San Francisco Bay Area Cactus and Succulents
November is the time when we get all the holidays, socially-distanced, starting. First up is Thanksgiving so that’s good – nothing like passing around a virtual turkey this year!
Am I ignoring the elephant in the room of the election coming up in a few days? No, I don’t think that would be possible. I am phone banking to GOTV, and I hope you have voted early, if not yet then do not mail in your ballot, bring it in to a dropbox or voting location.
And then it’s all smooth sailing to Thanksgiving, in my mind that is. Smooth…
Now Ready and Available! We have about half as many as we normally stock every winter, so we will not be shipping the wreaths out this year – we are keeping them all in store for you, our loyal local shoppers. And delivering them around the Bay Area – local delivery options available!
SOCIALLY DISTANCED Open Wed-Sun 10-5
We require masks in our stores and social distancing at all times. We are pretty strict! Please bear with us.
Our online store is here. We are delivering plants, gifts, soils, pots.
Deliveries are usually in 1-3 days but may take up to 1 week, Tuesday thru Friday. We will call to let you know when we will be by before we come.
Berkeley Area: Free Delivery (by Zip Code) includes Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, Piedmont, Rockridge, Temescal, Uptown, Montclair, Kensington
San Anselmo Area: Free Delivery (by Zip Code) includes San Anselmo, San Rafael, Ross, Kentfield, Greenbrae, Larkspur, and Fairfax
San Francisco: $15
$10 East Bay: $10 includes Oakland (where not listed above), Orinda, El Cerrito
$15 East Bay: $15 includes Richmond, San Pablo, Alameda and San Leandro
$10 Marin: $10 includes Corte Madera
$20 Marin: $20 includes Mill Valley (Please note this only includes Mill Valley proper)
Current Hours: Open Wed-Sun 10-5
Current Hours: Open Wed-Sun 10-5
NEW PLANTS AVAILABLE IN-STORE AND ONLINE FOR LOCAL DELIVERY, click the link!
Aeonium “Whippet” are back in stock! It’s our own in-house cultivar, named after our lovely whippet dogs because it’s a fast-growing succulent! Nice color, too.
Chrysocephalum “Silver and Gold” is a low growing Australian ground cover with everlasting daisy flowers.
Aeonium “Garnet” is one of the more colorful of the A. atropurpureum cultivars.
Mangave “Purple People Eater” is not a carnivorous plant, it does not eat people, but it is purple, so there’s that. A bit on the lavender side, though, to be honest. Lavender People Eater doesn’t have the same 60’s nostalgia ring to it though.
IT’S THE MYRTILLO CRESTS – 3 TYPES THIS YEAR!
Now this is the classic, the Myrtillocactus “Elite Crest” with the very tight whorls and whips and turns. These are a nice crop.
Here is a easy going cultivar we are calling Myrtillocactus “Crest” because it is cresting too but it is not what anyone would think of as Elite. Did it go to the best schools? No! Did it have dinner last friday at a Michelin starred restaurant, socially distanced on an outdoor patio? No! OK, then.
And new to us are these monstrous large cresting monstrose Myrtillo’s, we like to think of this as the original form of the crest, so we call it Myrtillocactus geometrizans fa. cristata. The fa. means “forma” in botanical parlance.
OK, BACK TO THE REST OF THE NEW PLANTS FOR YOU
Delosperma “Fire Spinner” is a very low growing ice plant from South Africa with multi-colored flowers. That’s what we like in our groundcovers.
Espostoa lanata is another of our Old Man Cactus from South America. I wonder why all the Old Men are from South America. I am not aware of a good reason for this. I’m old, I’m not South American. You too, you’re old, and you don’t live in South America right now. See what I mean?
Ferocactus hamatacanthus has long thin spines. Did I remind you to go vote if you haven’t already? If you already did have you been talking to your friends and family to get them all out voting too? Especially family that lives in a swing state. It’s the right thing to do.
Jovibarba “Inferno” is a striking addition to the Hens and Chicks family.
Aloe plicatilis is one of the Aloes that have been pulled out root and branch from the Aloe genus and moved to Kumara which is a weird name since it is a name for Sweet Potatoes, which are in the Ipomoea genus. Kumaras are in Ipomoea, Aloes are in Kumara, and Yams are Dioscorea and Potatoes are Deadly Nightshade, Solanums. Fun! Still no explanation for the move from Aloe to Kumara though.
Sansevieria “Lauren” is the newest AND the yellowist of the Sansevieria trifasciata cultivars. So yellow that I want to get out the crayons and try to match that color on my nice white walls.
POTS AND GIFTS TOO
New Candles! We have many new candles and soaps too coming this month and next. Is it a gift? Is it just the right touch for you at home in the cold winter months when the outdoor dining experience gets a bit, shall we say, chilly? Anecdote Candles.
Dark terra cotta Urban Bowls, in multiple sizes.
Is it a gemstone? A mineral? A rock? (Hint: it’s a mineral). It’s Chrysocolla.
New Series 9 Unicornos from Tokidoki – Just Out – Yesterday! Get ’em while they are HOT…