Cactus30 Jul 2014 04:50 pm


Mammilaria elongata


Long stems, 1″ diameter, clumping; tight star-shape spines. Small cream-colored flowers form a crown around the tips of the stems.

Hardy to 25F

Full Sun

Cactus Soil

Low Water

California Native Plants29 Jul 2014 06:32 pm


Malacothamnus palmeri

California Native
Evergreen Shrub

Sun: Full to Part Sun
Water: Low once established
Size: Bushy, erect stems to 6 feet

Vibrant green foliage year-round gives to small bright pink flowers throughout the summer. Coastal native (Big Sur Area). Butterfly plant. Hardy to 10F.


Berkeley Gardens27 Jul 2014 10:49 am


Epilobium canum hanging around in full bloom in Berkeley.

Nursery25 Jul 2014 05:24 pm


Keith, at the company party.

Airplants25 Jul 2014 01:16 pm


Tillandsia didisticha is a Brazilian epiphyte in the Bromeliad family. These branched inflorescences are what we in the trade call, “stunning”.

However I warn you that they’re too big to put in a small terrarium, as much as you want to.

Whippets25 Jul 2014 01:12 pm


Plants24 Jul 2014 08:19 am

We’ve got a bunch of new fancy mixed succulent planters at the nursery, but of these 3 below, only one of them so far has been popular. Can you guess which one?


Fenestraria in a Flip and Tumble pod planter.


Sedum in a Gleena Ceramics cup.


Mixed Succulents in a Hasami Porcelain bowl.

Airplants&Nursery23 Jul 2014 04:48 pm


Angela has been very busy today putting together our biggest Tillandsia selection yet.

Airplants for everyone!

Berkeley Succulents&Photography22 Jul 2014 03:56 pm


I see we’re growing some very colorful Echeveria Hybrids this time of year.


While it’s true they are very colorful, they’re not really this colorful. There may have been some filtering going on with these photos too.


But so nice…

Cactus21 Jul 2014 08:47 am


Anne’s latest Cactus Terrarium us a custom job for a customer’s terrarium glass.

👑 🌵 💃

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents&Cactus17 Jul 2014 08:49 am


Opuntia linguiformis

Just off San Pablo Ave in Berkeley

Carnivorous Plants15 Jul 2014 08:29 am


Drosera binata – Forked Sundew
Native to Australia and New Zealand
Deciduous Carnivore (Evergreen if Grown Indoors)

Sun: Partial to Full Sun
Water: Daily, Distilled Water Best
Size: Draping, 12- 18″ leaves

Dew covered multi-forked leaves turning bright red in the sun. Sticky dew captures insects. It forms a large insect-catching bush. Best grown in 50/50 peat moss and sand. Also grows well in standing water. Hardy to 25F.

Reader Photos14 Jul 2014 12:14 pm


My San Pedro Macho second round of blooms from the other night

Zee EL Dee-two

Nice! That’s Echinopsis peruviana for those playing at home.

Photography&Plants14 Jul 2014 05:54 am


I see the Jewel Orchids are in spectacular little white blooms!

Haemaria discolor – Jewel Orchid

Terrestrial orchid, small white flowers, dark striped leaves and shade-tolerant!

I think they look like they’re made out of sugar. I’ll bet they’re too sweet to eat. Though you might want to try…

Let me know how it goes when you eat one. Send photos.

Whippets11 Jul 2014 05:15 am


Berkeley Gardens&Cactus10 Jul 2014 01:00 pm


Cylindropuntia prolifera

Berkeley cactus garden.

Photography10 Jul 2014 10:28 am


Echeveria “Rosy Ghost”
We found this growing in a flat of E. subsessilis, and believe it is a new hybrid. Should grow to 6″ rosettes. Rosy edges in full sun, bluish-white leaves.
Hardy to 25F? 
Full Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Questions&Reader Photos09 Jul 2014 10:08 am


Love your website, can hardly wait to come into store!

We are trying to figure out what the plants are called surrounding the trees in the attached picture!


Do you carry these plants?

Thanks a lot,



Those are Agave “Blue Glow” and we do carry them and have them in stock in a number of sizes!


Misc09 Jul 2014 07:28 am


Aloe bakeri
Small, shrubby, spidery arms, shade tolerant
  Hardy to 40F 
  Full Sun to Part Shade
  Cactus Soil
  Low Water

Carnivorous Plants&Nursery08 Jul 2014 03:40 pm

sarracenia flava and western chorus frog

Photo by the estimable Anne Smith of the Carnivore Jungle.

Western chorus frog on a Sarracenia flava hybrid in the carnivore greenhouse!

Clicken to Embiggen

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