Little Treasures of Life
A while back we visited a place where they breed tigers, as well as lions. Beautiful animals and enormous when you get close enough.... Here is a picture of similar old lion and Tiger "cubs"... and then the cutest of them all - they had 2 cubs, which we could watch but not touch...good enough for me, we spend a lot of times with the 2 rascals ...
Agave Desert Diamond PP 26384
Agave 'Desert Diamond' is a 2013 Hans Hansen/Walters Gardens century plant introduction...a wide-edged sport of Agave 'Kissho Kan'. Compared to its parent, Agave 'Desert Diamond' is slightly slower growing due to the extra white in the leaf, but will eventually make a 15" tall x 18" wide, sparsely offsetting variegated rosette. Agave 'Desert Diamond' is a stunning century plant, especially in a container for the summer patio.
Orchid Cactus ( Epiphyllum oxypetallum ) aka Night blooming cactus
And a spineless cactus she is! This cactus will grow to as tall as 3′ and have 2′ long branches that produce stems and flowers. Although the flat stems look like leaves they are not lea…
a visit to Succulent Gardens
Last Friday I visited Succulent Gardens in Castroville CA for their big extravaganza. There were excellent speakers scheduled, and since I have a thing for succulents, I NEEDed to go! Spent the entire day there, reluctantly departing at 4 p.m. when the event was over. What an experience! So overwhelmed with all of the beautiful succulents and great ideas. I am pretty sure another trip is in order... I have been feeling a pull towards my gardening, landscape and color planting side of my…
Scottsdale, Arizona Should Be on Your Desert Hit List | Girlfriend is Better
I'm lucky that Scottsdale is a 6-hour drive away. I can pack a weekend bag and jump in the car for instant soul rejuvenation.
Aloe polyphylla is spellbinding. Its pointy spiraling form looks more like origami than a plant. Native to high mountains in Africa, it's almost impossible to find. The wild population in Lesotho is almost extinct, and buying or collecting the plant there is a criminal offense. But we located some seeds. They germinate readily and are as easy to grow as most succulents. They prefer a coolish climate below 90 degrees. This is no desert aloe.The first few leaves grow straight up. Around the…
Aloe Vera - Succulent Plant - 100 seeds
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant long used to heal burns and cuts. Today an extract from the leaves is used as the basis of many cosmetics, especially to soothe sunburn skin. Aloe vera really is famous for the healing power in its succulent leaves. Just break off a piece and squeeze the juice onto blisters, sunburn and
A Plant to make my heart go pitter patter.... | PITH + VIGOR by Rochelle Greayer
Is it because it is just like a string of pearls? I am a gal who likes her jewelry after all. Senecio rowleyanus – “String of Pearls” Picture from the California Cactus center. Spread the love1 5 6Shares
These 17 Unusual Plants Just Prove Nature Can Be Weird Sometimes
today we're gonna discover together 17 unusual plants that grow on our dear Earth. We are pretty sure you won't recognize most of them so Let's see!
Adromischus maculatus (Calico Hearts) | World of Succulents
Adromischus maculatus (Calico Hearts) is a low-growing leaf-succulent that forms small clusters or mats. Stems are very short, somewhat...
NATURE: Beautiful Succulent Flowers (1)
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