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Desert Garden at The Huntington: New World

In my previous post I covered the Old World section of the Huntington Desert Garden. It’s located near the top of a rise, adjacent to the Desert Garden Conservatory. From here the land gently slopes downward towards the New World section. On a cold...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 30, 2016

Cactus flowers and other ephemeral summer beauties

This summer has been busier than usual because of that pesky thing called work—you know, the time-consuming activity that gets in the way of fun but pays the bills. While I’ve had less time for gardening (hence fewer posts), summer tends to be a...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 22, 2016

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden summer smörgåsbord

On Sunday I joined the Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society for a field trip to the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. The first event of the day was a workshop on hardy Australian plants given by Jo O'Connell, owner of Australian Native Plants Nurs...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 13, 2016

Where succulents go to university: Pitzer College (2 of 2)

This post continues my visit to Pitzer College in Claremont, CA on New Year’s Day. Click here to go back to part 1. Here is a handy map to help you get your bearings. We’re still at Mead Hall (#11 on the map). It may be one of the older buildings...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 22, 2016

Where succulents go to university: Pitzer College (1 of 2)

Imagine going to college in a place where the sun shines 290 days of the year, where it virtually never freezes, where it’s warm but not unreasonably hot in the summer—and where there are succulents everywhere. Where, in fact, the entire campus i...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 21, 2016

1/1/16: The Living Desert, Palm Desert, CA (2 of 2)

Part 1 of my post about The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California ended in the Baja Palm Oasis. From there I headed towards the Opuntia Garden and the Barrel Cactus Garden. I didn’t try to cover each garden systematically. Instead, I simply took...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 13, 2016

1/1/16: The Living Desert, Palm Desert, CA (1 of 2)

This year it seems I’m forever behind on posts about places I’ve visited. While I’m finally caught on the things we saw during our spring break trip to California’s Central Coast and our three-day trip to Victoria, BC in early April, I still...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 12, 2016

52 Fun Cactus Wedding Ideas To Have A Look At

Categories: Wedding themeTags: cacti weddingcactusdesert weddingsucculentssummer boho weddingsummer wedding    Succulents are on top now, they are everywhere including weddings. Cacti are also very trendy, and there’s nothing...
by HappyWedd on May 11, 2016

Trip from Florida to Tucson Arizona

 I left Florida on Thursday April 21 to drive to Tucson, AZ to visit my best friend from high school. I drove what seemed to be forever to get through the panhandle of Florida. I'm NOT kidding! From Tampa it is quite a drive up to the panhandle...
by Crazy Crochet and Crafts on May 3, 2016

12/31/15: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ (part 2)

In part 1 of this post I showed you about half of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. I should mention that you could easily spend an entire day there and not see everything. Most people I observed seem to treat it as a glorified outdoor gym: logging a few...
by Bamboo and More on Mar 8, 2016

12/31/15: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ (part 1)

Time to take a break from aloe spotting and our front yard lawn conversion and go back to Arizona. I still have quite a few things to show you from my December 2015 desert trip. On New Year’s Eve, I left Tucson early and took State Route 177 north.
by Bamboo and More on Mar 7, 2016

80 Colorful Cinco De Mayo Wedding Ideas

Categories: Wedding themeTags: bold weddingcacticinco de mayocolorful weddingdesertMexican weddingorangepinkpurplesucculentstropical wedding    Cinco de Mayo is a popular Mexican celebration, bold and cool, and if you love Mexic...
by HappyWedd on Feb 6, 2016

Huntington Desert Garden Conservatory

After exploring the Huntington Desert Garden with its Old World and New World sections, I made a brief stop at the Desert Garden Conservatory. For some inexplicable reason, I didn’t take a photo of the entire structure, so this is all I can show yo...
by Bamboo and More on Nov 5, 2015

Exploring the Ruth Bancroft Garden, October 2015 edition

It’s become a tradition now: At each Ruth Bancroft Garden plant sale, I first pick out the plants I want, then I stroll through the garden to see what’s new and revisit old favorites. It was no different last Saturday. Since I had to get raffle...
by Bamboo and More on Oct 14, 2015

Aloe Vera Plant Care | How to Grow Aloe Plants

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) is a medicinally useful succulent plant which has been grown for thousands of years. The gel inside the leaf of this plant is used for treating burns, sunburns, rashes, itching and insect bites. The gel is also used for m...
by Organic Gardening on Sep 21, 2015

Growing Aloe Vera | How to Plant and Care for Aloe Plants

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) is a medicinally useful succulent plant which has been grown for thousands of years. The gel inside the leaf of this plant is used for treating burns, sunburns, rashes, itching and insect bites. The gel is also used for m...
by Organic Gardening on Sep 21, 2015

HENS & CHICKS SUCCULENT Art Print, Pacific Blue Ice, Sempervivum

 This image contains an embedded watermark to protect against digital theft.This watermark will not be present in your print.HENS & CHICKS SUCCULENTAn art print of a colored pencil original drawingfrom Pop Art Diva$15.00Shipping is Includedf...
by The Pop Art Diva Blog on Aug 25, 2015

Ceramic planters by Cumbuca Chic

Priscilla Ramos is a ceramicist from São Paulo, Brazil. She has a fantastic line of ceramic planters in the form of foxes, whales, anteaters, etc. The handmade stoneware pieces are perfect for small succulents or cacti, and you can see more in h...
by Worthwhilesmile on Jul 6, 2015

/HOW TO CARE FOR GREEN PLANTS / part 1

As an indoor plant serial killer, I decided that I couldn't bear seeing more of my green beauties whither away and die. so I decided that enough is enough, and I have now researched flowershops, flowerblogs, & wikipedia and this should be the to-...
by Anya Adores on Jul 1, 2015

Recap of 2015 Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale (part 1)

As you may know, I’m involved in the Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society, an organization well worth supporting if you like succulents and live in the greater Sacramento area. At $15 a year, it’s a bargain, too! Aside from monthly meetings...
by Bamboo and More on May 5, 2015


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