Videos – Instructional

Videos - Instructional14 Feb 2016 10:27 am

Videos - Instructional06 Jun 2014 09:30 pm

It’s the nephew in a choir on tour in Switzerland, so that deserves a blog post! He’s the first one you see when the camera zooms in, on the far left.

Videos - Instructional21 Apr 2014 09:59 am

Rikki planted up a wobbly terrarium. Enjoy!

Videos - Instructional13 Apr 2014 10:27 pm

Videos - Instructional17 Feb 2014 10:15 pm

Its the Rooster-on-the-Field Edition of our late night videos. No mere kitten videos or pig-horse friendship videos for us!

Videos - Instructional19 May 2013 03:11 pm

I can’t get the video to embed so you will have to click the link.

Here’s the link:


But do click the link. Well worth it for the Pygmy cactus Owl chicks! Baby owls!!!!

Photography&Videos - Instructional14 Apr 2013 01:53 pm

The prettiest Echeveria of all is:

Echeveria lindsyana

Echeveria lindsyana

Wow! If I didn’t have a nursery, and thus have a whole bunch of these Echeveria lindsyanas already, I would for sure buy that.

Some facts for you: From Mexico, as is typical of these Echeverias in the Crassulaceae Family. Hardy into the lower 20s, but probably not all the way down to 20F. They will form small dense clumps of 6″ rosettes. And they’re pretty. Oh so pretty. They feel pretty and witty and bright! And I pity any Echeverias who isn’t lindsyana tonight!


Videos - Instructional19 Feb 2013 04:09 pm

From J Peterson Garden Design in Austin, TX

I’ll have to try that out. Of course, here in Northern California we have better local wines than they do in Texas, so it’s all good.

Videos - Instructional18 Feb 2013 04:05 pm

I can’t even watch. I don’t recommend you watch. I’ve posted this in a small window so you don’t have to see too much detail so don’t click through and see the full size video. Don’t!


Videos - Instructional12 Feb 2013 12:19 pm

EHow has an instructional video showing you how to put together succulent centerpieces for a wedding. I suppose these could be used for centerpieces for any kind of party or celebration. I wonder… Can you use it for Valentine’s Day?…


I like the way he shoves the aloe in. Now I understand this is just a centerpiece and so is not necessarily intended to survive the event, hence no drainage holes in the bottom, but really it would be nice if he added a bit more soil around the root balls before putting the rocks on top. I guess. But he does know how to make a pretty centerpiece.

Videos - Instructional10 Dec 2012 09:55 pm

Of course it would be quicker if the parrot just flew where it wanted to go.

Videos - Instructional03 Oct 2012 12:41 pm

That was short. This next one is much, much longer. So long, in fact, that I haven’t watched it all the way through. Who has time for that? If someone does, can you please report back to us how good the ending is? Thanks

Videos - Instructional30 Sep 2012 08:24 am

Videos - Instructional31 Aug 2012 10:08 am

Finally, Candace shows you how to drill all kinds of ceramics.

Videos - Instructional24 Apr 2012 08:02 pm

Yesterday’s video was the painful side of this same plant.

Here we see the prettier side of Cylindropuntia bigelovii. Now to be clear, the video is labeled as featuring the flowers of the cholla, however, there are no flowers in the video that I can find. What I see are the fruit. Still, it’s more calming than yesterdays video.

Videos - Instructional23 Apr 2012 03:58 pm

Don’t do this at home. Jumping chollas (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) hurt.

Videos - Instructional23 Jan 2012 11:35 pm


Quotes&Videos - Instructional24 Nov 2011 10:33 am

Comedy gold!

“What is this ‘mac and cheese’?”

Videos - Instructional03 Nov 2011 11:56 am

This picture came to me in an email trying to get me to watch a video about how garden centers can better connect with their customers.

If connecting with my customers requires me to wear what looks like a puppet frog on my shoulder, then… well….

But no, my videos will never feature me with a puppet frog on my shoulder. Kids can go play with the whippets if they come to the nursery.

Videos - Instructional01 Oct 2011 10:04 pm

From 1954!

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