It is Springtime in the Greenhouse

I am just having more fun walking into the greenhouse every morning to see what is blooming. First it was the blizzarde. Now we are having dustbowl-worthy winds and dirt, sand dunes where there should be lawns, and still no rain in sight, but the greenhouse provides a lovely respite from the dreariness outside.  IMG_1126

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These echinocereus pentalophus have remained open for four days. I will admit I took them outside for the picture; at least the sun was shining that day with no dust in the air.

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Several lobivias like this one have bloomed.

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Dolichothele uberiformis has made a blanket of pink for over a week.

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Albuca looks sort of like grass, but makes this interesting flower.

 

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Echinocereus knipplianus is a new plant. One bloom has opened and three more are to come.

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Thelocactus tubensis has made yellow flowers that the bees seem to enjoy.

 

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This mammillaria silver arrows is on its second round of flowers.

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Gymnocalycium baldianum makes a nice large yellow flower.

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This echinocereus  looks unusual in a side view. And I will get to enjoy this three more times when the other buds open!

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And the last one I will share with you today is this kalanchoe blossfeldiana in orange-or perhaps called apricot-with the fuller flowers that are called doubles because of the extra petals. This plant really made a statement in the greenhouse; the fuller flowers really stand out.

It is going to be fun to see what blooms next.

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