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 Succulent Garden

Berkeley Succulents

Succulent Trough
Jones Street, Berkeley

It was a cloudy day so I amped up the colors a bit. Very colorful!

Berkeley Succulent Garden

Ashby Avenue

Some really nice specimens in this garden. Well tended, too.

Too many different species for me to go about naming them for you, so you’re on your own.

Berkeley Succulent Garden

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It’s small, it’s between the sidewalk and a brick wall, but it’s all succulent garden.

Grayson St, Berkeley

Berkeley Succulent Garden

<img width="342" hspace="5" height="432" border="2" src="/blog/uploads/cactus/milvia02.jpg" /><br /><br />Aloe polyphylla and Cotyledon campanulata<br />Milvia Street<br /><br />That is a beautiful large spiral aloe. They’re very slow growing, and not hardy here in colder or wetter winters when they’re young, so often they don’t make it to that size. But this one was planted near some large rocks which can provide a bit of extra warmth and protection in the winter. <br /><br />

Berkeley Succulent Garden

Oxford Street
Well, there’s an Opuntia ficus-indica, and I see some Aloe arborescens coming into bloom. When I took the photo, I thought I saw some A. nobilis, but i can’t find it now. Plus, there’s a giant redwood tree. That’s Berkeley for you.

Berkeley Succulent Garden


Evelyn Ave.

So it’s a small garden.

Aeonium haworthii and an ubiquitous Crassula ovata in front.

Berkeley Succulent Pot

I think I took this picture on Solano Ave. It looks like a hair salon. I see Aeonium and Sedum. I can’t really tell what’s going on with that pot. Odd thing.

Berkeley Succulents

Berkeley Succulents

Grant Street

Aeonium atropurpureum and a big beautiful Bulbine, not yet in bloom.

These aeoniums are the species that the more well known A. “Swartzkopf,” or Black Rose, are cultivated from. We have both of these at the nursery, and some other cultivars too. Subtle differences in color, height, leaf width, and sexiness are the primary determinants for our customers. Of course, these are the dark aeoniums. The green ones are pretty nice too.

Berkeley Succulents

aeonium berkeley

Aeonium subplanum
8th Street, Berkeley

Here we see the traditional mixing of the succulents and the palm tree. It’s a Berkeley tradition!

Berkeley Succulents

<img width="432" hspace="5" height="324" border="2" src="/blog/uploads/cactus/marin01.jpg" /><br /><br />Marin Ave.<br />Aeonium garden and a great Agave lophantha.<br /><br />

Berkeley Succulents

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Just off San Pablo Ave. Aeonium atropurpureum and Aloe ciliaris, together in one tidy planter. At least until the Aloe starts climbing 4 or 5 feet up the window.

Berkeley Succulents

Sedum Strip

Page Street, Berkeley

A sidewalk strip of mixed Sedums, creeping onto the sidewalk…

 

Berkeley Succulents

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Pardee Street
Aeonium arboreum in a nice metal planter. The vignette blur effect was achieved with my cell phone photo editing software, a free add-on from photoshop so you know it’s good.

Too bad the great early spring is over and some winter weather has come back, though we do need the rain, but fortunately I took this photo last week when the weather we still nice. Nice run-on sentence!

Berkeley Succulents

<img width="432" hspace="5" height="321" border="2" src="/blog/uploads/cactus/grant08.jpg" /><br /><br />Grant Street<br />Dudleya attenuata(?)<br /><br />

Berkeley Succulents

Grant Street
Aloe nobilis with some Aeoniums in the background.

Some very scenic grass and rocks in the foreground. These aloes are just starting to send up bloomstalks, not yet visible in these photos. The rocks are just starting to sprout their own spring stalks, also not visible to the camera, or to the human eye. But what I like best about this photo is the child off-camera to the left who is riding her bicycle along the pathway created between 2 spectacular 25′ tall tree Aloes that have been growing here. clearly, for over 75 years. Wow.

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