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How I Created California Botanical Selection, the Cactus and Succulent Enamel Pin Set

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

When we first started growing desert plants, we just bought them while shopping for milk. It is a combination of cacti in a beautiful pot that you can find everywhere at the local grocery. It didn't take long for them to bloom, which ignited our enthusiasm.

Haworthia cymbiformis var. obtusa
Haworthia cymbiformis var. obtusa

Later, we often went to the nurseries and various botanical gardens in California. We participate in events held by the South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society and Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society. Gradually we filled our living room, balcony, and backyard with cacti and succulents.

Haworthia emelyae
Haworthia emelyae

Most desert plants do well in California because there is enough sunlight and dry air. Our Haworthia are always crystal clear, and our cacti are always sturdy. Of course, there are also tricky species that we spend more time and effort to make them healthy and beautiful, such as Ariocarpus fissuratus. Taking care of plants is the same as taking care of pets; both require patience and meticulous care. They are all alive, and you will be happy to see them grow healthy.

Ariocarpus fissuratus
Ariocarpus fissuratus

Then one day, my husband said, why don't you make your home plants into pins? Maybe plant lovers will like your pins too? Before that, I also started to make some enamel pins and stickers. But I haven't thought about doing a whole new series that is about popular plants in California. Then it turned out that his idea was right. I get messages from my customers saying they love my enamel pins, which are like the plants they keep, and they love them.

Haworthia retusa "White Ghost"
Haworthia retusa "White Ghost"

The California Botanical Selection is currently available in two parts, with a total of twelve enamel pins. The first part is already available. They are:

1. Opuntia

2. Carnegiea gigantea

3. Echinopsis subdenudata

4. Haworthia cooperi

5. Echeveria lilacina

6. Sedum morganianum

The second part:

7. Lithops

8. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

9. Astrophytum myriostigma

10. Fenestraria

11. Euphorbia Ammak

12. Haworthia attenuata

They are expected to go on sale in mid-June.

Sedum morganianum
Sedum morganianum

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