Luther from Oregon Cactus Blog captured a variegated Euphorbia milii on film. That’s some strong variegation. No subtleties at all.
They’re so waxy and all…
Plants are the Strangest People has some Hoya bella flowers going right now. Some scent, not too much.
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.
Hort Log has some beautiful Hoya lasiantha bloom photos. They claim they look like molars, but I think they look more like bats. Yes, I said it, they look like little yellow bats hanging down from the top of a tiny dark cave.
What, you haven’t clicked over yet? Stopped reading this and click over.
Yvonne and Herman post succulent photos, including some transplanted into South Africa Cactus, at Life in a village named Stanford. Nice selection.
However, I’m not sure I would click this link to the spider photo on their blog.
As long as we’re talking about orchids on the blog just before Mother’s Day, we see that Plantgasm has had a Mother’s Day miracle!
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.
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?
From the tumblrverse, by Clara Draws.
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.
It’s true, there are blogs about out there. Be careful.
Lithops seed capsules with a very thin membrane. Growing Lithops from seed is fun!
Mark’s Leucospermum is finally in bloom in Oakland.
Lillian has a lovely photo of some lovely cactus in some very ornamentally advantageous teacups.
My day has just been one busy thing or other after another. Especially today, always today. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t outsource all my blogging today. Tomorrow is another story.
Here’s Candy Sweetstuff’s recent trip to the Huntington. A lot of pictures got blogged. I especially like the Abromeltiella. So big!
If you’ve ever wanted to grow Lithops from seed then you really should be following along as Lithops Stories grows Lithops from seeds.
Here’s an update, and the Lithops seedlings are looking awesome.
I find the links, you click the links. See how it works?
Plantgasm has been planting succulents into pirate heads.
Here’s a photo I borrowed of the pouring of the soil into the pirate heads. Click through for the rest of the photos, including the finished Succulent Pirate Heads.
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”.
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”.
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!
Apparently there were a lot of white-flowering lithops in Iowa recently. Plants are the Strangest People has the photographic evidence.
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.
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!
Recently popping up on flickr is a nice photo of the nursery by Yumtan.
Spiny column cacti, agave and proteas all in one clean shot, with the bamboo in the background.
Plantgasm has a great closeup video of spider mites in action. If you go for that sort of thing.
Plants are the Strangest People has posted updated photos of the Euphorbia flanaganii var. cristata they got from us. Nice growth!
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!
Alessi is discounting their cactus line of teapots, mugs, bowls and more, 20% off through the end of the month.
Also, enjoy this article about a cactus-y sculpture made out of coffee stirrers called the Hyperbolic Coffee Cactus.
All Andrew’s Plants has some new rain-dripped hardy spurges in Canada. How hardy? He’ll find out this winter.
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).
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.
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.