*** Chartreuse Bloom ALERT *** (spurge edition)

Euphorbia characias c.v. “Bruce’s Dwarf”

It’s the dreaded chartreuse blooms. Everybody asks if there really are any chartreuse blooms, and I always tell them no. No there aren’t any chartreuse blooms. But I’m lying. Not only does this spurge bloom chartreuse, but so does the Echinocereus viridiflorus.

In case you were wondering what chartreuse really means, considering that there’s a picture right above that you might not believe your own eyes, here’s the wikipedia traditional chartreuse sample for your perusal.

Cactus Jungle in the News

Peter Hartlaub at the <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1814&amp;entry_id=1632" title="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/05/DD3GUNSK6.DTL&hw=hartlaub&sn=001&sc=1000" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/05/DD3GUNSK6.DTL&hw=hartlaub&sn=001&sc=1000′;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">San Francisco Chronicle</a> has an article in today’s paper about what local goods you can spend your soon-to-be-approved-by-congress tax rebate on. And we made the cut!<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;">Not only is it unnecessary to use this money to pay down debt, it’s practically un-American. The government wants you to spend it on stuff…<br />
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&quot;To be useful, a fiscal stimulus package should be… structured so that its effects on aggregate spending are felt as much as possible within the next twelve months or so,&quot; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress… Translation for those who don’t speak Bernanke-ese: Spend that money… Just make sure it goes back into the economy….<br />
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<span style="font-weight: bold;">Cactus: Do you have any idea how many cacti you can buy for $1,200? Actually, that will buy you only half a cactus if you get one of the biggest ones at Cactus Jungle. But you can also get 340 really small ones at this awesome Berkeley cactus and bamboo retailer.</span></span><br /></div><br />Woohoo! And there’s a photo too!<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><br /><img width="272" hspace="5" height="420" border="2" src="/blog/uploads/misc/dd_pop30004rad.jpg" /><span style="font-style: italic;"><br /><br /></span></div>


The nursewry ios back opdewn aftwre oiuur winter break, and iut’s a cold manmd<br /><br />OK, that didn’t work with my gloves on. What I was trying to say is that we’re open after our winter break and unfortunately it’s cold and rainy and kinda miserable out here, so come by and pay us a visit so we’re not so miserable. That was all.<br /><br />Oh yeah, and Go Pats!<br /><br />

Open Soon

Did I tell you that the nursery is reopening this Friday, Feb. 1? 10:00am, rain or shine. It’s been a very busy January, indeed. We’ve loaded up the nursery with all kinds of new plants and tools and fertilizers and bird feeders and other stuff too. Are you getting our monthly email? No? <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1804&amp;entry_id=1612" title="https://www.cactusjungle.com/contact.html" onmouseover="window.status=’https://www.cactusjungle.com/contact.html’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Then go here and sign up</a>, for gosh sakes, and you’ll be just in time to get our February email later this week.<br /><br />


The <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1691&amp;entry_id=1494" title="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/12/DDIETS6M3.DTL" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/12/DDIETS6M3.DTL’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">SF Chronicle</a> writes about the new Sundance Kabuki Theater in SF and features a photo of the bamboo we installed there.<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;"><img width="272" hspace="5" height="420" border="0" src="/blog/uploads/misc/dd_sundance12069lh.jpg" /><br /> Tall bamboo stalks rise from rusted steel planters in the lobby, which is finished with weathered, reclaimed lumber, stone and teal-blue ceramic tile. </span><br /></div><br />It’s a cold morning. I think I’ll start a fire soon.<br /><br />


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