Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cintia knitzei flowers

I've posted these before but I couldn't pass up posting the flowers the plants are producing now.

Our granddaughter was with us for this past week and the house seems empty without her here (She lives in California). We took two trips to Powell's (the huge book store in Portland) and she found a book she really wanted.

More later. Enjoy your plants.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lithops optica var. rubra

Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't been posting much lately; it's been a little hectic. These are some seedlings of Lithops optica 'Rubra' that are beginning to  look really nice.
Our granddaughter from California will be visiting over Thanksgiving and I'm giving a talk on growing succulents to a Garden Club tomorrow. In addition to that, of course, we decided to open the nursery for orders until December 6 and we've been fairly swamped.
Finally, our weather is finally turning cold with our first hard freeze expected this week. Now any money we earn from the nursery sales goes "slurp" to the heating oil man.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mammillaria elongata 'Rufocrocea'

Mammillaria elongata is a pretty common plant, not very exciting for the experienced collector. However, this variation on the theme is quite interesting. The stems proliferate along the stem and quite regularly send off variegated and/or monstrose growth.
For those who follow our nursery, it should be noted that we are again accepting orders, but only through December 6. After that we'll be closed for the holidays.
Enjoy your plants!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fockea edulis

This is one of a couple of nice old specimens of Fockea edulis, an African caudiciform plant, that we have. We've really come to like these plants over the years.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Graptoveria 'Opalina'

Gorgeous, fat-leaved plants. We've had these for a few years but haven't really spend a lot of time propagating. We should, I suppose, but with the greenhouses full as they are...?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera MBB6565

Some of you may be wondering what the letters and numbers following the name mean. This code tells us where the seed for this particular plant was collected. In this case, for example, the seed was collected about 5 km east of East Somerset in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The MBB refers to M. Bruce Bayer, one of the most important field students and author of many works about haworthias.
Enjoy your plants!