Intercity 2018 Overview

Under the August sun, cacti and succulent lovers descended on the LA County Arboretum for the 33rd Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show. Regarded as the Grand Prix of cacti and succulent shows, attendees were treated to a grand hall filled with hundreds of staged specimens. Outside, dozens of vendor filled table rows with a dizzying … Continue reading Intercity 2018 Overview

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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

Spring Sale Success Story

From everyone here at the nursery, thank you for stopping by to take part in our Spring Sale this past weekend. Customers were greeted by full rows of succulents and cacti with only beaming blue skies overhead. Once at the register, everyone had the opportunity to dip into the Desert Creations Lottery Box and draw … Continue reading Spring Sale Success Story

Staging by Desert Creations

When gifting a cactus or succulent, sometimes the situation calls for elevating the presentation up from a plastic pot. At Desert Creations we can pair your purchase with the appropriate soil, pot, and top dressing to create a living work of art. Whether it's a plant you just purchased from the nursery or one you've … Continue reading Staging by Desert Creations

The Painted Plants of Saori Ohwada

Recently I was thumbing through Instagrams "Explore" section when a piece of colorful botanical artwork hooked my attention and brought a pause to the current scan-and-swipe session. The painted Pachypodium in front of me was the handiwork of Saori Ohwada, a Japanese painter who draws inspiration from the natural world to render your favorite cacti … Continue reading The Painted Plants of Saori Ohwada

The Alien Appeal of Psuedolithos

At Desert Creations, some specimens impress visitors with their vibrant color, impressive spines, or a massive caudex. But it's the diminutive, rock-like Psuedolithos that continually steal the show with an appearance absolutely challenging the popular conception of what a succulent "should" look like. These squat, stony-looking spheres are studded with bumps all over their diminutive … Continue reading The Alien Appeal of Psuedolithos

A Nursery Transforms Itself

With the new year we decided it was time to put some long awaited changes into effect here at Desert Creations. We've rearranged the interior of our gift shop, transformed the back office into a vault of rare books, and expanded on our selection of hand thrown pottery, gardening tools, and top dressing. But some … Continue reading A Nursery Transforms Itself

Legendary Adenia Spinosa

Many succulents can start off small but with the proper care and the right conditions, some can grow to massive proportions. That was the case with these giant Adenia spinosa we received last month, each weighing over 60+ pounds and absolutely ready to not move an inch. Crowned with a bristling forest of thorny branches … Continue reading Legendary Adenia Spinosa

A New Year for Desert Creations

We're Back Hello succulent and cacti lovers! It's been a while since you've heard from us but it's a new year and we've got lot's of new content to offer! From re-potting plants to new shipments at the nursery, expect new posts from us every week moving forward. New Nursery Hours As some of you … Continue reading A New Year for Desert Creations

Haworthia Showcase

Miss us? We're back with a new batch of photos to share of some exquisite Haworthias, part of the collection of one of the nursery partners. While these particular pieces aren't available, we currently have a large assortment of Haworthia species at the nursery to satisfy your cravings. Soak up the visual vibrance of these beauties, we … Continue reading Haworthia Showcase