Succulent Terrariums

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I say, how about a terrarium? And a caveman or monkey man from the Ascent of Man series would be a fantastic, and ironic, finishing touch.

Saturday Filtered Succulents

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Aeonium lindleyi
 
Small, shrubby to 12″, with small dense green rosettes

Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Succulents Berkeley

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Page Street, Berkeley

Cotyledon orbiculata in full bloom. Now that’s a nicely shaped shrubby and chalky succulent, just like your mother used to make.

And in case you don’t also follow me on instagram, here’s the instagrammed and filtered version that appeared there.

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Which do you like better?

Berkeley Agave

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Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

An Agave americana that will get too big for its location soon enough, plus some bonus scented geranium.

Mixed Succulents Basket

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Here is our proposal for succulent baskets. Who is the proposal for? It’s a secret. But still, don’t you think we should get it? Of course you do. And we thank you for your support.

An Agave in Berkeley

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7th Street, Berkeley

In this clever photo I chose to hide the Agave behind a fence. I could have walked a few feet and taken the picture without the fence in the way, but then you wouldn’t have seen the scaffolding. So those were the choices and this is the result.

Berkeley Aloes

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Jones Street, Berkeley

Aloe nobilis, the Golden Tooth Aloe.

Blooming Black Rose

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Pardee St, Berkeley
Aeonium “Schwartzkopf”

This one has enough rosettes that it will pull through the bloom period just fine, but many would not make it alive after the flowering.

Succulents for Everyone!

agave and penstemon stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley

A nice garden with Agave attenuata and a red-flowering Penstemon. Nice mounds.

Succulent Gardens throughout the Bay Area

Just kidding! The Bay Area stops at the Berkeley border for my Berkeley Succulent posts.

crassula stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley

Crassula tetragona is the Pine Tree Succulent. And here we have a nice grove of them with a ground cover of oxalis.

Agaves Berkeley

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Stannage Ave., Berkeley is well planted with succulents.

Agave attenuata well placed against the house to help it through the occasional freeze.

Blooming Succulents in the Bay Area

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Stannage Ave., Berkeley

I see we have a large Cotyledon, or maybe it’s a Kalanchoe, I don’t know, and it’s about to be in full bloom. The Bay Area is home to many blooming succulents, just this one happens to attract aphids, so watch for them.

Berkeley Aeoniums

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Stannage Ave., Berkeley

That’s a lot of potted Aeoniums hanging out on Stannage. Big Aeoniums, like maybe A. urbicum sized. And a big rock, too. I like big rocks.

Berkeley Gardens

aeonium kains ave

Kains Ave., Berkeley

I see a large-headed Aeonium “Sunburst” in front of a whole mound of Aeonium heads. Lots of Crassula, some Agave, and a Lemon Tree. Delicious! Too bad its all hiding behind a well-stacked rock wall.

Berkeley Succulent Garden

cotyledon and aeoniums kains ave

Kains Ave., Berkeley

That’s a Cotyledon to the left, a Crassula in the front, and numerous dark Aeoniums to boot. Nice garden!

Berkeley Flowers

Aloe stannage ave

Stannage Ave., Berkeley

Very brightly orange colored blooms spikes on this streetside Aloe arborescens. Well-tended.

Blooming Succulents, Berkeley

Crassula Gilman

Gilman Street, Berkeley

Hiding behind a fancy fence is a very bloomful Crassula ovata, better known in these parts as a Jade Tree.

Aloe Babies

Succulents and More has a new crop of Aloe babies received from a fellow collector found on facebook. Wait, you mean facebook is good for something?

While buying larger specimens provides instant gratification, there’s something even more special about young plants,barely out of seedlinghood. I think of them as the botanical equivalent of babies and toddlers—so full of life and promise, virtually all their life still ahead of them.

Click through for the pictures of the bare root baby Aloes. Fine.

Fan Aloe

Aloe plicatilis

The Aloe plicatilis in my yard is as big as some of the specimens at the UC Botanic Gardens!

So many winter-blooming aloes…

Aloe Berkeley

Aloe arborescens Berkeley

Spruce Street, Berkeley

The Aloe arborescens are blooming up a storm all over Berkeley. Everywhere you turn there are those signature orange spikes. The hummingbirds must be going wild.

Cactus Berkeley

Opuntia Berkeley

Spruce Street, Berkeley

Opuntia species with a lot of ripe red fruit.

And here’s the ripe red close-up:

Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit

Berkeley Agaves

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University Ave, Berkeley

We planted these large Succulent planters along the upper portions of University, near downtown. They don’t go all the way up to the school, yet. Maybe next year there will be enough money to extend them all the way up.

Photo has been filtered. Berkeley isn’t actually those retro colors.

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