Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The show must go on......

Argus, just won't quit!

Waikiki Rainbow, another bud opening.

Pretty unidentified yard cactus

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011



Wonderful One
Waikiki Rainbow, very florabundant this year!

Elegant Lady

Elegant Lady close up

Pinkie, still blooming.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


A fitting tribute to hybridizer George French's wife

Just as beautiful in the afternoon as it was this morning

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ruby Snowflake

So gorgeous. From the inside, out!

Definitely looks like Mr. Lees/Cactus Pete derived this beauty from Knebel's "Heureka" (AKA Mussolini). You can see the legacy of this bloom in the Evelyn Shiraki hybrids, they have that same lovely form and shimmer to them.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Broken!! "Eternity" to the Emergency Department!

Like a dummy, I was trying to reposition this plant for a photo. Holding the tip with the three blooms, the plant fell backwards. The part with the blooms broke right off in my hands. The rest of the plant, non the worse for the wear. Need to plant this one up in a hanging basket anyway, it LOVES to grow and bloom, apparently.

Garden Gnome Thunder looks on in disbelief.......

Into the indoor studio for a couple nice photos before the inevitable premature fade :(