Category Archive: Plants and Gardening

Apr 13

PortolART: Support the Goettingen Cascades Stairway Transformation

Many of us are familiar with the 16th Avenue Tile Stair project but now it’s Portola’s turn to create something unique with our stairway.  A group of neighbors called the Goettingen Neighborhood Group, or G.N.G. for short, is currently fundraising to bring their creation to life. When complete, the idea is to create an art …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/04/portolart-goettigen-cascades-a-new-art-project-coming-to-the-portola/

Nov 08

Porticulture: Greening St. Elizabeth Church

“Porticulture”, the art of garden cultivation and management in the Portola District. Portola got a little less concrete-y yesterday with a little help from a new neighbor and our newest “Porticulturalist”.  Ken Ogle relocated from Corona Heights several months ago to the great unknown of   S/E S.F. and he was immediately smitten with our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/11/porticulture-greening-st-elizabeth-church/

Sep 24

2015 Portola Garden Tour Sneak Peek

Portola is known as San Francisco’s Garden District but on outward appearances that name may seem a bit misleading to the casual outsider.  The Portola’s wide canals of asphalt, lined with pastel houses and older Japanese cars, seem to be rarely pierced by the odd tree or a burst of colorful bougainvillea.  The lush gardens …

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Sep 14

Goettingen St. (and beyond) Neighbors Beautifying the Portola

Gardeners all over the neighborhood are scrambling with last minute weeding, mulching and planting in preparation for the upcoming 9th annual Portola Garden Tour. The neighbors of the G.N.G (Goettigen Neighbors Group) are no exception as they spent Saturday together sprucing up the Goettingen Street staircase. Work began very early (10 a.m.) with some light …

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Aug 26

Help vote the Goettingen Garden Neighbors Group to win $2,500

In the Portola we have many a green thumb, but on some streets there are small communities who tend to public garden spaces. The best example is the Goettingen Neighbors Group. They work tirelessly to improve the small strip of public land that connects Goettingen St as it climbs past Dwight. They’ve recently made a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/help-vote-the-goettingen-garden-neighbors-group-to-win-2500/

Aug 23

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Portola Garden Tour!

Quick heads up Portola residents. We’ve not yet got the final details, but we do know the time and date for the upcoming Portola Garden Tour and keep an eye on their website. So mark your calendars for September 26th, 10am-3pm. Not sure what this is all about? Why not read some of the planets previous …

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Sep 16

2014 Portola Garden Tour tickets on sale NOW!!

Once again the wonderful event that is the Portola Garden Tour is going to held on the 27th of September. Tickets are now on sale and we at the Portola Planet highly recommend attending. It is a fantastic way to get a feel for our neighborhood, meet some really wonderful neighbors and get some good …

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Nov 04

DPW wants to help bring sidewalk landscaping to the Portola

The Portola Garden Tour is an annual event in our neighborhood that show cases some of the wonderful private and public gardens that exist in our neighborhood. Take a look at the beautiful pictures the Planet captured from this years event. Inspired by some of these gardens, the HQ for the Planet decided to improve …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/11/sidewalk-landscaping-portola/

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