Are you wondering why no nobody in New York has offered a holiday cupcake party with a cactus and succulent theme? Cupcake Decorating Workshop by The Sill has you covered, if you are available and in New York next Tuesday only. Nice!
I wonder if they teach you how to make delicious cupcakes, or just how to decorate any old cupcake.
You will learn how to decorate cupcakes like a pro.
OK! No good cupcakes, only decorative frostings. I mean, I assume they don’t prevent you from using delicious cupcakes, but it’s hard to say for sure.
And what if you’re a beginner….
This class will be good for beginners who want to explore their interest, and for semi-professionals who want to develop new skills in buttercream design.
The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the stinky plant or titan arum, is on display at the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory in Washington, DC. Once fully open, the titan arum may remain in bloom for 24 to 48 hours, and then it will collapse quickly.
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!
And just what is this Kadushi Cactus of Bonaire? It’s the Cereus repandus which can get over 30 feet tall and has many delicious edible fruit that apparently you can distill which are known as Cactus Apples, as well as Cadushi.
Are succulent events coming to your hometown? Maybe. Debra Lee Baldwin is traveling this spring, and maybe she’ll be coming to your hometown. And then you can have a wonderfully succulent spring time in your hometown. But not otherwise.
Danger Garden visited the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek and a lot of photos were taken. How many?
I had no idea I took over a hundred photographs that day. The garden is just that inspiring.
Click through for all the sunny succulents in all their sunny glory. As seen by Danger Garden of course. There were Yuccas and Agaves in bloom. If you don’t want to click through to see all the pictures, then get yourself over to the gardens and see them in person.
We don’t post warnings at the front of our nursery that there might be cactus inside. You know, beware of the cactus, since the name of the nursery is Cactus Jungle, after all. But what about on a desert hiking trail? A letter to the editor of the Carlsbad Patch:
While walking with my family down by the south east end of the Lagoon in Carlsbad Agua Hedionda and my youngest son was attacked by what is known as jumping cactus. Having grown up here in Carlsbad and hiked that whole area since I was young I’ve never seen such a cactus. It was vicious to dislodge from his leg….
I think there should be a warning sign in the area…
Although it’s not the largest saguaro ever discovered, the colossal specimen along the Dutchman’s Trail in the Superstition Wilderness is a commanding presence. Balancing a massive, Medusa-like crown of spiny arms and isolated in a landscape where neighboring saguaros sport more modest profiles, this impressive plant grabs the spotlight.
But, it might not stand for much longer. An ominous gray scale on its north side and what appears to be a lightning strike in its core may spell its doom…
And then there’s the whole location and hike and map and description information so you too can go and see this mountainous cactus before its gone.
The hike begins at the Peralta Trailhead on Bluff Spring Trail…
Apparently a local Landscape firm in Austin, TX has now opened a Succulent Store.
If an alien race were to land in Austin for the purpose of surveying our dynamic with our natural world, they might surmise that Austinites in particular have a symbiotic relationship with succulents, as it appears nearly no stylish home or business can be caught without a sweet succulent adorning a corner, tabletop, window sill or bedside table….
Austin residents have a recent reason to rejoice (whether you love succulents or not): Austin landscape design + build firm Big Red Sun has reopened their nursery… at 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St. at Navasota.
Nice frontage. I’ll check them out next time I’m in Austin. It’s been a few years.
Get great ideas by looking at the amazing exhibits during the Succulent Show to be held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, from Saturday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo.
That’s a long time for the show to be up, so you still have time to get out and enjoy the Buffalo fall weather, which is currently 55F and raining.
Some of the exhibits, such as an entire woman created out of succulents, might be beyond the skills of the average gardener.