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Succulents and More · 6h ago

Rotting Agave pumila pulls through

In January, I noticed that a few leaves on my prized Agave pumila in the front yard had st...
Succulents and More · 3d ago

Aloe splendor at Los Angeles Country Arboretum (January 2017)

The good folks of Los Angeles County are so lucky. Not only do they have the Huntington, t...
Succulents and More · 1W ago

Another palo verde (heart)break

If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you know that the palo verde (Parkinson...
Succulents and More · 1W ago

What you find in a garden center in Germany

My trip to Germany last week went by in a heartbeat, and there wasn't much time for explor...
Succulents and More · 1W ago

More snapshots from Germany

My previous post showed you the sights in the historic center of Hersbruck, my hometown i...
Succulents and More · 2W ago

Snapshots from Germany

I'm in Germany for my mother's 80th birthday and have been collecting photos to show you...
Succulents and More · 3W ago

Ann Nichols's exotic East Bay paradise (bromeliads! succulents! more!)

The first garden I visited on the Garden Conservancy's recent East Bay Open Day was the garden of Ann Nichols in Piedmont, a small residential enclave surrounded by the city of Oakland. In the Open Day directory, it was described like this: This ...
Succulents and More · 3W ago

Pseudonatural Freakshow

Last Saturday was the Garden Conservancy's first Open Day of 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Four gardens were open for touring in the East Bay (Berkeley and Oakland). I had visited two of them last year, including ceramic artist Marcia Donahue's...
Succulents and More · 4W ago

Getting my Annie's Annuals fix

Usually I don't wait until late April to get my springtime fix at Annie's Annuals, located...
Succulents and More · 1M ago

Sunland Cactus Nursery

On my trip to Palm Springs in early March, Mariscal wasn't the only succulent nursery we v...