Misc21 Apr 2013 01:20 pm



robot cake

Robot Cake

The first was made by my brother and the second was made in Australia in honor of the robot.

Misc20 Apr 2013 11:51 am

Yesterday I featured some Cactus Stamps on this here Cactus Blog, and they were postable!

Today I’m featuring Cactus Stamps that are rubbery. And there are three of them for me to feature! All are handmade, or hand-carved as the case may be, and available on the Etsy. Three is a good number, you should buy them all.




Misc19 Apr 2013 12:47 pm

Apparently Tara on Etsy will post these older stamps along with some others on a handmade postcard and send it off to you.


Sweet deal!

Misc03 Apr 2013 12:42 pm

Today’s Spider of the Day is a Black Widow and was captured by Anne. She’s taking it home for a pet.

black widow


Misc&Plants29 Mar 2013 09:36 am


Agave “Black Widow” is our newest addition to our Agave family. It comes to us as a cultivar of Agave schidigera. Yay! Generally solitary, these might get close to 24″ across. More likely 18″. They are quite filiferous and strongly variegated.

And I found this strange music video from a company that produces this agave.


Misc29 Mar 2013 07:13 am

whippet road trip

Misc19 Mar 2013 03:28 pm



A stunning Crassula perforata variegata and a couple Echeveria hybrids are glowing even on this cloudy day.

Misc16 Mar 2013 11:15 pm

Misc16 Mar 2013 07:22 am

Can you help me identify the disease on the cactus picture attached?


Thanks — Rich


It looks like it is a form of “Rust” which is a fungus and is usually treatable with Neem Oil, a natural dual purpose fungicide and insecticide that is easy to use.

Take care,


Misc08 Mar 2013 06:45 am


Cercis occidentalis

Southwestern US/California Native
Evergreen tree

Sun: Full to Partial
Water: Winter rain, summer drought
Size: 20ft.

Careful not to disturb roots when transplanting. Magenta flowers in Spring. From rocky soils at foothills. Bright green kidney-shaped leaves.

Misc06 Mar 2013 03:59 pm

Now through the 10th.


Our plants are at the Chive booth. We love Chive and sell all their products, and now they are selling our products too! At the Chive booth! in Philadelphia! PA!

Misc28 Feb 2013 07:16 am


Fenestraria aurantiaca is the classic strange succulent in the Mesemb family. Related to the Lithops, these are also very low water plants. We recommend keeping them out of full sun and watering every 3-4 weeks. With more sun and more water they can grow quite big, relatively speaking, but then they are very rot prone and most people will find that a higher water level schedule will kill them. Harsh!

The Fenestraria genus includes only two species: Fenestraria rhopalophylla (with white flowers) and Fenestraria aurantiaca (with yellow flowers), which in time have gained various hybrids, with very beautiful flowers (red and orange).

It also appears that F. aurantiaca is no longer considered a separate species, but is a subspecies of F. rhopalophylla. So I guess I better get all my tags updated.

Misc25 Feb 2013 12:41 pm



Misc23 Feb 2013 04:52 pm

Nice and red from all that sun!

Misc20 Feb 2013 04:13 pm

Actually its a succulent and its at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. But the postcard comes from Michigan.


Desert Botanical Gardens, Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona. The Boojum Tree, or Cirio, is a native of Baja California, resembles an inverted carrot, with very small branches. This tree is a member of the Candlewood family, which also includes the Ocotillo.

Misc19 Feb 2013 03:37 pm

Keith’s latest creation featuring Dendrobium kingianum, Scleranthus biflorus and a few Cryptanthus “Minor.”

Close up! You can almost feel that Australian Astroturf.

Misc19 Feb 2013 03:23 pm

just a cute cluster of sempervivums in this little square pot.


Misc15 Feb 2013 04:53 pm

This has gone through a few makeovers since it was first put together, but I think it has finally grown out of its awkward stage and into a beautiful mixed pot.

Misc14 Feb 2013 11:30 am

Linda Estrin Design shared a succulent heart.

succulent hearts

Happy V-Day.

Misc10 Feb 2013 05:00 pm

It’s 5pm and this Fockia crispa is ready to get out of here

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