Jason got himself on This is 4 My Blog‘s Tumblr. I wonder how many tumblr photos of Jason and Benjamin there are out there?
The Pitcher Plant Project has some great photos of some early blooming Pitcher Plants, being in the Sarracenias.
Indeed they are, and some of the plants are budding before they grow spring pitchers, but that’s just normal.
Life on the Balcony wants to show you how to…
To be fair, it’s more like they wanted you to make this last year before Christmas, I just didn’t get around to sharing this with you until today, a long time after Christmas indeed.
I Can Stop Tomorrow‘s Mark has a spectacular curly leafed aloe coming into bloom.
Click the link! Apparently there’s been some tsuris between this Aloe and the A. Hercules behind. Read the whole story to find out about it.
Hort Log has quite the discovery. Photographic proof too.
This is the juvenile form of Rhaphidophora – often called a shingle plant as the leaves flatten and wrap tightly around tree trunks.
Pam Penick’s Digging found a strange steel planter in Austin with an overgrown agave hanging off it. It’s a very interesting sight!
I do love a nice squid agave (A. bracteosa), and steel planters rock. This one is meant to be an address marker, however, and the squid has simply grown too large, obscuring the numbers.
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Danger Garden visited the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek and a lot of photos were taken. How many?
I had no idea I took over a hundred photographs that day. The garden is just that inspiring.
Click through for all the sunny succulents in all their sunny glory. As seen by Danger Garden of course. There were Yuccas and Agaves in bloom. If you don’t want to click through to see all the pictures, then get yourself over to the gardens and see them in person.
CactGuy has gotten around to marrying Dinosaurs and Airplants. Dinosaurs and airplants…. My favorites! Why, they should be in a museum!
Succulents and More has a new crop of Aloe babies received from a fellow collector found on facebook. Wait, you mean facebook is good for something?
While buying larger specimens provides instant gratification, there’s something even more special about young plants,barely out of seedlinghood. I think of them as the botanical equivalent of babies and toddlers—so full of life and promise, virtually all their life still ahead of them.
Click through for the pictures of the bare root baby Aloes. Fine.
Want to know how fast some Aeoniums can grow?
Check out the before and after photos at Bamboo, Succulents and More.
That’s a lot of growth!
Interestingly, while their blog entry is new, the photo accompanying it was taken a few years ago. I can tell because you can see the edge of a wood-burning stove in the photo that we haven’t had at the nursery for a few years. 3 years?
Plants are the Strangest People has a frog in a bromeliad.
CactGuy found an interesting planter window box with an overgrown cactus in Dallas.
Far Out Flora is back in town and visiting the Bonsai collection at Lake Merritt.
Oregon Cactus Blog has some stunning deep pink Hoya flowers. I’ve never seen them that pink on a Hoya. Photoshop trick or all natural?
Lithops Stories is repotting some gorgeous Titanopsis calcarea seedlings.
Pitcher Plant Project has a large and successful pot of Sarracenia psittacina growing nicely and photogenically.
Do you have a new Cactus or Succulent Blog or Tumblr and want to share with us? Let us know all about you in the comments. Bamboos and Carnivorous Plant Blogs welcome too.
Creature Comforts puts together a nice mixed succulent pot, and does a good job of naming all the plants.
The thing is, that even though I have been a horrid gardener up to this point in my life, I have always had a deep affinity for succulents. They will forever remind me of childhood visits with my grandparents here in California. As a kid who lived neck-deep in snow most of the year in Minnesota and Montana, stepping off the airplane and into a place warm with sun and brimming with plants and flowers was something more than just a little bit magical to me.
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How fun is it around here on a Sunday? Why, it’s Boxing-Glove-Cactus fun. Now that’s a heck of a lot of fun. If you click through the link to the artist’s own page, you will see a secret surprise on the backside of this heavenly Boxing Glove Cactus.
Oh, Boxing Glove Cactus, Why do you make me so happy?
According to CactGuy, Cactus Season has begun!
I think this means you can start fertilizing and watering.