Sunday, March 30, 2014

Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green'

Lynn-Marie's been doing some "playing" in the greenhouse, including potting up some nice specimen plants for display. This is a specimen of Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green' in an 8 inch diameter pot.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sedum rubrotinctum 'Aurora'

Sometimes called the "Pink Jelly Beans", this is one fantastic and easy to grow succulent. Succulent snobs (which, admit it, succulent snobs - "S.S." - describes some of us some of the time :[  ), ...S.S.s may tend to look down on easy plants like these, but it's our loss when we do. Have fun with them!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Echeveria 'Lola'

This has always been one of my favorites of the echeverias. The plant itself is so attractive, even without the flowers; the flowers are an added bonus.
Yesterday was almost a record temperature, reaching 72 F. All the trees and bushes and spring bulbs are suddenly alive with flowers, making this an outstanding time of the year here in the Pacific Northwest.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Echeveria agavoides

This clump will show more color as it's exposed to more sun this Spring and Summer. Meanwhile, with the flowers, who needs more. Wow!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Haworthia cooperi var. venusta ex GM292

This variant of H. cooperi doesn't grow very large but is quite lovely. Grown from habitat collected seed, this remains quite rare in collections.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Haworthia 'Chocolate'

I think we're finally past the worst of the cold for this winter: No more snow and no more super freezes. The bulbs are blooming and the trees are budding out. And, we're not going to need to heat the greenhouses much longer! :) In the meantime, here's a nice, easy to grow cultivar, which is really true to its name. Or maybe I'm just hungry.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Off topic: Oregon coast images

I just felt it was time for a break. A couple of images from the beautiful Oregon coast.