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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 18 in a series – Lithops (Living Stones)

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 18 in a series – Lithops (Living Stones) Lithops is a genus of succulent plants in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. Members of the genus are native to southern Africa. The name is derived from the Ancient Greek words λίθος (lithos), meaning “stone,” and ὄψ (ops), meaning “face,” referring to the stone-like appearance of the plants. They avoid being […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 17 in a series – Colorful Succulent by Douglas E. Welch

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 17 in a series – Colorful Succulent by Douglas E. Welch Follow @agardenersnotebook on Instagram Like A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read more on […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 16 in a series – Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage, CA

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 16 in a series – Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage, CA A visit to the Sunnylands Center & Gardens at the former Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage, CA Sunnylands Center & Gardens Web Site Follow @agardenersnotebook on Instagram Like A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * A portion of each […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 15 in a series – Opuntia microdasys albata via Succulents and Sunshine

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 15 in a series – Opuntia microdasys albata via Succulents and Sunshine This paddle cactus is a favorite among indoor and outdoor succulent growers. The green pads of this cacti form shrubs. The pads are not covered in spines, but white or yellow aureoles that look like tufts of cotton. […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 14 in a series – How To Care For Cotyledon Tomentosa – Bear’s Paw via Succulents Box

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 14 in a series – How To Care For Cotyledon Tomentosa – Bear’s Paw via Succulents Box Cotyledon tomentosa, or also known as Bear’s paw, is one of the most adorable members in the succulents family. It has a peculiar thick, ovate fuzzy green leaves with prominent dark red toothed […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 13 in a series – 4 Echeveria

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 13 in a series – 4 Echeveria The Succulents Box web site offers up this collection of Echeveria and I thought it might provide you some inspiration for your collection. All of these look quite lovely. It is always nice to know that you don’t have to subscribe to services […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 12 in a series – Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis Flower

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 12 in a series – Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis Flower Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis flowerProbably this cultivar, Echinopsis cv. Yellow California: Great time to visit the Cactus garden. Lots in bloom now, lots of buds for more soon! Via Peter D. Tillman on Flickr Follow @agardenersnotebook on Instagram Like A Gardener’s Notebook […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 11 in a series – Opuntia Transplant In My Garden

Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia) A couple of years ago I was able to take several paddles from a neighbor’s prickly Pear cactus. All five of these petals have grown into healthy, new, large plants. Now I am taking the time to transplant them into the garden from the pots where they had been growing. Two of […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 10 in a series – Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) via SacredElements on TikTok

I live near The Huntingon and visit whenever I can. It is nice to see someone capture a bit of video to share with those who are geographically able to visit. — Douglas Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) #succulent #cactus #nature #grow #inspired #tiktokpartner * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 9 in a series – Cactus and Succulents Ready For Planting

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Plant Show & Sale 2017 (lacactus.com) Spent an hour or so at the show on Saturday checking out all the great vendors and plants. * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it […]