Big Basket


Hap has been very busy. Here’s his big Basket. He potted it up recently. So many succulents!


A Couple of Pretty Succulents


Echeveria “Perle von Nurnberg”
6″ rosettes w/cupped purple leaves
Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water


Echeveria “Afterglow”
Rosettes to 24″, powdery Lavender leaves best in full sun.

Hardy to 25F 
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Echeveria Hybrids


I see we’re growing some very colorful Echeveria Hybrids this time of year.


While it’s true they are very colorful, they’re not really this colorful. There may have been some filtering going on with these photos too.


But so nice…

Succulent Terrariums


I say, how about a terrarium? And a caveman or monkey man from the Ascent of Man series would be a fantastic, and ironic, finishing touch.

Saturday Filtered Succulents


Aeonium lindleyi
Small, shrubby to 12″, with small dense green rosettes

Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Succulents Berkeley


Page Street, Berkeley

Cotyledon orbiculata in full bloom. Now that’s a nicely shaped shrubby and chalky succulent, just like your mother used to make.

And in case you don’t also follow me on instagram, here’s the instagrammed and filtered version that appeared there.


Which do you like better?

Berkeley Agave


Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

An Agave americana that will get too big for its location soon enough, plus some bonus scented geranium.

Mixed Succulents Basket


Here is our proposal for succulent baskets. Who is the proposal for? It’s a secret. But still, don’t you think we should get it? Of course you do. And we thank you for your support.

An Agave in Berkeley


7th Street, Berkeley

In this clever photo I chose to hide the Agave behind a fence. I could have walked a few feet and taken the picture without the fence in the way, but then you wouldn’t have seen the scaffolding. So those were the choices and this is the result.

Berkeley Aloes


Jones Street, Berkeley

Aloe nobilis, the Golden Tooth Aloe.

Blooming Black Rose


Pardee St, Berkeley
Aeonium “Schwartzkopf”

This one has enough rosettes that it will pull through the bloom period just fine, but many would not make it alive after the flowering.

Succulents for Everyone!

agave and penstemon stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley

A nice garden with Agave attenuata and a red-flowering Penstemon. Nice mounds.

Succulent Gardens throughout the Bay Area

Just kidding! The Bay Area stops at the Berkeley border for my Berkeley Succulent posts.

crassula stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley

Crassula tetragona is the Pine Tree Succulent. And here we have a nice grove of them with a ground cover of oxalis.

Agaves Berkeley

agaves stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley is well planted with succulents.

Agave attenuata well placed against the house to help it through the occasional freeze.

Blooming Succulents in the Bay Area

cotyledon stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley

I see we have a large Cotyledon, or maybe it’s a Kalanchoe, I don’t know, and it’s about to be in full bloom. The Bay Area is home to many blooming succulents, just this one happens to attract aphids, so watch for them.

Berkeley Aeoniums

aeoniums stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley

That’s a lot of potted Aeoniums hanging out on Stannage. Big Aeoniums, like maybe A. urbicum sized. And a big rock, too. I like big rocks.

Berkeley Gardens

aeonium kains ave

Kains Ave., Berkeley

I see a large-headed Aeonium “Sunburst” in front of a whole mound of Aeonium heads. Lots of Crassula, some Agave, and a Lemon Tree. Delicious! Too bad its all hiding behind a well-stacked rock wall.

Berkeley Succulent Garden

cotyledon and aeoniums kains ave

Kains Ave., Berkeley

That’s a Cotyledon to the left, a Crassula in the front, and numerous dark Aeoniums to boot. Nice garden!

Berkeley Flowers

Aloe stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley

Very brightly orange colored blooms spikes on this streetside Aloe arborescens. Well-tended.

Blooming Succulents, Berkeley

Crassula Gilman

Gilman Street, Berkeley

Hiding behind a fancy fence is a very bloomful Crassula ovata, better known in these parts as a Jade Tree.

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