Friday, August 31, 2012

Lophocereus schottii monstrose "Totem Pole"

One thing almost all visitors comment on when here in Portland is that everything is so green. If you've seen the TV program "Grimm" (filmed here in Portland) you know what we mean. Even the trees are covered in moss green. So I suppose that these Totem Poles are still getting over the shock of blending in so well with the background. Natives of Baja, things are a little drier there. But they adapt well, at least during the warmer days of summer. During our wet and gray winters, they're in the greenhouse and are kept away from the water. We kept three in an unheated shelter last winter and they came through fine...but it was a mild winter.


  1. Great! Such striking sculptural plants, & aptly named too.

  2. Our family love "Grimm"! And I'm fascinated by monstrose forms. These are quite beautiful.

    1. The Grimm house is actually over in the Woodlawn neighborhood where the church I was pastor at for 19 years is located. Leverage is also filming a lot of episodes there, and even a little of Portlandia (a little too off the wall for me). As for monstrose cacti, these are among my favorites.

  3. You have an amazing blog! More power to you!