Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Eriosyce senilis

I've had this plant up before, but this time I'll have a series as the blooms grow in size. Check back every few days! (And, yes, it's Eriosyce senilis.)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Haworthia magnifica var splendens GM447

And while we're on close-ups, here's another one:

This one's Haworthia magnifica var. splendens (seed grown, GM447). Is it any wonder that magnifica splendens is among the haws most in demand? Wow!

Haworthia cymbiformis var. obtusa

It's been a while...I know. But I have some new photos to post, so here goes!

This is a close-up of Haworthia cymbiformis var. obtusa (from seed - JDV96/63). Now that's succulence!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Not much today. Spent some of today watering Echeverias and cacti in one of the greenhouses. There should be some nice flower pictures pretty soon. Weather's been beautiful, if a bit chilly at night.

Am preparing to present the program for the Oregon Cactus & Succulent Society (OCSS) Sunday night. The title is "Down & Dirty with Cacti & Succulents" - a hands-in-the-dirt demonstration. OCSS meets at the People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave. in Portland. If you live in the area, come and join us. 4:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Succulent Penguin huddle

A Central Texas Gardening Blog (East Side Patch) posted this photo noting it's resemblance to a group of penguins in a huddle. What do you think?

Hmmm. Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy'?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Haworthia pygmaea var. argento-maculosa

I was out in the greenhouse today and just had to take a picture of this: Haworthia pygmaea var. argento-maculosa. I just think it's gorgeous. It's grown from seed from Humor Farm.

And O how I'm looking forward to Summer! More photos later this week.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Promises, promises!

OK. I know I said I'd be posting at least 3 times a week. It's been almost a month! But...there are excuses... I spent 10-14 hours a day for a week preparing for and staffing a cactus society sale at the Spring Home and Garden Show. Then, a couple of days later I spent a couple of days at the resort hotel known as Providence-Portland Hospital with a minor heart attack. (Minor or not, it slowed me down a bit.)

But, that's past, and things are back to normal -- which means "hectic"!

So, back to those promises. I will really, really, really try to live up to them this time. Really!