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  • Dudleyas Dudleyas Dudleyas

    Catalina Island Live-forever – Dudleya hassei …the succulent so nice we had to say it thrice.  Hey, we made it to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.  They focus mainly on California natives and have an impressive collection…including a ton o Dudleyas (aka Live-forevers).  Their 78 acre garden is divided up in about 6 sections, from their […]

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  • Terra Sol Sunshine

    Terra Sol Garden Center We did a little yelping the night before heading down to LA and found Terra Sol Garden Center. When we read, “We specialize in the unusual and the unique and carry a wide selection of plants with an especially large selection of succulents and agaves.” we had to check it out. […]

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  • Alice Keck Gardens

    Alice Keck Park Just blocks from the main drag of State Street, Santa Barbara there’s an awesome park called Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.  Besides the ponds full of koi, turtles and patches of lawn…the place is loaded with some sweet ornamentals.  Talking about coolness…this place is so hot that there’s a cultivar named after […]

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  • Mission Santa Barbara

    Mission Santa Barbara We hit Southern California over the holiday starting in Santa Barbara.  Wow, amazing how fast the use of succulents changes…can I say Agave attenuata galore.  After getting a tip, we swung by the Old Mission Santa Barbara. Kalanchoe sp. This isn’t your standard supermarket kalanchoe, but not certain of the species.  The […]