Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Cactus Jungle, 2012 version
This was my second trip to Cactus Jungle, the first was back in 2009 when Andrew and I spent some time in the Bay Area on our way to Los Angeles.
Walking around the nursery, and again looking at these pictures, I was impressed at how clean and organized it was. The red gravel provides an excellent contrast to the plants, everything pops! The plants all were so healthy and gorgeous...needless to say I wanted EVERYTHING!
Corokia Cotoneaster I can (and do) grow, the Leucadendron not so much.
But oh how I wish I could!
There were many beautiful Cactus in bloom…
Here’s Benjamin politely asking us to leave. Turns out when the gates close at night he gets to run like crazy around the nursery.
Dasylirion wheeleri to the left of Benjamin? Here they are again, two of them came home with me.
I was tempted by these Yucca pallida, aren’t their powder blue twisty leaves fabulous? There was a smaller one but the leaves were straighter, not as cool.
Super sharp spine on this Agave salmiana ‘Green Giant’…
And the almost glowing Agave ‘Blue Flame’…
Aloe polyphylla) that I’ve ever seen in a nursery! No, I didn’t look at the price.
blog, you should check it out. Just a few more spiky pictures from our visit…
A few blocks down Fourth Street from Cactus Jungle is The Gardener, from their website: “The Gardener is a collection of all the things that Alta (the owner)…has learned to enjoy and appreciate in her life”…I wonder what a store made of up those things from my life would look like? Yours?
Succulent Gardens booth), I wasn’t at all tempted by their succulents…
At first I thought it was a light fixture but it’s not wired, I suppose that could be dangerous.
Ruth Bancroft Garden!