Category Archive: Plants and Gardening

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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Nov 01

Help us convince SFPUC to retain a piece of Portola history

Last month we reported on the Upper Yosemite Creek daylighting project the SFPUC is planning for the Portola. Part of this project had local Portolans excited because there was an opportunity for SFPUC to extend the creek into an area of ground that is the last remaining evidence of nurseries in the Portola. For those …

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Oct 17

Friends of the Urban Forest Returns to Portola!

Friends of the Urban Forest has funding to subsidize 80% of the costs to plant trees and are planning a Community Planting Day for Portola early next year. You only need to pay $75 (versus the usual $135) and choose what species you want, then FUF will handle all of the prep work, provide the tree …

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Oct 06

Portola Garden Tour 2013 in review

What a fantastic end to the summer we’ve had in the Portola. Even as I write this article (in early October) the weather is piping hot and sunny. At the end of September we were all treated to the annual delight that is the Portola Garden Tour. A full day of peering into the back gardens …

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Sep 14

Update on Portola Garden Tour – Raffle information

We recently informed our readers of the annual Portola Garden Tour and some more information just trickled into our inbox that wasn’t in the initial press release. Every year there are donations to the tour organizers for prizes to the raffle. When you buy your tour ticket, one raffle ticket is included. But you can …

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Sep 12

Portola Garden Tour tickets on sale NOW!

We love living in the Portola. We love the sun. Yes, SUN. Something a lot of San Franciscan’s don’t get a great deal of. The Portola is often the last barrier between Karl and our beloved life giving star. So in years gone by, the Portola was the chosen neighborhood in San Francisco for growing stuff. At …

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Nov 21

Changing Seasons in McLaren Park

Wow, November is the month of neighborhood contributors to the Portola Planet. Stuart Gaffney has just sent us a superb write up of the changing of the seasons in McLaren Park. He even whipped out his camera for some snaps. Thanks Stuart! In the summer, we love walking in McLaren Park to enjoy the green …

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