Way back in January we went a little California native crazy in our “center bed” (giant sand pit that was stuffed with Senecio mandraliscae and other wayward succulents). Dang I’m glad we did. Things are starting to get exciting in … Continue reading
Back in late April 2012 we were hanging out on the Central Coast checking out some of the coolest succulent gardens around with Gabriel (Gardens by Gabriel) & Kaveh (Plant Propaganda) on our way back to Wisconsin. We took tons of pics, but haven’t blogged much about our trip back to dairyland. It was too sad for me to look at all the plants I thought I’d never be able to grow again. Now that we’re moving back it’s fun to look at all our pics of plants again. Big thanks to Kaveh for hooking us up with Gabriel’s totally rad gardens! We’ll be definitely be down for a visit once we’re back. *Not all gardens pictured below are Gabriel’s. The first two are Nick Wilkinson owner of Grow Nursery in Cambria. You guys are both gardening gods!
I think those octopus like aloes are Aloe vanbalenii, but I’m not sure. I am really, really sure I want one. Here are a few more of my favorite pics from the tour below, but you can check them all out on flickr here.
May 10, 2011
January 8, 2011
…the succulent so nice we had to say it thrice. Hey, we made it to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. They focus mainly on California natives and have an impressive collection…including a ton o Dudleyas (aka Live-forevers). Their 78 acre garden … Continue reading
December 10, 2010
The New York Times did a little slideshow/bit about our neighborhood about two weekends ago, which described it as bleak (now revived of course). We’re walking distance to most of the places they uncover, and now feel extra cool doing … Continue reading