|Randy Baldwin from San Marcos Growers, one of the Key Speakers from last year's Succulent Extravaganza.|
|Fun was had by all, due to great entertainment!|
|Brian Kemble leads a tour.|
|This year: More time for shopping! We've added more time in between the presentations scheduled.|
Robin Speaks! (Last year.) This year he will be leading random tours throughout the weekend.
Plant of the Month: Aloe striatula
Aloe striatula is a tough landscape succulent that blooms with clockwork precision in early summer, from June to July. What is unique about the Aloe striatula shown in this photo is the flower color. Aloe striatula is typically a yellow flowering plant. We have been building stock on an orange flowering form and now have both available.
Both plants grow to about 5 feet as a dense shrub. They are quite hardy, unfazed by temperatures as low as 20 degrees F. They will grow in shade as well as full sun, though they flower better in a sunnier spot.
Retail Details: Pretty Pots
Summer is here and lots of exciting things are going on at Succulent Gardens! We recently received an order of pots from Southern California.
For those of you who visited us in Carmel you will remember them well: sea otters, quail, and more. This time we also ordered the Liberty Bell pots, which are beautiful!
These pots are perfect for succulents and reasonably priced to boot! We have an assortment of glazed and unglazed Terra Cotta pots.
If you haven't been out to the nursery in a while, stop by!
Visit the Nursery!
Retail: Tuesday - Saturday 9-4
Wholesale: Monday - Saturday 8-4
Don't Wait: Visit Now!
Sure, you could wait for Extravaganza, but then you'd miss this:
Our Aloe distans plants are putting on a great show right now!
I am just smitten with the flowers of Aloe distans. I tried so hard to be my friend Sara Shoemaker behind the camera and didn't even come close! The flowers from Aloe distans always captivate me.
This afternoon Tiffany came looking for me with a message and said, " I thought I would find you with your camera shooting photos." I'm certain Aloe distans graced the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
These gorgeous plants are blooming now with a backdrop of Aloe polyphylla and Aloe Hercules. We invite you to come on down and take a look for yourself. Bring your camera!
Grower Tip: Moving Plants Outside
When moving plants outdoors from inside a house, or even from inside a greenhouse setting, it is a good idea to give them time to acclimatize before full exposure to the sun and elements.
When we move plants from the greenhouse to the full sun, we throw a piece of shade cloth (50%) over the plants for about 10 days. Similarly, moving plants from the house requires some transition time. Place the plants being moved under a tree or on a protected porch for a period of time before moving them to a sunnier environment. Doing this will help keep the plants from getting scorched.