Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

National Parks&Photography14 Nov 2012 05:00 pm

Hanging off the side of a cliff! Nestled in a rock!


Ferocactus cylindriceus, also known as F. acanthodes or California Barrel Cactus or even Miner’s Compass (because it always leans to the South.)


In case you were wondering, I also had to climb up the cliff to get that picture. No tricks were involved.

And next to it was this cute little baby cactus! Also growing in rock.


News14 Nov 2012 11:57 am

From Ohio comes a tremendous object. It is a… Succulent & Airplant Christmas Tree.

They describe it as, “a beautiful and fun tabletop Christmas tree created out of echeverias and tillandsias” by Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Cleveland Ohio.

I have one word for it. Oy.

And no, we do not sell these so please don’t ask.

Photography14 Nov 2012 08:40 am

Yesterday I blogged the Blue Foxtail Agave.

Today we have Agave attenuata “Variegata.” Unlike yesterday’s plant, this is a new cultivar to us and as you can see they have a very distinct white edge.

We think they may not be hardy here so we have them in the Houseplant room.