December 2012

Airplants29 Dec 2012 03:52 pm

I have finally gotten it all together and we now have a page for Airplants for the Bay Area.


Airplant Terrarium

It’s not a very complete page yet since I have lots of photos to take. It could take awhile to get the rest of the tillandsias photographed.

Tillandsia utriculata v. “Prengelii”

Plants29 Dec 2012 11:42 am


Sedeveria “Blue” may be S. “Blue Mist” or S. “Blue Giant” but I don’t know for sure, so we have named it S. “Blue” to cover all our bases. And pretty bases they are!

Whippets29 Dec 2012 08:17 am

Nursery28 Dec 2012 08:23 am


Why is it that Dragons like to hang out among the succulents so much? It’s a mystery.

Misc27 Dec 2012 03:52 pm

Thanks Cheri for the heads-up to this craigslist listing in Berkeley. They’re local! And awesome!


San Francisco27 Dec 2012 03:15 pm

I still go into San Francisco to see my dentist and what do I see but new Succulent bowls, mostly¬†Echeveria, at the Embarcadero Center. They look very freshly planted, so we’ll see how well they’ve done next time I visit – in 6 months of course.

San Francisco Succulents

Nice succulents. I see Echeveria and Echeveria and more Echeveria. Maybe a Pachyveria too.

Nursery26 Dec 2012 01:39 pm


Photography26 Dec 2012 12:37 pm

A healthy Christmas Cactus bloom color.

christmas cactus

Misc25 Dec 2012 12:15 pm

Carole made us this amazing needlepoint cactus.


It’s a very fruitful prickly pear. Thanks Carole!

Whippets25 Dec 2012 09:49 am

This is our most popular whippet video – almost 20,000 hits!

Misc&Photography24 Dec 2012 11:05 am

Yesterday’s stormy rain left us with moist succulents.







Misc24 Dec 2012 09:43 am

Yesterdays stormy rain is over and today it is gorgeous and sunny.

sunny nursery

We were very busy yesterday, and now what can we expect for today? –¬† the last day we are open for the year.

succulent wall panels

In case you were wondering, we do have a few more wooden succulent wall panels available for sale on this last day to buy your loved ones a beautiful and delicious Christmas present. (Open ’til 5:oo).

Nursery23 Dec 2012 03:05 pm


Airplants&Nursery&Photography23 Dec 2012 01:07 pm

rainy day at the nursery

It may be a very rainy day today, but we’re here for you. Today and tomorrow we are staying open all the way to 5pm. Because we care.

airplant terrarium1

airplant terrarium2

airplant terrarium3

Photography22 Dec 2012 11:42 am

Only three more days to go.

christmas cactus

Here’s the Christmas Cactus last week.

Nursery&Photography22 Dec 2012 10:56 am


California Native Plants&Photography21 Dec 2012 10:32 am

Apparently the town next to Berkeley, Emeryville, is no longer part of California.

Hah, I’m just joking.


Here we see someone at the local mall who thinks that California native plants include spurges. They don’t!


And here we see that the entire garden is filled with non-natives – not a native to be seen. Shall we list them out?

Euphorbia from Europe, Senecio from South Africa, Chondropetalum from South Africa, Aeoniums from the Canary Islands, Sedums from Asia.

Actually, it’s a pretty nice drought-tolerant Mediterranean style garden, so I shouldn’t complain that they put out one or two silly native signs.

Whippets21 Dec 2012 09:56 am

Photography20 Dec 2012 11:23 am

Sansevieria masoniana cutout

Wow! That was a heck of a lot of filtering software to get the image to look that stupid.

Here’s the original photo. (more…)

Photography20 Dec 2012 10:58 am

Everyone loves making the mixed succulent pots.

mixed succulent pots1

These are just a few special succulents in hand-made artist pots by Carey Cherney.

mixed succulent pots2

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