I see The Indoor Garden(er) got his stapeliad back to DC safely from Berkeley. The story of how this Stapelia got to DC started in Iowa, where Plants Are The Strangest People blogged about one first, leading The Indoor garden(er) to stop by the store and pick one up on his travels.
Iowa –> DC –> Berkeley
The circle of life!
By the way, we subscribe to the Stapelia theory of stapeliads, and do not approve of the Orbea theory of stapeliads.
It’s Cactus Monday at a Succulent Life and there’s a cactus ring and a cactus with cat mascot watercolor. You have to look closely to see the tiny saguaros on the ring, but it’s worth it.
Mark’s Protea cynaroides is not yet blooming, but he snapped a picture of one at the SF Botanical Garden and it’s a big bloom indeed.
From sitting-looking, who took the picture from a Harpers from 1897. That’s awhile ago.
I see prickly pear cactus and bicycles, a standard combination for men with guns back in the 19th century.
Luther from Oregon Cactus Blog captured a variegated Euphorbia milii on film. That’s some strong variegation. No subtleties at all.
They’re so waxy and all…
Plants are the Strangest People has some Hoya bella flowers going right now. Some scent, not too much.
Sweetstuff Sassy Succulents has found a new use for old Father’s Day Gifts gone awry – make a hanging succulent wall unit out of it. In this case, it’s a BBQ grill cage stuffed and planted and hung.
My Back 40 has been walking the Bernal Heights neighborhood recently and took a lot of pictures. Did I say a lot? I mean A LOT. Don’t click over unless you have a few minutes to stroll through the photos. Some nice succulents mixed in among all the other crazy plants and stuff.
Irises, Echiums, Aeoniums, Agaves, and a really giant Fremontodendron…
For some reason there’s even a Pittosporum.
Enough photos that all you people who have never walked through the gardens of a San Francisco neighborhood will get a really good idea of what that’s like.
What’s the latest trend in gardening? Growing your vegetables in the airport.
From Our Little Acre, pictures from O’Hare including ripe red tomatoes.
So do you agree that this is a trend? Am I on top of the trendspotting? Airport gardening?