Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rebutia heliosa

Things flower for us a little later than they do down south, but when they get around to it, they get right to it.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Echinocereus viridiflorus

For us, these flower abundantly and require next to no special attention. Other than not being especially happy with the amount of rain we get in the winter, these plants can take any cold weather we could ever send their way.

Epiphyllum hybrid flowers

We have about 5 different hybrids blooming at this time. The first (above) is 'Pacesetter'. The second (below) is 'Sparkling Burgundy". With these blooming, it's hard to see anything else!
The Oregon Cactus & Succulent Society met at the Rare Plant Nursery for their annual open houae this afternoon. It was a beautiful day (the rain held off until tonight), and it's always fun to see the plants he is growing.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Euphorbia millotii flowers

The flowers on this species may range from yellowish-green to pink. These are certainly on the pink end. However, since this is also the time of year that our epiphylums are flowering, they're easy to overlook. That would certainly be a mistake.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rebutia fabrisii

This is an old plant which is in need of attention. I need to take some cuttings and re-root them. But even if the plant is needing some care, the flowers are always dependable and fantastic.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Kazo Bana' or 'Golden Princess'

This plant is about 40 years old and yet grows nicely in a 10 inch diameter pot. It's a wonderful plant to grow, of easy culture, and is even quite hardy to cold. As with most succulents, however, it doesn't like to sit in a lot of water!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Echeveria 'Rubra'

This has been marketed as Echeveria agavoides 'Rubra'. This may be, but the flowers are more like those of E. pulidonis. But, whatever its heritage, it's a beautiful plant. We included it in our new plant list, but just now added the photo. You have to see it to believe it!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Plant List

We just posted our new plant list for the nursery. The only way we're taking orders now is through the list and there's only a two week window of opportunity. You can check it out here. In the meantime, here's a photo from one of the greenhouses.
The good old "Rat Tail" cactus, although I don't really understand how that common name became attached to this plant. It doesn't look like any rat tail I've ever seen!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sinningia cardinalis

A beautiful, caudex forming member of the Gesneriaceae, these plants are easy to grow. They go dormant during the winter but at about this time every spring, they put out new leaves and bright red flowers. During the summer, they appreciate adequate water and bright filtered sun or light shade.