Aeonium “Schwartzkopf” is a classic, selling well at the nursery every year, forever. It is beautiful, it is tall and lanky, it is a large rosette this time of year as winter moves in. Nice!
It’s a plaque! From the East Bay Express.
It says something along the lines of We’re the Best. Yay.
Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden
If your green thumb is nonexistent, but you still want to try your hand at growing beautiful plants, there is hope. In this lush nursery of both cacti and succulents, you’ll find low-maintenance plants of every color, height, and even texture — from the furry to the prickly. Glass terrariums dangle from the inside of the nursery’s shop, along with a collection of garden soaps and sparkling amethyst clusters, which can be placed outside or in one’s home. For the beginner botanist, terrarium-making classes are held monthly, where you’ll learn to craft a DIY miniature plant environment out of sand, succulents, and animal sculptures. There are numerous terrariums to choose from, including those made of both hand-blown and recycled glass. And the finished product can be easily used as a creative birthday gift for a friend or family member. Cactus Jungle also offers garden design and installation services, if you’ve been thinking about turning that shoddy front yard into something more similar to vibrant, tropical rainforest. Chances are, you can discover some type of plant suitable for your home here, whether or not you have the gardening experience to go with it. 1509 Fourth St, Berkeley, CactusJungle.com. (Cassandra Vogel)
Ibervillea lindheimeri vining nicely. Buds are coming too!
Balsam Gourd, Globeberry
Large white caudex, annual vines, dormant in winter. Vines have long tendrils, small yellow flowers and red berries.
Sunny winter days at the Cactus Jungle, with filtered photos.
From Art Chang’s instagram feed, succulents from the Cactus Jungle. You can even see the frequent buyer card hiding in the box!
Don’t forget to follow my Cactus Jungle/personal instagram feed too. More succulent photos every day! More whippet photos!