• Containers
  • Loving Living Green Design

    Vertical coolness A couple days ago I took Zoe out in her plastic red car for a ride around the neighborhood that included a stop at Living Green Design. There are a bunch of crazy showrooms in one place with tons of cool things to look at. If you’re in the neighborhood definitely check it […]

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  • Spectacular Succulent Gardens

    Aloe polyphylla No trip to Monterey is complete without a stop at Succulent Gardens. The big Aloe polyphylla on the right was HUGE. It’s in a wine barrel. Caution, Succulents Matti’s been playing around, taking crazy pics with the panorama camera setting on his phone. Echeveria Aeonium Echeveria ‘Cassyz Winter’ all cresty That’s me on […]

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  • Agaves Gone Wild!

    Matti in a sea of succulents On the way back to Wisconsin last Spring we hit up Santa Barbara after our central coast stop. We checked out San Marcos Growers in a cool electric golf cart. Since we hadn’t been to Lotusland yet, it was quite possibly one of the coolest plant excursions we’d ever […]

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  • Ogling over Gualala Nursery

    Rusty chicken with plants. We couldn’t resist pulling over to see what’s up with these rusty sculptures. Turns out it’s the Gualala Nursery found on Hwy 1 right about where Sonoma County ends and Mendocino County begins heading north. Gualala Nursery & Trading Co. Leucospermum? Definitely seem like the go to place nursery for this […]

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  • Simply Succulent = Sweet!

    Succulent Bicycle Heaven Last weekend we headed up to Mendocino for a little vacation. Before we go all crazy with posts from the botanical garden (looking super awesome right now) and the town which is pretty much exploding with blooms I wanted to call out a cool little succulent nursery we’ve never checked out before […]

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  • Welcome to the Cactus Jungle

    Ferocactus tiuronensis While in Berkeley, I had to swing by one of my spiky faves, Cactus Jungle.  Peter and Hap have been growing succulents for about 20 years and really have a knack for growing some great specimens such as this Feracactus tiuronensis…a barrel shaped cactus. Opuntia subulata Hey Peter, forgive me if i get […]

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  • Succulent Gardens Containers

    Succulent Gardens in Castroville CA had some really cool container ideas. Their wall panels are even available online. Rusty Rim Succulent Gardens has a bunch of found object full of succulents.  This old rusty car rim has a nice variety of Sedum, and Sempervivum (Hen and Chicks). Wall of Succulents The weather was moody when […]