Monday, October 27, 2014

Oreocereus leucotrichus spines

This plant has been raised with a number of different names during our lifetimes. And the "spines" I'm referring to are the white hairs of this splendid old man cactus. Needs to be kept dry during the cold period of the year (Anything below 45F should be provided some warmth.)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lithops dorotheae

I was out in the greenhouse today with my camera at hand and I just had to share this image of Lithops dorotheae in flower. Such an amazing plant.
We've been having some nasty weather over the last few days - heavy rains and gusty winds, but it's calmed down now, and the heavy rains appear to be over. But along with that, the night-time temperatures are dropping down into the low 40s F (about 4.5 C), which means we'll have to start heating the greenhouses.  Enjoy your plants!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Aloe 'Christmas Carol'

As far as I'm concerned this is one of the most outstanding Aloe cultivars produced in recent years. Wow!