Beginning of the Year Sale 03/31-04/02

Big Time Blooms

As clouds and cold give way to sunshine and heat, specimens all across the nursery are beginning to awaken. Spectacular blooms are popping out among the rows with more and more regularity and it's only a matter of time before every aisle is a bright showcase of cacti and succulent flowers. The following gallery offers up some of … Continue reading Big Time Blooms

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

H. Truncata Repotting

Another day, another plant in need of a situational upgrade. We've got a haworthia truncata throwing offsets like crazy in a small pot. Coupled with soil which isn't draining so hot, it's a good candidate for a repotting. Alright, let's go through the steps and get this plant into a new home. 1. All the … Continue reading H. Truncata Repotting

New Arrival – Dioscorea Macrostahcya, the “Mexican Yam”

Of the many unique specimens we receive here at the nursery, dioscorea tend to draw the most inquiries and speculative stares from customers; their bark-like skin, knobbly texture, and a squat profile speaks more to the look of a alien tree stump. Rest assured, these unique specimens are as full of life as any other … Continue reading New Arrival – Dioscorea Macrostahcya, the “Mexican Yam”

Lithops Repotting

Everyone appreciates a change of scenery and plants are no different. Today we're going to repot a lithops clump which has called a 3 1/4" plastic pot home for a while. Inspired by the look of the lithops collection we had on hand for the month of December, we'll be relocating it into a similar hand-thrown … Continue reading Lithops Repotting

Post-Storm Cleanup

In the past few weeks, Los Angeles has experienced one of it's wettest Winters in recent years and California's long drought may finally be reaching an end. Since early December, rain, wind, and grey skies have been a constant theme overhead and many Angelinos have likely woken up wondering if they haven't been magically whisked away … Continue reading Post-Storm Cleanup