Posts tagged succulent

cactguy:

There is nothing quite like the floral anatomy of the Schlumbergera. Dare I say it is overtly sensual … and I love it.

cactguy:

There is nothing quite like the floral anatomy of the Schlumbergera. Dare I say it is overtly sensual … and I love it.

cactguy:

The blooms on the Kalanchoe humilis ‘Desert Surprise’ continue to grow.

cactguy:

The blooms on the Kalanchoe humilis ‘Desert Surprise’ continue to grow.

cactguy:

cactguy

Great shot, D!

cactguy:

cactguy

Great shot, D!

cactguy:

La Quinta Schmoll also features comprehensive gardens surrounding the greenhouses. Here are just a few exemplars.

These are all photos I have to share; who else is ready to visit now?

MEEE!

cactguy:

143 cacti and succulents in 69 pots are now in my garage … in addition to the 39 cacti and succulents in my windowsills in 27 pots … in addition to 1 mother and 10 pups that I forgot in the front … in addition to 9 in the front garden … 2 upstairs in the balcony … in addition to 60 in the backyard … in addition to 21 prospects rooting in the coffin (really back garden) … and now I have an accurate census for when people say:
Well, how many cacti and succulents doooo you have?
I can promptly reply, 285.
Strike that. I forgot about the magnet and the keychain. 287
TWO HUNDERED AND EIGHTY SEVEN. Dustin, you are ambitious and inspiring. Keep it up, dude! 

cactguy:

143 cacti and succulents in 69 pots are now in my garage … in addition to the 39 cacti and succulents in my windowsills in 27 pots … in addition to 1 mother and 10 pups that I forgot in the front … in addition to 9 in the front garden … 2 upstairs in the balcony … in addition to 60 in the backyard … in addition to 21 prospects rooting in the coffin (really back garden) … and now I have an accurate census for when people say:

Well, how many cacti and succulents doooo you have?

I can promptly reply, 285.

Strike that. I forgot about the magnet and the keychain. 287

TWO HUNDERED AND EIGHTY SEVEN. Dustin, you are ambitious and inspiring. Keep it up, dude! 

flora-file:

Unknown Dudleya Species I found in Baja (by pete@eastbaywilds.com)

flora-file:

Unknown Dudleya Species I found in Baja (by pete@eastbaywilds.com)

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Aloe saponaria var. Ficksburgensis (2) (by KarlGercens.com)

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Aloe saponaria var. Ficksburgensis (2) (by KarlGercens.com)

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Sedum spathulifolium ‘Carnea’ (by pete@eastbaywilds.com)

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Sedum spathulifolium ‘Carnea’ (by pete@eastbaywilds.com)

cactguy:

I really don’t mind hand-watering 80 pots and 40ish “in the ground” cacti/succulents. In fact, I can’t think of a better Saturday morning.

cactguy:

I really don’t mind hand-watering 80 pots and 40ish “in the ground” cacti/succulents. In fact, I can’t think of a better Saturday morning.

cactguy:

I finally have assembled a timeline of the first Trichocereus lobivia blooms on my recent purchase from www.cactuslimon.com - all in just 4 days (and blooming within 6 days of potting it).  I have to say, this was an exciting week to watch the progress of the blooms, and there is a small bloom in the works.  I can’t wait to see what this does over the summer!

HOLY CRAP. 

thedirtexperiment:

Rainy day Aeonium arboreum.

thedirtexperiment:

Rainy day Aeonium arboreum.

greenhousecollective:

aloe delaetii by ilenuca on Flickr.

4-ever-balancing:

Cactus Flowers: Botanical Conservatory. UC Davis, 04-06-12.

flora-file:

Field trip to Orchard Supply Hardware

4-ever-balancing:

Melocactus violaceus: Botanical Conservatory. UC Davis, 03-19-12.
A very good, old friend of mine who collects rare succulents (I shared a couple of pictures of his “garden” about two weeks ago) found this cactus fascinating since it is not green like all the rest. I must say, I am attracted to the colors, especially since yellow is my favorite “real” color. My preferences are black, white, gray. 

4-ever-balancing:

Melocactus violaceus: Botanical Conservatory. UC Davis, 03-19-12.

A very good, old friend of mine who collects rare succulents (I shared a couple of pictures of his “garden” about two weeks ago) found this cactus fascinating since it is not green like all the rest. I must say, I am attracted to the colors, especially since yellow is my favorite “real” color. My preferences are black, white, gray.