Succulents.

First registered on June 23, 2013 .