Now you too can learn how to make an Airplant Terrarium! Just follow along!
This is how we celebrate birthdays at the nursery.
Today is Ian’s birthday. He’s quite excited to get a cupcake.
Rikki planted up a wobbly terrarium. Enjoy!
My brother David the professional animator saw my new video from yesterday and has come up with a new set design to improve the future videos. I agree with him. Will my loyal readers build it for me? In the meantime, I’ll be adding more videos using the old set. Maybe I’ll move inside too.<br /><br /><img width="432" hspace="5" border="0" src="/blog/uploads/misc/layout_for_video.jpg" /><br /><br />Thank you, Dave.<br /><br />[Update: <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1744&entry_id=1547" title="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1707611/#producer" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1707611/#producer’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Here’s his IMDB page</a>.]<br /><br />
I’m back with another in our series of instructional videos. This one is about the difference between cactus and succulents. Watch the video, and then take the test.<br /><br /><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Jw64lvOucGY"></param><embed width="425" height="350" adblockframename="adblock-frame-n7" adblockframedobject2="true" adblockframedobject="true" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Jw64lvOucGY" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"/object><br /><br />Now you know.<br /><br />
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They used our custom Succulent Wall Panels on the DIY Network show, Bath Crashers. And they gave our delivery van a plug. That’s me in the drivers seat. I condensed a very jumpy 30 minutes down to 2, with our 1 second part at about 1:30.
Here we are nearly 8 years into the 21st century, and I have yet to make an instructional cactus video. Until now. My first one is a little raw, but it is intense, direct, simple, and informational too. Give it a shot.<br /><br /><object width="425" height="350"><param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/QsVMkT_TlJw" name="movie" /><embed width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/QsVMkT_TlJw" adblockframedobject="true" adblockframedobject2="true" adblockframename="adblock-frame-n7" /><br />
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It’s my latest instructional video, and it was windy out, so I had to shout. Tell all your friends and don’t forget to collect them all!
Finally, Candace shows you how to drill all kinds of ceramics.
The prettiest Echeveria of all is:
Wow! If I didn’t have a nursery, and thus have a whole bunch of these Echeveria lindsyanas already, I would for sure buy that.
Some facts for you: From Mexico, as is typical of these Echeverias in the Crassulaceae Family. Hardy into the lower 20s, but probably not all the way down to 20F. They will form small dense clumps of 6″ rosettes. And they’re pretty. Oh so pretty. They feel pretty and witty and bright! And I pity any Echeverias who isn’t lindsyana tonight!
From J Peterson Garden Design in Austin, TX
I’ll have to try that out. Of course, here in Northern California we have better local wines than they do in Texas, so it’s all good.
I can’t even watch. I don’t recommend you watch. I’ve posted this in a small window so you don’t have to see too much detail so don’t click through and see the full size video. Don’t!
“What is this ‘mac and cheese’?”
People ask us, so we like to answer them.
Now, I have to say, this advice is only good if you do not live in the desert. If you live in an actual desert, then please ignore this. Please?!?
My latest YouTube Instructional Video! Crucial information towards the end of the video, so be sure to watch all the way through.
Debra Lee Baldwin shows you how to make your succulents more colorful with brighter colors and more flowers. But not too stressed.
Does it make you nervous to think about trying this? Keep in mind that this trick of extra stress will slow down the growth of the plant. Sometimes we like to make a plant happy first, let it grow thick and lush, and then slowly increase the stress levels to bring out the wonderful colors.
People ask us.
It’s the nephew in a choir on tour in Switzerland, so that deserves a blog post! He’s the first one you see when the camera zooms in, on the far left.
Of course it would be quicker if the parrot just flew where it wanted to go.
Its the Rooster-on-the-Field Edition of our late night videos. No mere kitten videos or pig-horse friendship videos for us!