Archive | December 2013

Cold Outside; Cheery Inside

The dogs and I just walked in 28 degree weather under an overcast dreary sky. Before coming in, I checked the greenhouse. Not dreary in there:

Senecio cephalophorus

Euphorbia milii in red

Thelocactus macdowellii-This one has been trying to open for the last three days with no success. I guess it is hoping for more sunshine.

Mammillaria red-headed Irishman

Euphorbia milii in white

Senecio saginata

Mammillaria spinosissima

Mammillaria hahnina-I think this one is wishing for more sunshine as well.

P.S.- My computer crashed right after Thanksgiving and I was without one until Christmas, so if you logged on and found nothing new, that is why. Assuming all the glitches have been worked out, everything should be back to normal now. Until the next computer crisis…


Two More Huernias

Two more of my huernias have been blooming, so I thought I’d share them with you.

Huernia thuretii, or I have also seen it called huernia striata,  does not make a large flower, but the stripes in the design still make it a standout bloom.

Huernia schneiderana has a slightly smaller flower still, but it produces so many blooms at one time that they make a showing on the plant. This one was sort of a cast-off by its previous owner, and when it started blooming, I couldn’t help but wonder why anyone would not want it. The only disadvantage is that the blooms sometimes face downward, making it hard to see the flower.

Add a huernia or two to your collection.