People ask if we have Crassula “Buddha’s Temple” available and for a number of years we’ve had to say “no”. Until now. We finally have a real crop ready, to size and on the floor and ready for sale. Nice! Hopefully we will be able to keep these growing on for years to come so that anytime anyone anywhere (Berkeley, Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area) wants one we will have it available. Now and forever.
It’s Cactus Jungle in the SF Chronicle. And by inside I mean on the front page. Nice!
Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle Laura Wehrley (left) looks for succulents at Cactus Jungle nursery in Berkeley, California, with assistant manager Jeremiah Harper (left back) showing plants on Monday, June 1, 2015.
California on Monday officially began its unprecedented push for water conservation in cities and towns, marching out orders for hundreds of communities across the state to make reductions of up to 36 percent.
The rest of the article is behind a pay wall, so if you are a subscriber you can read the whole thing! You know, some people even still get the newspaper delivered right to their front porch at home. Nice!
Cactus Jungle! with a bit of an autumnal feel to the photo. Or at least that’s what Photoshop calls the filter. I think its a bit of a 70s feel. I was there you know, the 70s man, and I went to those 70s summer camps back then, so that was the filter of my youth. At camp. Not at home, where we didn’t have a particularly filtered life. But camp, well, that was covered in 70s filters.
The flowering cactus are out in full force, full bloom, full glorious sunshine today and all weekend long! Now is definitely the time to get an eyeful.
These are all what we call Echinocereus grandiflora Hybrids, but others call them Tricho-Lobivia Hybrids. I would tell you why the others are wrong, but that would probably bore you to tears, so I will only leave you with this one word of advice: Don’t trust the Botanists.