Saturday, November 17, 2007


WOW. It's been a while hasn't it? This summer came and went sooooo fast that I could barely keep my feet on the ground. Well, we are getting back to the blog for now with the anticipation of our online GROW store about to open. Just working out a few final kinks. For those of you that have been patient, thanks. Things haven't quite gone as planned but we think we've figured it out and hope it's up within the next few weeks. Now for the first blog in days...

I thought I had seen just about everything cool that's plant related but then popped up this really rad idea. Plant your pet! This one's for all of you that just can't bring home any more indoor plants because your cat will shread them up! Now you know what to do, PLANT YOUR PET!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

STOP, veggie time...

As you all know this blog is mainly focused on succulents and other odd ball plants but every once in a while something else comes along that is more than blog worthy. Here is one of those things. Our friends Gabriel and Maggie are the veggie gurus of our crew and have started up a blog based on their adventures with everything green. From Tomatomania to the craziest Bok Choy, this one will leave you wanting to rip out your succulent garden and get going with the Snap Peas.

Well, maybe not rip out the succulent garden but you know what I mean...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Living Stones

Mesembryanthemaceae is a large family of plants that is foreign to many of us. They take on many different alien like forms and are one of the many talking points with new vistors at GROW. Shown above are a few 'living rock' bowls that we have put together recently to show the masses what you can do with these odd plants from South Africa. Because of their specific care needs, many varities are not advisable to mix with other succulents when making succulent bowls. Mesembs are generally much tougher to grow, especially for those that are new to the succulent game, and really only need light waterings in the winter and just enough water in the summer to keep them from shriveling badly in the summer. For more specific info on these amazing plants please contact Nick directly at

Shown above...

Argyroderma species
Pleiospilos nelii 'Royal Flush'
Glottiphyllum oligocarpum

Thursday, June 14, 2007

GROW on eBay

GROW is again selling a few choice plants on eBay. After a long layoff, we decided to get back into it so that we could establish a link with all of our out of town guests and regular customers. I hope that you are as excited as we are.

We will be updating all new plants for sale on this blog as they come about. Here are the first three, more to come within the next few days.

Leuchtenbergia principis
Aeonium tabulaeforme
Aloe polyphylla variegata

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


With summer coming on we have really upped our inventory on all things succlulent as well as a ton of beautiful Bromeliads for the home or the garden. Here are a few to give you the idea...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Variegated Aloe Polyphylla

Well folks, here it is, the find of the month. When digging around at one of my favorite growers some friends and I stumbled across one of the nicest plants I've found in a while. A variegated Aloe Polyphylla. It's in a one gallon pot and is doing beautifully! As much as I want to keep this one for myself, I think this one is hitting the open market. Keep your eyes peeled on eBay over the next few days...

Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Hobbit Hacienda

Well all... This is one of the many reasons GROW has been out of touch lately. As I mentioned before we have recently taken on a few really fun projects and The Hobbit Haienda is one. The owners wanted us to come in and help redesign an existing Garden that includes an amazing 50 year old cactus garden that transitions into an area that will soon be a Zen zone. More pics to come.