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Succulents and More · 1d ago

Lake Berryessa Glory Hole

Located less than 30 miles from our house, Lake Berryessa is the 7th largest reservoir in ...
Succulents and More · 6d ago

Aloes in the front yard finally blooming (Feb. 2017)

My last post about leaf rot on agaves promoted by the seemingly never-ending rain here in ...
Succulents and More · 1W ago

Succulents rotting in drought-busting rain

After 5 years of drought--one for the record books, no less--the pendulum has swung far to...
Succulents and More · 1W ago

Art in the desert: DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, Tucson, AZ

On December 28, 2016 I went back to the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in the foothills of th...
Succulents and More · 1W ago

Wednesday Vignette: snail on cactus

I had to laugh when I saw this snail on our Mexican fencepost cactus (Pachycereus marginat...
Succulents and More · 2W ago

A citrusy Sunday morning

Friends of ours here in Davis were out of town for the weekend, and our younger daughter w...
Succulents and More · 2W ago

Wind knocks over sago palm

This is was I found the other morning in the front yard: Our large sago palm (Cycas re...
Succulents and More · 2W ago

Breakage, prunage, bloomage at UC Davis Arboretum

Two months of seemingly endless rain, often coupled with high winds, have taken their toll...
Succulents and More · 2W ago

Wednesday Vignette: mailboxes with cactus

Do the prickly pears get mail too? Outside of Tucson, AZ The Wednesday Vignette me...
Succulents and More · 3W ago

Agaves and opuntias in UC Davis ceramics graveyard

On our Sunday walk through the UC Davis Arboretum, we left the established path for a few hundred feet to take a shortcut through the redwood grove. There I spotted a curious sight through a chain-link fence: A massive Agave americana, 6 ft. ta...