Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Strangely pretty. The effects of colchicine? I've seen pictures of the blooms of this variety where they are red and white patched.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides ("Deutsche Kaiserin" or "Giant Empress")

Morning lighting

 Such a pretty species, native to Mexico. (Don't ask me how a Mexican species can be called "German Empress")

This is also commonly known as the "pond lily" cactus, due to the lotus-like blossoms. So delicate and lovely.

The bloom is about 3-4 wide, so this would be categorized as more on the small to medium size. Usually the branches will develop spotting. So far, on this particular plant, the spotting is very minimal. Just started from cuttings last summer, and has lots of new growth in less than a year!

Under evening light

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Epiphyllum Ackermanii "Coral Geisha"

Not quite as "coral" as one might expect but still rather pretty. A small bloom about 3" across.

Today's gnome-Boo!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ESA Meeting April 2011

As buds turn to blooms, we begin to really get excited about spring!
"The Big Apple"

 Rose "Queen Mary II"

"Me Tarzan"

Gary's unnamed Fruhlingsgold hybrid

Aporophyllums "Moonlight" and "Oakleigh Conquest"

Gary Brandfellner's seedlings

Jim Nones' seedlings