Variegated Gymnocalicium

These variegated Gymnocalicium owe their stunning coloring to a lack of chlorophyll. While some variegated specimens require a graft in order to survive, these cacti have enough in their system to standalone on their own roots. These specimens are currently resting and rooting themselves after their long trek to us and aren't available for sale … Continue reading Variegated Gymnocalicium

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Awesome Overhead of Amazing Arrivals

As the weather has picked up, the cacti shelves are emptying out even faster than normal. Don't worry though, we're always bringing in a range of new cacti, from Copiapoa marginata to Melocactus caesius. Check out these photos from a recent cacti shipment, they're more than likely to inspire you to pay a visit to the … Continue reading Awesome Overhead of Amazing Arrivals

Greenhouse Update

Regular customers and first time guests alike always marvel at the diversity of specimens housed within our greenhouse. It's the first thing offering of specimens people encounter after passing through our gift shop and naturally we want to make an amazing first impression. Lately we've received so many new plants the greenhouse has literally been … Continue reading Greenhouse Update

Rugged Good Looks: Ariocarpus fissuratus

Check out these shots of this head-turning Ariocarpus fissuratus collection we received this past weekend, each with a rocky, fissured appearance which lives up to their name. These cacti are native to the Texas, and can be found in areas close to the Rio Grande in the Big Bend region of West Texas. These drought … Continue reading Rugged Good Looks: Ariocarpus fissuratus

Hella Haworthia

It was good to be a fan of Haworthia this past weekend at Desert Creations. In the midst of our grand re-opening sale we received multiple flats of this highly collectible South African genus. Once the green tide had a chance to settle, customers had the opportunity to browse large adult specimens to young seedlings, … Continue reading Hella Haworthia

Grog Clay Co. Pottery Now Available

As our grand re-opening draws closer, we've been busy stocking the shelves of our gift shop with a range of all new goods from local artisans. This past Sunday we aded a selection of hand thrown pottery from the Los Angeles-based Grog Clay Company. Each pot features hand-painted colors which boldly contrast against the ceramics natural shades … Continue reading Grog Clay Co. Pottery Now Available

And the Cacti Keep Coming

You know Spring is coming fast when we begin brining in specimens at the rate we have lately. From big deliveries packing our delivery van to multiple flats of collectible Haworthias, we're already having to get creative with available space. But for nursery visitors, the abundance of new items offers a chance to expand collections, discover new … Continue reading And the Cacti Keep Coming

Incoming Haworthia

Yesterday we showed off a range of the incredible new specimens which arrived in one flat after another this earlier this week. But as mentioned, the delivery was so big we couldn't hope to cram all the content into one blog post. Today, Desert Creations proudly shows off it's newest additions to the shelves, a wide … Continue reading Incoming Haworthia

New Week, New Arrivals

One of the most exciting times to be working at Desert Creations involves the arrival of new specimens. When the white van rumbles into the parking lot, it's a time for rolling up sleeves, unloading boxes, and drawing out one flat after another of unique succulents and cacti. If last week's evening delivery got your attention, … Continue reading New Week, New Arrivals

Evening Delivery

Yesterday Gerald woke up at the crack of dawn to take the nursery van down to San Diego. The mission: to secure multiple flats of new plants for the nursery, load up the van, and brave fierce afternoon traffic conditions on the way back to Northridge. As the sun began dipping late in the afternoon, … Continue reading Evening Delivery