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

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Calling All Crests

Popular culture has trained us to associate mutation with marauding bandits in a post apocalyptic landscape or a certain group of sewer-bound superheroes. But in reality, mutations are far more benign. In the world of cacti and succulents, mutation often makes for a fascinating and visually impressive specimen worthy of a prominent spot in a … Continue reading Calling All Crests

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

Raiders of the Lost Greenhouse

For the past few months there had been talk of a private nursery collection which lay outside of LA which Desert Creations was set to acquire. While we were assured the collection was ready for pickup, the record Winter rains had essentially grounded our efforts to make the three hour drive to pock it up. With several … Continue reading Raiders of the Lost Greenhouse

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

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