Saturday, January 29, 2011


A new year begins, and I am pleased to be reviving Plant Rescue. I was inspired by my friend Kim who came to me with a question about her avocado plant. She brought me a leaf that had brown spots and said that it was very sad, and was losing most of its leaves. I had suggested that perhaps it was being overwatered and could use a good pruning. To our delight the avocado plant is doing well and became the happy little christmas tree you see to the left.

So, for those of you who think you are ready to put that plant in the green bin, think again and call..... PLANT RESCUE!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Once again it has been a long winter and I have neglected this blog. Although I have had a few people contact me with a need for a new home for their plant, the plant hospital has not received any new guests. I hope this spring and summer will welcome new friends.

Last month, a bunch of neighbors planted cuttings, new plants, and some of the plant rescue plants made it into the ground at 21st and Bryant Street in San Francisco. It was a wonderful afternoon meeting new neighbors and having so many people stop by in appreciation of the newly formed green space. I love walking by it every day knowing I had a part in giving the plants a new home.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


While I was walking home tonight, this fallen branch caught my eye. It will be placed in water to keep it alive. Check back for updates on root status.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009


This Hawaiian ginger is doing well now that the sun is shining and she is out of the bag.