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.

Cactus28 Aug 2015 07:32 am




Rebutia, Weingartia, Mammilaria

Collect them all!

Botanic Gardens24 Aug 2015 10:54 am


Boophane haemanthoides

That’s an amazing inflorescence on a stunning succulent caudiciform bulb!

At the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden.

Plants23 Aug 2015 08:40 am


Echeveria “Black Prince”

Rosettes to 9″; thick dark leaves, bright red bloom sprays late summer

Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

California Native Plants&Plants20 Aug 2015 08:06 am


Dudleya edulis

Clumping rosettes to 12″, green in shade, SoCal native

Hardy to 15F
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus18 Aug 2015 08:22 am


Large Opuntia on Derby St, Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens17 Aug 2015 12:15 pm


Huge! Agave Bloom! Derby St., Berkeley

Berkeley Succulents16 Aug 2015 05:34 am


Echinopsis in bloom on Ward St, Berkeley

Berkeley Succulents15 Aug 2015 07:07 am


Euphorbia on Ward St in Berkeley

Whippets14 Aug 2015 07:13 pm


The Whippet Jaxx

Botanic Gardens&Travel14 Aug 2015 01:42 pm

The Frustrated Gardener shows you the heartbreak of the Agave bloom. It may not have actually broken the glass on its way out, but close enough!


A specimen of Agave americana, moved from a nearby properly about 40 years ago, has formed an enormous 30ft tall flower spike which is now blossoming. This has necessitated the removal of a handful of glass panes to allow the enormous stalk through, so as not to damage the rest of the historic structure. The result is quite breathtaking and has been drawing crowds from near and far.

Drawing crowds! From all over the Isles I am sure.

Click through for more pictures and the whole story. It’s a good one!

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