Category Archives: Plants and Gardening

Neighbor Chuck Finds New “Everyday Sights in Bernal Heights”

Neighbor Chuck got a job, which has been great for his finances but bad for fans of his blog. Luckily for those patient fans, Neighbor Chuck found some time recently to go for one of his horticultural walks around Bernal Heights, and the result is a … Continue reading

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Sign Up Now to Get a Sidewalk Tree In Front of Your Bernal Home

Neighbor Phil Pierce live on Tompkins Street. By day he works as the community outreach coordinator for Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF), the greentastic group that organizes sidewalk greenery plantings here in the City. Neighbor Phil is spreading the word … Continue reading

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Parched Aloe Plants Bloom with Orange Spikey Flower Thingys

It’s January, but it feels like October. Which is nice, except for the fact that it’s unholy and terrible. Bernal Hill is supposed to be verdant and green this time of year. Yet today Bernal Hill is only sort of … Continue reading

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Alemany Farm Raising Funds to Build Outdoor Kitchen

There’s some tasty infrastructure news coming out of the Alemany Farm that overlooks scenic I-280 along Alemany Boulevard. Plans are afoot to build an outdoor kitchen on the site, and  former Bernal resident Aaron Mckenzie from the California College of … Continue reading

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Have Fruit, Will Can It: Bernal Neighbor Will Transform Your Surplus Produce Into Tasty Treats

This is so great. If you have fruit trees on your Bernal Heights property, Neighbor Deborah from Montcalm Street is prepared to make an offer that’s hard to refuse: She will turn surplus produce from your fruit trees into tasty … Continue reading

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Mysterious Bernal Hill Tree-Shrub Thing Now Protected by Powerful Force-Field

It’s a well-known fact that the big tree/shrub thingy atop Bernal Hill plays host to many dark mysteries. But now it seems that the distinctive plant has also acquired supernatural powers. Over on the Instagram, photographer Nick Hatamiya channeled the … Continue reading

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Footsteps-of-Spring Herald a New Season on Bernal Hill

Neighbor Donna has taken note of a seasonal flora transformation on Bernal Hill: Passersby may not notice these small, low-lying plants that grow on the north side and on the top of Bernal hill. These are footsteps-of-spring, some of the … Continue reading

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