Wednesday, November 26, 2008


To those in the U.S. who read this blog - few though you be - I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! And to those from elsewhere around the world, I wish that you also may have times of profound thanks, even in times of severe suffering and pain, or perhaps in spite of so much that is wrong. I'll be back on the other side of the holiday. Peace.

Gibbaeum dispar

Now it's the mesembs turn to flower. This is Gibbaeum dispar, one of my favorites.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Spines on a Fall Afternoon

More good weather out there so I couldn't resist taking some more photos. These are the spines of an old plant of Parodia maasii.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Introducing Haworthia mutica hybrid. What are it's parents? We don't know. Consider it a runaway if you like. But it's nice. Actually it's previous human custodians wrote on the label that it was a match between H. mutica and H. "white"...

Regardless of its less than clear parentage, we came to really like the little babies! I understand a few are available for adoption over at the nursery.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg's are looking so nice at this time of year. The colors are just fantastic!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kiani and Osita, Mama and Daughter

Lynn-Marie took this photo a couple of weeks ago on the way to the Oregon Coast. These are our two Belgian Tervurens, Osita (daughter) and Kiani (mother). They send you their greetings.

Rebutia muscula flower

Lynn-Marie took this photo of Rebutia muscula yesterday. We just never know what to expect!

Massonia jasminiflora

I've really come to like this little South African plant. And when it flowers - wow - does it have a scent.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Haworthia retusa (seed from EA1208). Some very nice seed grown haworthias are coming into their own in the greenhouse.