• Nurseries
  • 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 […]

  • Our Garden
  • Foliage Follow Up First Timers

    Euphorbia rigida & friends So yesterday’s Bloom Day post was kind of lame. Lots of repeat blooms… nothing really exciting, so I finally got my act together for a Foliage Follow Up post. Not sure why we never did one before. We’ve got way more going on in the foliage department than flowers most of […]

  • California Natives
  • Merry March Bloom Day

    Eschscholzia californica Happy March Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! I have to admit I’ve been kind of bloom picture taking slacker lately (some of these pics are from a week or two ago). The California poppies are in action out back and they’re cabbage looper free so far. Last year all our poppies were covered in […]

  • DIY
  • Succulent Circle

    Succulent Circle (after) We’ve been eyeballing this project all last summer.  Just down the road from us along the Great Highway, there are some old garden plots marked by narrow one-foot concrete borders.  Most of them are abandoned and overgrow, but I remember that this garden circle was re-established about 2 years ago mostly with succulents.  You can see above what a 30 minute cleanup […]

  • Succulents
  • Fiery Aloe Spikes

    Aloe arborescens – Krantz Aloe The Aloe arborescens are going crazy down in Pacific Grove, CA.  One of the best spots to see these blooming succulents is along Ocean View Blvd.  Take a stroll along the coastal path from the Pacific Grove Marine Gardens Park over to Hays Perkins Park…you won’t regret it.  (Update:  Sounds like the  […]

  • DIY
  • Sprucing up Shiny

    Shiny Succulent Container – Nov 27, 2011 A tad past two years ago, I found this shiny object which I jammed packed with a ton O succulent cuttings. Well, it’s been way over due for a little sprucing up. Above is the result. Check out the side by side at the end. Shiny Succulent Container […]