Around the Succulent Blogosphere

Plants are the Strangest People has a frog in a bromeliad.

CactGuy found an interesting planter window box with an overgrown cactus in Dallas.

Far Out Flora is back in town and visiting the Bonsai collection at Lake Merritt.

Oregon Cactus Blog has some stunning deep pink Hoya flowers. I’ve never seen them that pink on a Hoya. Photoshop trick or all natural?

Lithops Stories is repotting some gorgeous Titanopsis calcarea seedlings.

Pitcher Plant Project has a large and successful pot of Sarracenia psittacina growing nicely and photogenically.

Do you have a new Cactus or Succulent Blog or Tumblr and want to share with us? Let us know all about you in the comments. Bamboos and Carnivorous Plant Blogs welcome too.


According to CactGuy, Cactus Season has begun!

I think this means you can start fertilizing and watering.

Visiting African Plants in Davis, CA

The Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society took a visit to the African section at the UC Davis Botanical garden, and Bamboo and More was there to take all the blooming African Aloe pictures. It does appear to have been a sunny day, too.

A Cactus Blog Blogger

Joe is joining our blog today! Please be welcoming to Joe. Say hi when you can. Like now would be a good time. Scroll down to his first post, and comment!

And you can visit his tumblr blog too, this is 4 my blog.

Cowboy Painting with Cactus


I don’t know anything about this painting. I found it on the Instagrams, photo by justinclemons.

If we assume this picture was painted in Texas, and the cowboy is from 1892, given the outfit he’s wearing, especially the trademark red bandana, plus the length of the horse’s tail, we can determine this picture was painted in West Creek, Texas in July and from that we can determine the species  of the cacti the horse is trying to avoid: Opuntia cowboyensis ssp. redtexbandanensis.

Good to know!

Ghostly Euphorbias

Danger Garden visited the Cactus Ranch in New Mexico and photos ensued. I especially like the ghost Euphorbias. But there’s enough photos to last anyone in their right mind hours of fun and entertainment.

Colorful Cacti

CactGuy has found some very “colorful” cacti and succulents, i.e. they’re painted or dyed and will not be long for this world. Poor things.

We’ve seen them out and around at the trade shows, along with things like blue orchids. Oh the horror.

Christmas Cacti

If this blog were a tumblr blog then all I would have to do is click the link to repost this item from the tumblr-o-sphere.

But no! I have a proper blog and all so I have to do a proper entry and calculate the settings and find the links and copy and paste and credit and so on, too.

And what is this really about? Christmas Cacti! Singing!

via CactGuy.

Also from CactGuy, this post linked from BatesNursery which was linked from Woseph of a mixed pot that Joseph planted up at the nursery. Things do seem to get around on the tumblr-nets.

Good to Grow

Good to Grow has a Stanley, also known by some as a Kalanchoe luciae although we call it K. thyrsiflora. It’s been doing very well, thank you, on the kitchen windowsill.

Click through for all the Kalanchoe goodness.

Break Time

It’s my summer blog break. 2, maybe 3 days.


Plants Abound

I see The Indoor Garden(er) got his stapeliad back to DC safely from Berkeley. The story of how this Stapelia got to DC started in Iowa, where  Plants Are The Strangest People blogged about one first, leading The Indoor garden(er) to stop by the store and pick one up on his travels.

Iowa –> DC –> Berkeley

The circle of life!

By the way, we subscribe to the Stapelia theory of stapeliads, and do not approve of the Orbea theory of stapeliads.

Book Learning

From sitting-looking, who took the picture from a Harpers from 1897. That’s awhile ago.

I see prickly pear cactus and bicycles, a standard combination for men with guns back in the 19th century.


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