When Plants Smell Bad – Brachystelma barberae

Some of our plants bloom what are known as carrion flowers. Rather than sweet smelling, colorful blooms, these flowers have unique shapes and scents mimicing rotting meat to attracts flies, their primary pollinator. Pseduolithos eylensis has a bizarre bloom with a smell like fresh manure while specimens in the Hoodia genus are also known for … Continue reading When Plants Smell Bad – Brachystelma barberae

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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

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

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

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