February 13, 2009

Hail to Berkeley

At approximately 10:05 a.m. PST there was hail in Berkeley:

5 comments:

  1. That is just totally wacky! I don't think I've ever seen hail that size, even here where it's more common. What a weird winter the W. Coast seems to be having... Love those glossy green leaves, is that fatsia or ??

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  2. Georgia (localecology.org)February 14, 2009

    The large-leaved plant came with the yard. I'm not familiar with fatsia but some interesting information here - http://www.floridata.com/ref/F/fatsia_j.cfm. The plant reminds of a much smaller version of Gunnera manicata - http://humanflowerproject.com/images/uploads/six-plants-gunnera475.jpg.

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  3. You're totally right, it's not fatsia - I was thinking of fatshedera, but it's not that either. Does it look like the plant I saw in the SF Mission High gardens? http://greenwalks.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/sfs-mission-high-garden/ Someone said it's agapanthus but that doesn't seem right. Hm. I'm going to keep looking!

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  4. Georgia (localecology.org)February 16, 2009

    Yes, it looks more like the plant at the SF Mission High Garden.

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  5. The hail pictures are very pretty. I like the front step w/ plants and hail pic, as well as the fallen leaves, pink flowers and hail pic.

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