December 2011

Travel30 Dec 2011 09:51 am


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

Whippets30 Dec 2011 07:24 am


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.


Berkeley Succulents27 Dec 2011 08:41 am

Its a maniacal amount of hummingbird flowers.


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.


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.


Its cold there.

Misc24 Dec 2011 04:45 am

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


Misc23 Dec 2011 03:06 pm

You are running out of time…

May I suggest a polar bear tea light?


Berkeley Succulents23 Dec 2011 09:15 am


Echeveria pulvinata x setosa

Nursery22 Dec 2011 02:10 pm

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



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.


Arctostaphylos “Austin Griffiths”

Berkeley Succulents22 Dec 2011 09:50 am


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.


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.


Asclepias “Silky Gold”

Berkeley Succulents21 Dec 2011 11:11 am

Mammilaria are reliable winter bloomers, for a cactus.


Misc20 Dec 2011 11:23 am

Photo by Andreas Franke & Robert Staudinger

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