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Saturday on the bay and in the jungle

November 29, 2009


It was so sunny & windy on the bay today that my honey was looking for windsurf rental shops, but came up empty. We walked out the 3,000-ft Berkeley pier over the muddy rolling water, which was mezmerizing in its opacity. A friend saw that a fisherman had caught a small shark, but I missed it.

The pier is down past Fourth Street, the location of one of my favorite unvisited nurseries: Cactus Jungle! And so we went. What a place!

I miss growing succulents and cactus, and the Jungle didn’t help. They do all sort of creative things with plants. Living walls…

wreaths…

ornaments…

and then there are supercool sunworshipping dogs.

and still more plants too big to fit in my bag.

How much do you think it would cost to heat a conservatory in upstate NY?

Get your cactus and style fix at the Cactus Jungle blog (and Facebook too).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2009 5:22 pm

    It looks like a great nursery…love the photos!

  2. November 29, 2009 9:03 pm

    love. those. ornaments! surely you could make room for one or two of those in your bag…

  3. November 30, 2009 8:23 am

    Succulent ornaments! Why didn’t I think of that? That is almost worth getting a tree for… (And why didn’t I ever go to Cactus Jungle? – maybe they didn’t exist yet in the early 90’s?) I love the shot of The Bay – that pier seems to go on forever, doesn’t it? Is Harry still selling hotdogs at the start of it?

    • November 30, 2009 3:14 pm

      I know, the ornaments rule. I didn’t see hot dogs, but it was reeeeeeeally windy. Lots of fisher-people though!

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