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.
Click through for all the pretty photos on Flickr.
First up we have a peachy Echinopsis with not one but two flowers from Annibel.
Secondly, we see there was a “Happy Cactus” for Cinco de Mayo. I’m not happy about it at all. From Shaire.
Lastly we find a round of cactus and succulents on a bench from Robert Miles Design. From the left going clockwise, Mammillaria, Parodia, Espostoa, Ferocactus, Astrophytum, Echeveria, Pachyveria(?), Pleiospilos.
That was it for flickr today, nothing else new there. I wish people would upload more photos.
Old Brand New likes to put cactus and succulents into dinnerware, especially if they have handles. It makes it easier to water the plants. I hope Old Brand New isn’t over-watering the plants since the dinnerware doesn’t look like it has drain holes in the bottom.
It’s that exciting time of year when I update the blog roll! Yay! I added some garden blogs, some gardens, and I also cleared out some dead links. So go ahead and click on the links to your right with abandon!
I’ll also link to some of their posts as we go in the weeks ahead.
And if I missed any blogs I should be linking to, including yours, let me know in comments, please, OK?
One of the Garden Rant writers is spying on her hyacinths. Why would she do that? I’d want to put the spycam on something you were less sure would actually bloom, just to see if they were blooming in the middle of the night when you weren’t looking. Any suggestions?
San Francisco’s Paxton Gate Nursery has a Portland branch office, now, so it seems. This comes to us via words and pictures and links from Danger Garden who happens to be in Portland, so they are probably a reliable source for this.
Check out the fully dormant and named Desert Roses they have. I thought we were the only ones to put out leafless succulents.
This link is for Keith: Good to Grow has a hot air balloon. Or at least photos of one taking off from a New Mexico parking lot.
Danger Garden found a place on Etsy where you can buy a 2″ cactus for the low low price of only $12 each! Now that’s a deal. Plus, they tell you that it will absorb radiation from your computer screen. Excellent!