Berkeley Gardens

Bay Area Succulents&Berkeley Gardens29 Mar 2016 10:28 am

Quy and Chip send along photos of their garden after planting with Cactus Jungle plants last year. Looking good!


More after the break… (more…)

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus14 Feb 2016 10:49 am


Matthews St, Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens03 Nov 2015 09:37 am

It’s the Hairyballs Milkweed plant.

Gomphocarpus physocarpa 10th Street, Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents29 Oct 2015 01:15 pm


Agave attenuata on Dwight Ave., Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents02 Oct 2015 11:27 am

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Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus18 Aug 2015 08:22 am


Large Opuntia on Derby St, Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens17 Aug 2015 12:15 pm


Huge! Agave Bloom! Derby St., Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens&Botanic Gardens17 Jul 2015 05:45 pm

It’s your Berkeley Corpse Flower alert!

Titan arum opening soon at the UC Botanic Garden!

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents30 Jun 2015 11:58 am


Page Street, Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus25 Apr 2015 08:55 am


Berkeley cactus garden, Ferocactus stainesii

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus14 Apr 2015 12:46 pm


53rd Street, Emeryville

Echinopsis pachanoi

Chevy Truck


Berkeley Gardens&California Native Plants07 Apr 2015 03:10 pm

Mimulus Georgie Orange

Mimulus “Georgie Tangerine” on 4th Street in Berkeley

I can’t actually confirm the ID of the cultivar, but I’m pretty sure. Embiggen the photo if you want to look a bit closer yourself and let me know what you think. Maybe it’s M. “Curious Orange”?

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents19 Mar 2015 05:33 am


This yellow Delosperma is on 4th Street in Berkeley.

OK, so it’s in front of the store. Which store you ask? How can you ask that?!? It’s Cactus Jungle!

If you follow me on the instagrams you might see this same picture, but filtered. Very filtered.

Berkeley Gardens31 Jan 2015 10:47 am


New growth on the Opuntia basilaris v caudata in January means this drought has gone on long enough.

Berkeley Gardens20 Jan 2015 08:15 am



Puya Raimundii at UC Botanical Garden is starting to list, indicating the end is near. The Chronicle/Sam Whiting

The Puya Raimondii that bloomed mysteriously last summer after a 24-year wait at the UC Botanical Garden, is showing signs of fatigue six months later… The blooms that came up last summer were tiny and white on a bud that was 15 feet high.

It was a spectacular show while it lasted. Buh Bye!

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents&Science26 Dec 2014 07:33 am


Ceiba speciosa

Derby St, Berkeley

These have amazing flowers 💐 and giant trunks and amazing thick spines. Nice! And they grow them in Berkeley right along the streets.

They are in the former Bombax family, with other succulent bottle trees, which is now the Bombax subfamily (Bombacoideae) of the mallow family, Malvaceae. Wow! That means it’s a giant tree that is closely related to these delicate and gorgeous California Native perennials. Sweet.

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus16 Dec 2014 08:08 am


Christmas lights on a cactus garden in Berkeley!

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents29 Oct 2014 03:35 pm


Jones Street Berkeley
Aeonium clump, low growing, click to enlarge so you can really see the whole thing.

Berkeley Gardens14 Oct 2014 05:13 pm


Buddleia davidii “Buzz Purple”
Dwarf Butterfly Bush
Asian Hybrid
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Moderate
Size: 2 to 3ft.

Beautiful compact plant only 24″ tall in container. Stunning purple inflorescence. Great for patios and smaller gardens. Hardy to below 0F.


Berkeley Gardens01 Oct 2014 04:30 pm


Cowper Street, Berkeley

It’s an elephant shrine!

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