The first I discovered via a retweet from the Cactus Jungle in Berkeley. By the way if you’ve not yet visited the Cactus Jungle Blog you really should do so. They are knowledgeable and informative with a wry sense of humor, and they post daily, wait scratch that…multiple times a day. They have a keen ability to locate offbeat stories in small town press that focus on local cactus and agave growers, and I particularly enjoy these features.
But what I‘m posting about today is a tidbit they shared last Sunday concerning a Yelp review of the California Cactus Center in Pasadena. If you would enjoy reading a "gangsta" review of a nursery click through and read this, it’s pretty hilarious (if a little “off-color” in places); here is a small snippet to tempt you: “in general, cactus is something you keep to yourself. it isnt a gift... its barely even a plant” ah yes…barely even a plant…the Cactus Jungle guys said it best: “people are odd.”
If you’ve never been to the California Cactus Center it is a wonderful place that (unlike Brandon) I highly recommend visiting. The pictures throughout this post are from my visit in October of 2009, here is the post on my visit and one from Denise, of A Growing Obsession.
The other link I want to share is from Debra Lee Baldwin and the blog Gardening Gone Wild. This blog is written by several different contributors and creators who always have something interesting to share. Yesterday Debra (of Succulent Container Gardens and Designing with Succulents fame) posted her spiky version of the Twelve Days of Christmas; no actually make that the Twelve Days of Cactus. Great fun and fabulous pictures to go with! Please click on through and I hope you enjoy…