Best Place for Learning How to Grow Designer Succulents
Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden
If your green thumb is nonexistent, but you still want to try your hand at growing beautiful plants, there is hope. In this lush nursery of both cacti and succulents, you’ll find low-maintenance plants of every color, height, and even texture — from the furry to the prickly. Glass terrariums dangle from the inside of the nursery’s shop, along with a collection of garden soaps and sparkling amethyst clusters, which can be placed outside or in one’s home. For the beginner botanist, terrarium-making classes are held monthly, where you’ll learn to craft a DIY miniature plant environment out of sand, succulents, and animal sculptures. There are numerous terrariums to choose from, including those made of both hand-blown and recycled glass. And the finished product can be easily used as a creative birthday gift for a friend or family member. Cactus Jungle also offers garden design and installation services, if you’ve been thinking about turning that shoddy front yard into something more similar to vibrant, tropical rainforest. Chances are, you can discover some type of plant suitable for your home here, whether or not you have the gardening experience to go with it. 1509 Fourth St, Berkeley, CactusJungle.com. (Cassandra Vogel)
RoseAnn sends along a photo of her garden, “The daffodils and aloes are going crazy”.
Indeed they are!
Mark sends along these pictures of what their planter trough looked like when we first planted it.
And what it looks like now. Big!
We’re featured on 7X7 San Francisco’s favorite places to buy succulents and airplants in the Bay Area. They call our outdoor space “large”! And here we were all along thinking we were a pocket nursery….
Quy and Chip send along photos of their garden after planting with Cactus Jungle plants last year. Looking good!
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Californios has a whole lineup of young succulents outside. That agave is going to grow bigger, pretty soon….
It’s on 22nd, near S Van Ness in San Francisco.
Photo via SFEater.
Dominic shares his first bloom off a Cactus Jungle San Pedro cactus in the heat today in Pinole. Nice. Hot.
Oakland Succulent Gardens
New concrete succulent pots available at the Cactus Jungle!
Hand-crafted locally by Brian, SukkulentsBYB.
And here is where we pot them up with our very own adorable succulents.
Aloe speciosa, San Leandro
Succulents and More has a new crop of Aloe babies received from a fellow collector found on facebook. Wait, you mean facebook is good for something?
While buying larger specimens provides instant gratification, there’s something even more special about young plants,barely out of seedlinghood. I think of them as the botanical equivalent of babies and toddlers—so full of life and promise, virtually all their life still ahead of them.
Click through for the pictures of the bare root baby Aloes. Fine.
Want to know how fast some Aeoniums can grow?
Check out the before and after photos at Bamboo, Succulents and More.
That’s a lot of growth!