The Chron held our interest slightly longer than usual this weekend. Here's why: GROWTH STOCK: Zahid Sardar writes about "the serendipitous swirl" that led gardener Flora Grubb to open her namesake shop, pictured above, in an up and coming Bayview business district. Flora Grubb Gardens specializes in non-invasive species gardening, landscaping, and garden furniture from the likes of Janus et Cie.
'You've got fish!' Building a backyard pond: Nick Czap says all its takes is a shovel, but he's lying.
AROUND THE HOUSE: Susan's and Sally's finds include the dueling Maker Faire (San Mateo) and Sunset's Celebration Weekend (Menlo Park), Martha's new crafts line, and Palacek's warehouse sale.
Pedestrian offers bill of rights to city planners: The weekend before Bike to Work Day, Arrol Gellner has a highly rational manifesto for urban bipeds.
Landlord is not required to paint every three years: Project Sentinel has the answer to TJ's question.