Those cacti pots are one of the most brilliant things I've seen in a while.
A very impressive collection. Everything is beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing!
Originally Posted by QSRUDDY
Hah! Thanks! Those are actually just little dishrag holders people usually keep near their sinks. I pick stuff like that up all the time from yard sales.
Originally Posted by Wire Man
Glad you enjoyed! Proves I'm not keeping them all alive just for myself
Originally Posted by ellisonk001
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Quite a nice collection you have there, thanks for sharing.
Some stapeliads blooming in my hobby greenhouse:
Orbea variegata, the first stapeliad ever discovered. Justus Heurnius, a Dutch missionary, collected it in Africa and sent it to Europe in 1639. Heurnius is also the namesake of another (albeit misspelled) stapeliad genus, Huernia.
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I've spent a lot of this winter preparing to grow more and more CPs. I'm hoping to get out there as a Sarracenia breeder and catch up to some of the well-known ones who've been doing this for decades.
So, for xmas, my lovely wife let me get some galvanized metal benches at an estate sale. A couple were liquidating their orchid greenhouse--it was sad to see--but I picked up a lot of awesome new stuff. I have another Sarracenia growing area that isn't in the photo, but come spring a lot of this space will fill up with seedlings as well as serve as the summer home for the cacti and succulents in the nearby greenhouse. The trash cans, in case you're wondering, hold my various blends of soils.
Mammillaria hahniana, the Birthday Cake Cactus
Mamm. spinossissima hybrid
Hechtia bromeliad, Myrmecodia tuberosa, and my "test Nep," a ventrata. So far it's handled lows of 40F regularly all winter long. Last year's "test Nep" had cold spots everywhere and eventually died. I have an N. miranda in there too, which although it halted growth has remained perfectly healthy. I am not sure what I'll do if it turns out I can grow Neps at home! The fight for plant space would become unimaginable!!
Agave lophantha, and Brasilopuntia brasiliensis in the background
Davallia species, a White Rabbit's Foot Fern
Dews next to lithops. I love the contrast between moisture lovers and drought lovers!
tons of other crap. I need to build real shelves. Been getting by on plastic ones.
Check out the spout on my milk jug. That is a marvelous invention.....
I think these are D. roseana, from the one roseana plant that survived outside this summer (thanks Paul!)
D GIGANTEA LIVES! My favorite dew... I really have one!! It's friggin' unbelievable! I know it's just a 4mm long shoot, but holy crap! There's an unsprouted tuber too as well as a blurry 3rd in the extreme bottom left. I mark them with cactus spines.
D MENZIESII ALSO LIVES! I love these things more than is reasonable. I cannot wait till they get bigger. The floodgates of tuberous dews will open this summer. I am going to collect them by the boatload....
Another pot of hookeri! Hookeri... weird name huh.... read about Joseph Dalton Hooker! One of the most brilliant botanists of his age. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Dalton_Hooker
filiformis "Florida Red"
filiformis, FL Red, tracyi, madagascariensis, admirabilis, x californica, dielsiana, natalensis, spatulata, burkeana (not in any order)
Golden Barrel Cactus... you know, I really have to watch my step in my greenhouse... mistakes are costly....
Oreocereus celsianus.... one of my favorites. I love all the wooly cacti.
Wooly, you say? Well, if it isn't Cleistocactus strausii!
The columnar cacti get grouped together
Please keep us updated on that D. Gigantea! I'd love to try to grow one some day lol, in my opinion, it's the coolest sundew out there
all manner of threadleaf sundews.
Over the past 5 years I have raised a reseeding population of native red columbines from 2 original plants. I have quite a few flowerbeds, but probably dozens of flowering columbines throughout them. Love this plant to death.
x mitchelliana, my cross, purp purp x leucophylla F1, Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, Baldwin Co., AL
flava var. flava, F1, Old Dock, NC
oreo "Sand Mt. Clone 4" x leucophylla F1, Splinter Hill Bog, AL, my cross
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purp burkii luteola, one of three clones I have
second of three clones. I particularly love the 4-pointed cloverleaf shape of this lid.
This is the rubra "Ancestral Form" from the Fall Line Sandhills. It is an AF form of this taxon from Big Whitewater Creek, Taylor Co., GA.
'Reptilian Rose' This beast of a plant outgrows any other Sarracenia I have. By far the most monstrously vigorous thing in my collection. Thanks, Phil!
Crappy backlit shot--will try again with a sunset.
S. (leuco x oreo) x minor, a SNW plant (Thanks, Paul!)
minor F1s, Francis Marion National Forest, Berkeley Co., SC, flowering in their 2nd year
flava var. maxima and var. flava, 3-year-old F1s from Francis Marion National Forest, Berkeley Co., SC
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Im drooling right now! Really nice plants you've got going there plantman!