Grilling Up Succulents

Oh the humanity! I’ve been feeling kind of bad about these guys for awhile now. They look so sad all jammed in that shallow little box. They don’t get a lot of sun these days either, since they’re on the winter shade side of the patio. We had a non-functional Weber grill out back, so… […]

Countless Cacti

California Cactus Center was on our list of places to check out.  Glad we did.  They have some cool skool specimens hanging out…and for sale. I’d be the first to admit…we really don’t have a lot of cactus in our garden, and wasn’t sure we had any.  But every time we do a big succulent pruning, […]

Holy Crap, Huntington Gardens!

I’m not quite sure how to put our visit to The Huntington Botanical Gardens in to words. Amazing. Really amazing. Hands down the coolest horticultural experience I’ve ever had. Matti said I was in a daze for the first hour. Never have I seen so many cacti and succulents in one place. According to the website, they […]

SF Succulent Society Sale and Show

If you want to see the craziest succulents in the Bay Area the SF Succulent Society goes all out every June. These pics are of some of the weirdo entries in the show. Gotta love all those strange Euphorbias. 

Dividing Equisetum hyemale

We’ve been slowly bringing back blog posts from back in the day and this one has been weirdly popular on the internet even when the pictures disappeared a couple years ago. It’s kind of a lame plant if you don’t keep it contained and well watered. It was super popular with landscape architects here in SF about nine years […]

Great Highway Succulent Gardens

The lower Great Highway is a three mile stretch of road where San Francisco meets the Pacific Ocean. Here are some sweet succulent gardens within a couple blocks of our old Outer Sunset place. Succulents grow like weeds by the beach. All that sand and perfect not too hot or cold weather.  We used to purposely drive by this apartment […]