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...