Thursday, February 28, 2013

Haworthia cooperi var. venusta GM292

I was watering plants in the greenhouses today, and though I took some flower pictures, these always grab my attention ... Haworthia cooperi var. venusta GM292, one of my favorite haworthias.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Royal Flushes and Karoo Roses

This a flat with Pleiospilos nelii 'Royal Flush', a cultivar with amazing color, and Lapidaria margaretae, a monotypic genus also known as the Karoo Rose or split rocks.  Enjoy your plants.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Echeveria 'Haageana'

A selection of young plants from leaf cuttings, these are often still listed as a species, but all agree that it's a hybrid. Of unknown origin, it's considered to be a hybrid of Echeveria agavoides & Echeveria harmsii. It branches with age. These are showing a lot of color due to the stress of not being watered often enough this winter.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Epicactus 'Piland's Pride'

This has kind of become our first flower to be posted every year. The flower is relatively small for orchid cacti, but it's very dependable and early, two very good qualities.

Monsonia herrei (Syn.: Sarcocaulon herrei)

A neat Winter grower, the Sarcocaulon name has been officially absorbed by Monsonia for some time, but because of morphological differences, it still is mostly known as Sarcocaulon. It can be used to great effect in a bonsai container.
A member of the Geraniaceae family, it hails from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

More Greenhouse Pics

Just another couple of pics from around the smaller greenhouse yesterday. Days are getting longer and the plants are beginning to notice. Now all we have to do is get out there and do a little spiffing up. But there are never enough hours in the day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Around the Greenhouses

There's not much happening around the greenhouses yet, but even without flowers...

Again I haven't been posting much. We're still fighting colds, etc., and Lynn-Marie's arthritis in her hands is making it hard for her to work with the plants. As a result we will be winding down our internet nursery in the next several months. We will try to fill the backlog of orders as soon as we can, but it's going to be a slow process. By this summer we'll be switching over to an occasional email list of plants which are available for a limited time period.

I'll try to keep up with the blog as we move into Spring, but I'm also working on Lynn-Marie's online presence as an artist. I've be promising to get this done for a long time, so it really has to get done. I'll let you know when it's ready to go.

For now, then, just enjoy your plants!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Senecio rowleyanus flower

Obviously, this is a closeup. The flower's not that big. But it's really quite fascinating when you get up close and personal.