How-to15 Oct 2015 03:00 pm

The Washington Post is making a horrible nightmarish Halloween centerpiece out of a stitched together agglomeration of hideous opposites.

Though it is kind of cute.

Daigle, 31, who is one of the authors of the blog Needles & Leaves… told us a bit about succulents and shared a few photos of DIY holiday ideas from her book. There you can find detailed directions on how to create them.

Oh, so it’s in a book! Very timely.

Where is the best place to buy succulents?

Try and go directly to a local nursery. You will get a better plant from them, and you can pick it out yourself.

Nice! She likes us! She really likes us!

Photography13 Oct 2015 04:28 pm


Nice Bear Paw Succulent with cute little orange flowers.

Cotyledon tomentosa

Berkeley Succulents&Oakland05 Oct 2015 12:58 pm


Agave americana

Alcatraz Ave., near the Berkeley/Oakland border.

Looks like they left just enough space for this monster to grow full size before it impedes on the sidewalk and stabs a young bicyclist riding by.

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents02 Oct 2015 11:27 am

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Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley

Whippets02 Oct 2015 10:23 am


Keith takes pictures of my dogs with costumes. Cool!

Plants30 Sep 2015 11:16 am


Pachypodium saundersii

South Africa

Shrub to 5ft. w/large varied caudex
Hardy to 40F.

Berkeley Succulents&Terrariums28 Sep 2015 04:12 pm

Anne’s got some work to do to make new ones!

National Parks26 Sep 2015 01:49 pm

Big Bend Cacti and Agave

Travel21 Sep 2015 12:44 pm


Agaves, Congress St, Austin

Seems a little close to the pedestrians!

National Parks&Travel20 Sep 2015 08:06 am


Fouquieria splendens

Big Bend National Park

Photography14 Sep 2015 10:36 am


Adenium obesum

Berkeley Succulents11 Sep 2015 11:04 am


Jefferson St, Berkeley

Nice grouping! Nice rockwork.

Bay Area Gardens&Berkeley Succulents10 Sep 2015 01:04 pm


Agave americana on Channing Way in Berkeley. In the sidewalk strip? That’ll outgrow that so fast! Hopefully there aren’t any kids riding bikes near there.

Bay Area Succulents&Cactus08 Sep 2015 05:38 pm


Dominic shares his first bloom off a Cactus Jungle San Pedro cactus in the heat today in Pinole. Nice. Hot.

Thanks, Dominic.

Berkeley Succulents&Carnivorous Plants&Terrariums08 Sep 2015 11:24 am


Wow that’s a lot of filtering going on in that photo of a mixed succulent terrarium with some sand design action too. In case you were wondering, I overused Snapseed in that there photo. Enjoy!


Here’s a slightly less filtered photo of a Sarracenia minor. But only slightly less filtered! Shock.

Cactus&Questions04 Sep 2015 10:31 am

Hello again Peter,

Hoping you could ID some succulents for me

My gf has been trying to search for their IDs and is stumped.


Appreciate your assistance as always!



You have there a very adorable little Beehive Cactus, a Coryphantha difficilis.


Photography&Plants04 Sep 2015 07:47 am


Operculicarya decaryi


Succulent bonsai tree in the Cashew Family (Anacardiaceae) with thickened roots that can be further exposed as the plant grows. Deciduous. Slow growing, no frost. Small pinnate leaves are a little bit larger and greener in shade; Tiny and deep red in full sun.

Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Photography&Plants01 Sep 2015 08:43 am


Hoodia gordonii, now with more photo filters!

Stems to 12″ tall, clumps of many spiny branches. Tan to Burgundy carrion flowers. Stems are eaten as an appetite suppressant by the San people of the Namib. Very low water.

Hardy to 25F if very dry in winter
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Cactus31 Aug 2015 06:02 pm


We Are Happy Plants is a band that posts pictures of happy plants on their Facebook page. Like this photo of a car with cactus. Car…. Cactus…. What could go wrong?!?

Berkeley Succulents&Botanic Gardens&California Native Plants29 Aug 2015 11:28 am


Dudleya “Frank Reinelt”

California Native forming 1 foot mounds. As seen at the UC Botanical Garden.

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