December 2011


Travel30 Dec 2011 09:51 am

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I see the Cactus Grill at the Home Depot is not open yet.

Whippets30 Dec 2011 07:24 am

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Jaxx and Amica, relaxing by the fire in Santa Cruz on Christmas, while Benjamin and Jason were freezing their skinny whippet butts off in Idaho.

Weekend29 Dec 2011 10:16 pm

Weekend29 Dec 2011 06:14 am

I’m going to be serious with you here; the blog is slow this week. But I think you should have a little fun time happy dance, so we here at the Cactus Blog present to you a You Tube Festival of Dancing Cacti.

Now I wouldn’t judge the rest of them by that one. Please, don’t judge them. Have a little bit of fun time happy dance.

See what I mean? There was no reason to judge that one from the first one. Now you get it! Some fun time happy dance for all!

Boy that’s a bit of very lazy blogging on my part. Try this one.

Happy Time! That was AAWWEESSOOMMEEEEE!!! (more…)

Berkeley Succulents28 Dec 2011 08:24 am

Some thick and colorful Aloe plicatilis buds.

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Berkeley Succulents27 Dec 2011 08:41 am

Its a maniacal amount of hummingbird flowers.

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We’ve been tracking the situation for months now.

Quotes26 Dec 2011 07:24 am

Newt Gingrich, in the 80s, wrote this:

“The third-generation shuttle of the year 2020 should offer… a typical couple… a honeymoon trip into space for around $15,000.”

To the moon!

News25 Dec 2011 10:00 am

(via PATSP)

Merry Christmas

Editor’s Note: Blogging will be light this week.

2nd Editor’s Note since blogging will be light this week: Happy New Year

Misc24 Dec 2011 03:00 pm

You’d like a clown fish tea light set? What, are you making fun of me?

It’s 3 already. We’re closing soon.

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But I’ll wait here and keep the gate open for you.

Whippets24 Dec 2011 11:35 am

The dogs were on route to Idaho yesterday, so I’m one day late with this. Joy sent this pic along from Idaho, near Twin Falls.

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Its cold there.

Misc24 Dec 2011 04:45 am

Maybe you’d prefer a gnome tea light candle set.

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Misc23 Dec 2011 03:06 pm

You are running out of time…

May I suggest a polar bear tea light?

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Berkeley Succulents23 Dec 2011 09:15 am

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Echeveria pulvinata x setosa

Nursery22 Dec 2011 02:10 pm

A customer pointed out that one if our succulent wreaths is coming into bloom.

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Nice!

California Native Plants22 Dec 2011 12:06 pm

Some say I was wrong to post solstice blooms yesterday when today is the real solstice.

Enjoy this one then, today.

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Arctostaphylos “Austin Griffiths”

Berkeley Succulents22 Dec 2011 09:50 am

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Solano Ave. mixed succulents container in front of a salon. Hair? Nails? I don’t know.

California Native Plants21 Dec 2011 01:26 pm

Some of the native flowering currants are completely dormant this time of year.

This one isn’t.

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Ribes sanguineum

Berkeley Gardens21 Dec 2011 12:23 pm

The butterflies may not be out in force this time of year, but the Butterfly Milkweeds are.

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Asclepias “Silky Gold”

Berkeley Succulents21 Dec 2011 11:11 am

Mammilaria are reliable winter bloomers, for a cactus.

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Misc20 Dec 2011 11:23 am

Photo by Andreas Franke & Robert Staudinger

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