BBQ Succulents

Sweetstuff Sassy Succulents has found a new use for old Father’s Day Gifts gone awry – make a hanging succulent wall unit out of it. In this case, it’s a BBQ grill cage stuffed and planted and hung.

Bernal Heights

My Back 40 has been walking the Bernal Heights neighborhood recently and took a lot of pictures. Did I say a lot? I mean A LOT. Don’t click over unless you have a few minutes to stroll through the photos. Some nice succulents mixed in among all the other crazy plants and stuff.

Irises, Echiums, Aeoniums, Agaves, and a really giant Fremontodendron…

For some reason there’s even a Pittosporum.

Enough photos that all you people who have never walked through the gardens of a San Francisco neighborhood will get a really good idea of what that’s like.

The Latest Trend

What’s the latest trend in gardening? Growing your vegetables in the airport.

From Our Little Acre, pictures from O’Hare including ripe red tomatoes.

So do you agree that this is a trend? Am I on top of the trendspotting? Airport gardening?

Danger! Garden!

Loree from Danger Garden came and visited us on her trip to the SF Garden Show, as well as squeezing in the time to visit other local Bay Area nurseries like Flora Grubb and Annie’s Annuals, so you know she was busy.

Here’s her visit to Cactus Jungle on her blog.

And if you must find out what our competitors locally are doing, you can see Danger Garden’s visits to Flora‘s¬†artsy settings and Annie’s growing grounds too. Click away!

Still Outsourced!

I must be doing something very important today that I feel the need to outsource my blogging all day.

Here, have another link. Water When Dry has a beautiful branched Aloe ramosissima just recently planted.


I’m outsourcing my blogging today.

Here’s a link for you to go visit. Andrew would like help identifying a potential Aloe purchase, although the consensus is it’s an A. “Carmine”.

Blogroll Additions

1. Our first tumblr! Mark is a customer who documents his succulents in lots of photos on I Can Stop Tomorrow, which means, I think, that he really can’t stop tomorrow. You can start here with a non-succulent post, because his Protea was starting to bloom in October! So early for a “Late Mink”.

2. Candy “Sweetstuff” recently lost a large Opuntia that bloomed like crazy. Check out her trip to the Huntington greenhouses.

3. Plantgasm was already on the list, but I thought I would bring your attention to this post of pirates and succulents. Why? Because there aren’t enough posts about pirates and succulents in the world. Google it yourself and see what I mean!

Cactus Cuts

Liza at Good to Grow has had some cactus problems recently and asked us for some help. Hopefully everything will be fine with her cactus cuts going forward.

Blog Visitors

Xeriscape Ninjas came and visited the nursery recently and lived to blog about it.

Jason appears to have been well behaved while they were here.

Photos ensued. Go check it out already!

Succulent Shutters

The Morton Report has Succulent Shutters.

“Baylor Chapman of Lila B. Designs tucks succulents into repurposed shutters in her contemporary, urban garden.” City chic indeed.

Urban verbiage too!

Ant Plants

Ant Plants, live from Indonesia! With photos of ants and plants, and ants in the plants.

(In case you were wondering, we’re talking Myrmecodia and Hydnophytums here).

Around the Blogs

Garden Rant is pimping out easy to assemble raised beds. They’re giving them away now too! If someone wants to send me a free easy to assemble raised bed, I’ll pimp ’em out too.

And they have a post about searching for plants online, featuring Loree’s [added: And Megan Hansen. and Patricia Cunningham, see comment below] newest tool, Plant Lust. I didn’t know! Now I do.

Weather Report Blogging

We were forecast for hail this weekend, but it held off in the Berkeley area. Apparently they got quite a bit in Davis, as reported by Gerhard of Bamboo and More. Click through to see the Hail! and the damage to Gerhard’s succulents.

We covered all the soft succulents at the nursery Saturday night, so we were prepared. Now, we had a whole bunch of hail storms this winter that we weren’t prepared for, so we were lucky this time.


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