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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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

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

$15 and Under Wonders

We know it can feel intimidating when looking a the high prices of collector-grade specimens, especially for beginning collectors still learning the essentials of plant care. Desert Creations wants to let you know about our $15 and under cacti and succulent menus now live on our web store. Priced affordably, these offerings range from cool, … Continue reading $15 and Under Wonders

The Show Plants of the 2018 Sunset Cactus and Succulent Sale

This past weekend at the Sunset Cactus and Succulent Show in Culver City saw tabletops filled with jaw dropping cactus and succulent specimens ranging from exotic Echeverias to killer Copiapoa. Our following photo gallery touches on some of our favorites from the weekend, offering inspiration to individuals looking to add something comparable to their own … Continue reading The Show Plants of the 2018 Sunset Cactus and Succulent Sale

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

Guillermo Rivera – Leading the Way to Habitat

Have you ever found yourself dreaming of a life where your main occupation is travel the world to a range of habitats seeking out rare succulents and cacti? One individual had that dream and after years of hard work, he now wakes up to the reality of it every day. Meet Guillermo Rivera, the career … Continue reading Guillermo Rivera – Leading the Way to Habitat

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