Category Archives: Succulents

TED’s Garden

Update: Sadly Ted passed away November 24th, 2019. Here’s a great tribute by Bart O’Brien, President of California Horticultural Society. You know the term, a man’s man? Well if there’s such thing as a gardener’s garden…this is the place.  What a treat it was to visit Ted Kipping’s private oasis over in the Glen Park […]

Crested Succulents

Originally posted: November 28, 2011 We’re starting to get a sweet collection of cresting succulents these days. Check out this Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’. Good color and adds a lot of punch amongst the green and gray succulents. Parents of this cultivar are Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria gibbiflora. Crazy how some plants can cross breed between genera. I think this […]

DIY Succulent Pallet Table

One of our most popular posts from June 2011. Can you believe that our latest DIY project was once just a couple of junky pallets and some scrappy table legs?  Crazy…if I didn’t have photos, I wouldn’t believe it myself.  Not too long ago, we whipped out a coffee table sized succulent table out of an old shipping […]

The OG Succulent Table

Mission DIY succulent table complete.  I’ve wanted to make this baby for months.  It’s a dissected old shipping crate and some other random scraps of wood lying around the house turned into a patio side table with a planting strip down the middle. The next couple of pics show a bit of the process.  The […]

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. 

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 […]