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Rainy visit to Annie’s Annuals

Rainy visit to Annie’s Annuals

Yesterday I met an old friend from San Francisco and took him to Annie’s Annuals in Richmond, CA. Annie’s is one of my favorite nurseries. Their selection is vast and quirky; check out their plant list to get a taste. The retail nursery also carries plants that either aren’t on...

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Bach’s Cactus Nursery (Tucson, AZ)

Bach’s Cactus Nursery (Tucson, AZ)

Instead of dealing with the aftermath of the cold snap that has gripped us since Thursday of last week, I decided to write the first extended post from my trip to Arizona last week.

The first destination we’re going to revisit is Bach’s Cactus Nursery in Tucson. From a...

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Arizona day 3—Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Desert Survivors Nursery, Tucson Botanical Garden

Arizona day 3—Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Desert Survivors Nursery, Tucson Botanical Garden

My first stop of the day was the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM). Located in the desert to the west of Tucson, this 98-acre park is one of my favorite places in Arizona. After visiting the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix a couple of days ago, I was afraid the ASDM might...

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Arizona day 2—Tucson: Tohono Chul Park, Bach’s Cactus Nursery, Greg Starr, Tucson Mountain Park, Saguaro National Park

Arizona day 2—Tucson: Tohono Chul Park, Bach’s Cactus Nursery, Greg Starr, Tucson Mountain Park, Saguaro National Park

Day 2 of my Arizona trip started at 8:00am with a visit to Tohono Chul Park, a 49-acre nature preserve in a northern suburb of Tucson. Aside from two bird watchers, I was the only visitor, at least at the beginning.

Tohono Chul isn’t a botanical garden per se, but there...

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Arizona 2013 trip index

Here are all the posts about my December 2013 trip to Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona:

Day 1—Phoenix: Desert Botanical Garden

Day 2—Tucson: Tohono Chul Park, Bach’s Cactus Nursery, Starr Nursery, Tucson Mountain Park, Saguaro National Park

Day 3—Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Desert Survivors Nursery, Tucson Botanical Garden

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A visit to Peacock Horticultural Nursery, part 2

A visit to Peacock Horticultural Nursery, part 2

 Click here to read part 1 of this post While many of the plants at Peacock Horticultural Nursery were in autumn mode, one tree was blooming like it was the height of spring: Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue’ The tree, Eucalyptus pulverulenta ...

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A visit to Peacock Horticultural Nursery, part 1

A visit to Peacock Horticultural Nursery, part 1

Located in the small town of Sebastopol in Sonoma County, about an hour north of San Francisco, Peacock Horticultural Nursery is a treasure that deserves to be more widely known. Although it’s been a while since my last visit, I try to stop there whe...

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Happy ending to palo verde saga

Happy ending to palo verde saga

A few weeks ago I described my quest to find a palo verde tree for our front yard. That post ended with me ordering two ‘Desert Museum’ palo verdes from the Sacramento branch of Village Nurseries which were supposed to be ready for pickup on Monday...

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2013 Succulent Extravaganza, part 2

2013 Succulent Extravaganza, part 2

Before I continue with part 2 of my 2013 Succulent Extravaganza coverage, I’d like to express my gratitude to the people who made this event possible: Robin Stockwell, Tiffany Polli and everybody else at Succulent Gardens; the many helpers who volunt...

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2013 Succulent Extravaganza, part 1

2013 Succulent Extravaganza, part 1

This past Friday and Saturday, Succulent Gardens, Northern California’s premier grower of succulents, held their third annual Succulent Extravaganza at their growing grounds in Castroville. I had attended the first and second Succulent Extravaganza a...

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