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spidra

spidra's Business in Front garden

Garden Type: Frontyard | Sun: Full Sun | Soil: Clay | Established: 2007 | Organic ARCHIVED

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I live on a busy street in a poor neighborhood so in addition to the regular environmental challenges of soil, amount of sun, wind, slope, etc., I have to worry about a lot of particulate pollution (as well as the not-so-particulate pollution), trespassers, and litterers. I am committed to edible landscaping but because I know I’d be upset if people stole my harvest, I have to plant “stealth edibles” that most Americans don’t recognize as food.

Containing 0 plants, spidra's Business in Front garden is an outdoor garden located in Berkeley, United States and is grown using organic principles.

This Frontyard garden is located in USDA Zone 9b and has Clay soil with a Full Sun outlook.

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Plantings

  • Hollyhock 'Black Watchman'

    Hollyhock 'Black Watchman' ARCHIVED

    Alcea rosea

    Sown on 11 May 09 Planted from seed a couple years ago. Has re-se...

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  • Bee Balm

    Bee Balm ARCHIVED

    Monarda

    Transplanted on 11 Apr 09 I got this at a Davesgarden.com RoundUp in 2006...

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  • Deer Grass

    Deer Grass ARCHIVED

    Muhlenbergia rigens

    Sown on 19 Mar 09 A California native grass. Pretty and drought-t...

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    • Very Happy
  • Alpine Strawberry 'Improved Rugen'

    Alpine Strawberry 'Improved Rugen' ARCHIVED

    Fragaria vesca spp. alpina

    Transplanted on 24 Feb 09 Bought it at Annie's Annuals some time ago. Sta...

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    • Neutral
  • Strawberry 'Diamante'

    Strawberry 'Diamante' ARCHIVED

    Fragaria x ananassa

    Purchased on 21 Feb 09 I've got some Diamante growing in the beds. At ...

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  • Alpine Strawberry 'Quattro Stagioni'

    Alpine Strawberry 'Quattro Stagioni' ARCHIVED

    Fragaria vesca spp. alpina

    Purchased on 14 Aug 08 It seems I can't resist named alpine strawberry...

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  • Australian Finger Lime

    Australian Finger Lime ARCHIVED

    Citrus australasica

    Purchased on 07 May 08 Still a rarity around here. Australia has impr...

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  • Cupid's Dart

    Cupid's Dart ARCHIVED

    Catananche caerulea

    Purchased on 21 Apr 08 Pretty flowers. Although I forgot to take (or m...

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  • Blue Chimney Bellflower

    Blue Chimney Bellflower ARCHIVED

    Campanula pyramidalis

    Purchased on 21 Apr 08 I've been interested in the Campanula family si...

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  • Strawberry 'Lipstick'

    Strawberry 'Lipstick' ARCHIVED

    Fragaria x ananassa

    Transplanted on 20 Apr 08 Since I managed to kill the 'Pink Panda' and va...

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  • Golden Monkey Flower

    Golden Monkey Flower ARCHIVED

    Mimulus cardinalis

    Planting Out on 07 Apr 08 This volunteered in the California Woodland Str...

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    • Very Happy
  • Passionflower

    Passionflower ARCHIVED

    Passiflora membranacea

    Sown on 04 Apr 08 Bought 3/28/08 for $12.95. I didn't see it out...

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  • Birdseye Gilia

    Birdseye Gilia ARCHIVED

    Gilia tricolor

    Sown on 03 Apr 08 Purchased on 3/28/08. I originally bought it t...

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  • Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ace of Spades'

    Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ace of Spades' ARCHIVED

    Scabiosa atropurpurea

    Purchased on 01 Apr 08 Good cut flower, reseeds, good color.

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  • California Woodland Strawberry

    California Woodland Strawberry ARCHIVED

    Fragaria vesca ssp. californica

    Purchased on 29 Mar 08 Fragaria vesca ssp. californica

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  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli 'Purple Peacock'

    Purple Sprouting Broccoli 'Purple Peacock' ARCHIVED

    Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

    Sown on 22 Mar 08 "Hybrid. Large, purple heads and side shoots wi...

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  • Delphinium belladonna 'Cliveden Beauty'

    Delphinium belladonna 'Cliveden Beauty' ARCHIVED

    Delphinium x belladonna

    Purchased on 17 Mar 08 Planted sometime last year, I think. It disappe...

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  • American Gooseberry

    American Gooseberry ARCHIVED

    Ribes hirtellum

    Sown on 10 Mar 08 Has never borne. Has stayed in the container s...

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  • Bamboo 'Golden Goddess'

    Bamboo 'Golden Goddess' ARCHIVED

    Bambusa multiplex

    Sown on 04 Nov 07 I have one planted in the east sideyard and two...

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  • Greek Cerinthe

    Greek Cerinthe ARCHIVED

    Cerinthe retorta

    Sown on 08 Oct 07 I've grown (and still adore) Cerinthe purpurea,...

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  • Columbine 'Blue Barlow'

    Columbine 'Blue Barlow' ARCHIVED

    Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata

    Purchased on 06 Oct 07 Bought at Annie's Annuals' Fall Sale. 4" pot. ...

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  • Alpine Strawberry 'White Delight'

    Alpine Strawberry 'White Delight' ARCHIVED

    Fragaria vesca spp. alpina

    Purchased on 03 Oct 07 Bought at Annie's Annuals Fall Sale. It lives ...

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    • Very Unhappy
  • Alpine Strawberry

    Alpine Strawberry ARCHIVED

    Fragaria vesca spp. alpina

    Purchased on 03 Oct 07 I planted it in a hanging planter on the porch ...

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  • California Poppy 'Alba'

    California Poppy 'Alba' ARCHIVED

    Eschscholzia californica

    Sown on 19 Sep 07 Obtained from Annie's Annuals.

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  • Blue Pimpernel

    Blue Pimpernel ARCHIVED

    Anagallis monellii

    Sown on 19 Sep 07 Same family as the scarlet pimpernel that's vie...

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  • Blue Gilia

    Blue Gilia ARCHIVED

    Gilia capitata

    Sown on 19 Sep 07 Bought from Annie's Annuals. 4"pot. California...

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  • Chaparral Penstemon 'Blue Springs'

    Chaparral Penstemon 'Blue Springs' ARCHIVED

    Penstemon heterophyllus

    Sown on 14 Sep 07 Bought from Annie's Annuals. Located alongside ...

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Kokka Bunmi'

    Chrysanthemum 'Kokka Bunmi' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 17 Jun 07 An irregular incurve mum that is usually grown ...

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Kermit'

    Chrysanthemum 'Kermit' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 17 Jun 07 A pompom type of Chrysanthemum, this one is pop...

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Biko'

    Chrysanthemum 'Biko' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 17 Jun 07 King's Mums lists this as a cascade type chrysa...

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Frosty Morn'

    Chrysanthemum 'Frosty Morn' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 17 Jun 07 Planted from King's Mums cutting. Was not pinc...

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Lili Gallon'

    Chrysanthemum 'Lili Gallon' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 17 Jun 07 Grown from a King's Mums cutting. It's tall an...

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Zinfandel'

    Chrysanthemum 'Zinfandel' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 17 Jun 07

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Fred Mudd'

    Chrysanthemum 'Fred Mudd' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 16 Jun 07 It hasn't bloomed into its full color yet.

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Lavender Pixie'

    Chrysanthemum 'Lavender Pixie' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 16 Jun 07 Has yet to bloom. Will soon.

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  • Chrysanthemum 'Moira'

    Chrysanthemum 'Moira' ARCHIVED

    Chrysanthemum x morifolium

    Sown on 16 Jun 07 A regular incurve mum. Aphids seem to love it ...

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    • Happy
  • Ornamental Kale

    Ornamental Kale ARCHIVED

    Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

    Sown on 17 May 07 Planted from OSH 1 gallon pot. Was already old...

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  • Hare's Tail Grass

    Hare's Tail Grass ARCHIVED

    Lagurus ovatus

    Purchased on 21 Apr 07 Couldn't resist it.

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  • Maypop

    Maypop ARCHIVED

    Passiflora incarnata

    Sown on 04 Apr 07 I transplanted it into a pot on Oct. 9, 2007 t...

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  • Love-in-a-Mist 'Miss Jekyll Blend'

    Love-in-a-Mist 'Miss Jekyll Blend' ARCHIVED

    Nigella damascena

    Sown on 31 Mar 07 I sowed these more than a year ago but they fin...

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    • Happy
  • Shrub Rose 'Distant Drums'

    Shrub Rose 'Distant Drums' ARCHIVED

    Rosa

    Sown on 22 Mar 07 Hybridized by Dr. Griffith Buck, 1985. Buck sp...

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  • Hybrid Tea Rose 'Stainless Steel'

    Hybrid Tea Rose 'Stainless Steel' ARCHIVED

    Rosa

    Sown on 17 Mar 07 My first attempt at growing a hybrid tea. Is s...

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  • Leafy Reedgrass

    Leafy Reedgrass ARCHIVED

    Calamagrostis foliosa

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 The landscaper threw out nearly all tags. When...

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  • Fountain Grass

    Fountain Grass ARCHIVED

    Pennisetum alopecuroides

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 There is a slight doubt about the identificatio...

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  • Meadow Sage

    Meadow Sage ARCHIVED

    Salvia chiapensis

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 Hummingbirds LOVE this plant. There are three ...

  • Coahuila Sage 'Blue Angel'

    Coahuila Sage 'Blue Angel' ARCHIVED

    Salvia patens

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 I'm not the huge fan of salvias that most peopl...

  • Ivy Leaf Sage

    Ivy Leaf Sage ARCHIVED

    Salvia cacaliaefolia

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 One plant along the fenceline near the sidewalk...

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  • New Zealand Hair Sedge 'Frosty Curls'

    New Zealand Hair Sedge 'Frosty Curls' ARCHIVED

    Carex albula

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 Again, the landscaper tossed the tags. This is...

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  • Santa Barbara Daisy 'Profusion'

    Santa Barbara Daisy 'Profusion' ARCHIVED

    Erigeron karvinskianus

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 I saw this plant at UC Berkeley and thought it ...

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  • Sweet Pea Shrub 'Petite Butterfly'

    Sweet Pea Shrub 'Petite Butterfly' ARCHIVED

    Polygala fruticosa

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 There are two of these making the transition fr...

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  • Sweet Pea Bush 'Grandiflora'

    Sweet Pea Bush 'Grandiflora' ARCHIVED

    Polygala myrtifolia

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 Grows taller than fruticosa and has myrtle-shap...

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  • Tree Mallow 'Bicolor'

    Tree Mallow 'Bicolor' ARCHIVED

    Lavatera arborea

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 Misidentified by the landscaper as Lavatera tri...

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  • Bushmallow 'Casitas'

    Bushmallow 'Casitas' ARCHIVED

    Malacothamnus fasciculatus

    Sown on 12 Nov 06 Took a very long time to bloom, but finally did...

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  • White Chaparral Currant 'White Icicle'

    White Chaparral Currant 'White Icicle' ARCHIVED

    Ribes indecorum

    Sown on 03 Nov 06 I asked for fruiting currants, but my landscape...

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  • Red Flowering Currant 'Claremont'

    Red Flowering Currant 'Claremont' ARCHIVED

    Ribes sanguineum

    Sown on 03 Nov 06 Looks fantastic in winter, with pendant flowers...

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    • Neutral
  • Rugosa Rose 'Wild Spice'

    Rugosa Rose 'Wild Spice' ARCHIVED

    Rosa rugosa

    Sown on 30 Apr 06 I was too late for bareroot so I had to pay a p...

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  • Glaucous Dog Rose

    Glaucous Dog Rose ARCHIVED

    Rosa dumalis

    Sown on 03 Jan 06 Grown from seed received from a NAFEX member. ...

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  • Calla Lily

    Calla Lily ARCHIVED

    Zantedeschia aethiopica

    The previous owner planted it. I just discover...

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  • Tree Dahlia

    Tree Dahlia ARCHIVED

    Dahlia imperialis

    The landscaper selected it for the area under t...

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  • Cornflower, Bachelor's Buttons 'Blue Boy'

    Cornflower, Bachelor's Buttons 'Blue Boy' ARCHIVED

    Centaurea cyanus

    I spread some Botanical Interests seed in the b...

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  • Salvia 'Indigo Spires'

    Salvia 'Indigo Spires' ARCHIVED

    Longispicata x farinacea

    Selected by the landscaper. Has a very short b...

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  • Waraburra

    Waraburra ARCHIVED

    Hardenbergia violacea

    A vine that's quite popular in the Berkeley are...

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  • Rose 'Angel Face'

    Rose 'Angel Face' ARCHIVED

    Rosa

    Planted in a thin bed between my neighbor's pro...

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  • California Wild Rose

    California Wild Rose ARCHIVED

    Rosa californica

    Planted on the side of my driveway between prob...

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  • Larkspur 'Earl Grey'

    Larkspur 'Earl Grey' ARCHIVED

    Delphinium

    Grown from Renee's Garden seed.

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  • Jujube 'Contorted'

    Jujube 'Contorted' ARCHIVED

    Ziziphus zizyphus

    A Dave Wilson cultivar, obtained from Regan Nur...

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  • Jujube 'Lang'

    Jujube 'Lang' ARCHIVED

    Ziziphus zizyphus

    Couldn't remember whether it was Li or Lang I l...

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  • Baby Sage 'Ucb Pink'

    Baby Sage 'Ucb Pink' ARCHIVED

    Salvia microphylla

    Have a couple of them.

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  • Irish Moss

    Irish Moss ARCHIVED

    Sagina subulata

    It's expanded a bit since it was planted but I'...

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  • Sweet Alyssum 'Gulf Winds'

    Sweet Alyssum 'Gulf Winds' ARCHIVED

    Lobularia maritima

    Sown from Renee's Garden mix. I want to sow mo...

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  • Blue Honeywort

    Blue Honeywort ARCHIVED

    Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

    I planted them from seed last year. After they ...

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Comments

  • compostgeek

    compostgeek wrote:

    plant what you enjoy growing and don’t worry about stealth. plant some fruit and nut trees on your block. if people are hungry feed them.

    Posted on 20 Nov 07 (over 6 years ago)

  • spidra

    spidra wrote:

    No. It’s not because people here are hungry. They have money to spend on cell phones, rims, cigarettes, etc. etc. It’s because some people here have the attitude that other human beings are around to be harvested. Feel like having a PS3? Don’t save up for it, just break into your neighbor’s house and steal theirs. Feel like giving someone a flower? Don’t divert your cigarette money towards buying a flower, just rip one off a neighbor’s plant. No, I feel no need to be a stalk of wheat in someone’s self-centered and destructive human harvest.

    Posted on 20 Nov 07 (over 6 years ago)

  • Britta

    Britta wrote:

    Love the idea of an edible frontgarden ;) I am planning to squeeze in runnerbeans… It cant only be roses and Penstemon and so on.
    Have visited your blog. How ignorant are people? These little strawberries are strawberry-concentrate! They taste to die for, as long as they get a bit of sun and the slugs dont get them.

    Posted on 21 Feb 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • hstupno

    hstupno wrote:

    What a great idea and a terrific use of the space available to you. Kudos.

    Posted on 27 Apr 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • spidra

    spidra wrote:

    Thanks very much!

    Posted on 28 Apr 08 (over 6 years ago)

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