Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sinningia leucotricha

A Gloxinia relative in the Gesneriaceae, this Sinningia has an above ground succulent tuber which reward us with these beautiful flowers and fuzzy green leaves in the Spring every year.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Two of my favorite Echeverias

 Our first photo for tonight is of Echeveria minima. As its name implies, it's small, but - wow! - what a stunner.
At first glance, this may seem similar to the previous E. minima. However, though also a small growing plant, this is Echeveria globulosa, also very nice.
Enjoy your plants!

A Few Images from the Greenhouses

It's epi season! We have never specialized in epicacti (Epiphyllum hybrids, etc.), we always have a large number. We just can't resist them. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

E-Bay Site using our images to sell plants they don't have

[Update: It appears that the seller referred to below has now removed the photos and plants mentioned below per our request. ] One of our buyers has noted that an E-Bay seller has been using our photos without our permission and is selling plants which are misidentified as offsets from plants in our collection. We have notified him of this but he continues to list the plants and use our images. Before buying anything from this buyer, I urge you to take this into consideration. His (or her) ID is  mysarah87    and an example of one of the items he has listed is  located here.  On our webpage it is listed here. The item they describe doesn't have a photo on our page, but - not to worry - they simply take the picture for the next plant which isn't the plant they say they are selling. In addition, they are selling their plant as offsets of our plant (not possible) for $150.00. Our whole plants, grown from seed, are listed at $65.00.
Thanks. I'll be posting some more pictures soon.


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

My very best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a bountiful New Year!

My apologies again for not posting recently. One of the last times I posted I commented about the heat this summer. Well, it's Winter, and now it's the rain. We've already set a record for the amount of rain in any December for over 100 years. And we haven't had even one day without rain.

Enjoy the full moon tonight and celebrate the love of God in the birth of a child. Peace!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

We're open again!

Kara Nursery is again taking orders. These plants are so much a part of our life that it's hard to escape! We're also offering 10% off on the Aloes at this time.
The Stapelia scitula has been blooming for the last couple of weeks. (The correct name is probably Stapelia paniculata ssp. scitula, but either will work.)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Class at Portland Nursery on Division

Sorry it's been so long since I posted to the blog. What can I say. We've been very busy.
Tomorrow, if you're interested, you can join me at 1 pm for a presentation on growing succulent plants at the Portland Nursery on Division (9000 SE Division St. in Portland). Even if you've been to another class I've given, no two are the same as I try to direct my comments to the needs of the people in attendance. You can register for the class here.
And Echinopsis 'Barber Pole' flowered again this week.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

x Gasteraloe 'Royal Highness'

No one seems to know who created this cross, but it's a classic. It's an intergeneric cross between an Aloe and a Gasteria, probably Aloe aristata and Gasteria 'Little Warty'.
We are busy preparing plants for the Oregon Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale, July 17-19 at Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark St. in Portland. If you're in the area, be sure to show up.