• Learn how to scrupulously shear and plant your roses and your non-citrus fruit trees in giveaway classes on Jan. 6 and 13 …

January 8, 2018 - garden totes


Cactus Jungle, opening in San Anselmo, will offer a full preference of meridian suitable plants and garden products as good as in-store repotting with a squeeze of a plant, repotting residence calls, landscape pattern and designation and gardening-themed classes. (Courtesy of Cactus Jungle)

Cactus Jungle, opening in San Anselmo, will offer a full preference of meridian suitable plants and garden products as good as in-store repotting with a squeeze of a plant, repotting residence calls, landscape pattern and designation and gardening-themed classes. (Courtesy of Cactus Jungle)




In San Anselmo, it’s a new hothouse for a New Year. That’s a good news for Ross Valley gardeners as Cactus Jungle is relocating into a empty former Sunnyside Nursery plcae in San Anselmo.

Sunnyside, that operated from 1940 to 2015, was a internal favorite famous for a good preference of plants, useful staff with low believe of plants and a possess Marin flourishing grounds. Then Armstrong Garden Centers non-stop there, though sealed this summer.

That creates Cactus Jungle, formed in Berkeley, usually a third hothouse there in some-more than 75 years.

“We’re a small nervous, a small excited,” says Peter Lipson, who has operated Cactus Garden with partner Hap Hollibaugh for 15 years, a final 12 on select Fourth Street in Berkeley.

They had been looking for a right mark for a second plcae for several years though it wasn’t until one of their vendors mentioned a cavity that they knew they found their spot.

“We knew right divided that it would be a ideal location,” Lipson says. “It’s in good vicinity to downtown San Anselmo, there’s a unequivocally good widen of businesses along Sir Francis Drake and it’s not distant from 101.”

The reward is that a 35,000-square-foot site comes with a 3,800-square-foot building.

Lipson hopes to have a soothing opening in mid-February followed by a grand opening mid-March.

Samuel Ko, with a San Rafael’s Meridian Commercial, represented a Perry family in a franchise transaction.

“There were a lot of meddlesome parties including proposals from a series of garden nurseries and about 10 drink garden proposals,” he says, though “the owners were anticipating that it would sojourn a hothouse for one some-more time.”

In a end, he says, it was Cactus Jungle’s knowledge and business devise that swung a deal.

And while Cactus Jungle focuses on cacti and succulents, that are propagated on site, it’s also a full-service hothouse with “climate-appropriate plants, shrubs, trees, grasses, California locals and drought-tolerant bamboo, and have grown a good houseplant section,” he says. “We also do a outrageous business in atmosphere plants.”

Also in batch will be insatiable plants, soils, fertilizers, terrariums and a mini succulents and rocks, gemstones and taste for them, gifts, and both normal terra cotta and modernist-style glassy pots.

Lipson skeleton to offer a same services accessible by his Berkeley store such as in-store repotting with a squeeze of a plant, repotting residence calls, landscape pattern and installation, gardening-themed classes and an annual pottery sale that will coincide with a store’s grand opening.

Cactus Jungle is during 130 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. For information, go to cactusjungle.com.

Don’t-miss events

• Learn how to scrupulously shear and plant your roses and your non-citrus fruit trees in giveaway classes on Jan. 6 and 13. The rose category takes place during 9 a.m. and a category on fruit trees during 10:30 a.m. during Armstrong Garden Centers during 1430 S. Novato Blvd. in Novato. Registration not required. Call 415-878-0493 or go to armstronggarden.com.

• Prune your roses for health and beauty and know how to select rose pruning collection with tips from a UC Marin Master Gardeners during a giveaway eventuality from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 13 during Falkirk Cultural Center during 1408 Mission Ave. in San Rafael. Call 415-473-4204 or go to marinmg.org.

• If we adore orchids and bromeliads, you’ll adore a “Colorful Indoor Planter” make-and-take seminar offering by Sloat Garden Center during 10 a.m. Jan. 14 during 401 Miller Ave. in Mill Valley (415-388-0365) or 1 p.m. Jan. 14 during 700 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Kentfield (415-454-0262). The cost, that includes a container, plants, dirt and moss, is $75 for members or $85. Go to sloatgardens.com.

• Watch an consultant build a “tower” that allows we to smoke-stack — and simply lift out — a cosmetic totes that reason domicile equipment such as toys, collection and reserve so that we can build one during home. The giveaway category will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 during Home Depot during 111 Shoreline Parkway in San Rafael. Call 415-458-8675 or go to homedepot.com.

• Want to get some-more rose blooms and some-more rose plants? Make a beeline to a Russian River Rose Co. on Jan. 20 or 27 for classes on rose pruning (hands-on) and propagation regulating asleep cuttings (demonstration). The pruning category costs $35 and takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a propagation speak from 3 to 4 p.m., that costs $10, or giveaway for pruning category participants. Bring work gloves, shears, and lunch. Heavy sleet postpones class. Classes will be during a Russian River Rose Co. during 1685 Magnolia Dr. in Healdsburg. Call 707-433-7455 or go to russian-river-rose.com.

PJ Bremier writes on home, garden, pattern and interesting topics each Saturday and also on her blog during DesignSwirl.co. She might be contacted during P.O. Box 412, Kentfield 94914, or during pj@pjbremier.com.

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