March ESA meeting.....we're getting ready to grow again!
Jim Nones reports that he found these great trellises at the 99 cent store and brought them in for a demo. They are marketed for tomato plants but seem perfect for epiphyllums, too!
At tonight's ESA meeting we had a couple of nice slide shows. We viewed Don Patterson's hybrids, and marvelled at his huge cactus and succulent collection. The other slideshow featured small-flowering hybrids. One of the perks of the small flowering hybrids is off season blooms and LOTS of blooms. Here is a picture of "Orange Icing" in bloom right now. According to former ESA president Galen Pittman, this plant has a flush of blooms about six times a year! At the meeting I also picked up a few new pots, wire hangers three for a dollar (!) and a few new cuttings. "Taskamore" (Cryptocereus anthonyanus X Fruhlingsrauschen) which has unusual ric-rac branches owing to the cryptocereus parent, and "Professor Ebert" a good old standby with upright, triangular branches and pretty medium sized fuchsia flowers.