From Juicy Blooms
From National Geographic, it’s a Vintage Saguaro!
National Geographic | February 1974
Aeonium pseudotabuliforme isn’t the Dinner Plate Aeonium, but it is a very large headed rosette Aeonium. The leaves are glossy and rounded rather than hairy and pointed, hence the pseudo in the name. It’s also more propbably a subspecies of A. undulatum, and not its very own species.
From the Canary Islands, this succulent will branch, stay low to the ground, and eventually have yellow flowers.
It is very green and will not color up in sun, so it’s probably better to grow it with less sun.
This makes it also a good choice for indoors, but the heads do get big – dinner plate big – so maybe you should let it grow outside where it will have more room to wander.
The Canary Islands are off the coast of Italy, or Morocco or somewhere in the region, but the Islands are probably closer to Europe because they are Spanish-owned, but in reality they are right off the coast of Africa. Perfect Mediterranean climate makes for perfect succulents for coastal California. Yay!
Here, have a bonus large-headed Aeonium from the African Islands owned by the Europeans known as the Canary Islands.
Plants are the Strangest People has a frog in a bromeliad.
CactGuy found an interesting planter window box with an overgrown cactus in Dallas.
Far Out Flora is back in town and visiting the Bonsai collection at Lake Merritt.
Oregon Cactus Blog has some stunning deep pink Hoya flowers. I’ve never seen them that pink on a Hoya. Photoshop trick or all natural?
Lithops Stories is repotting some gorgeous Titanopsis calcarea seedlings.
Pitcher Plant Project has a large and successful pot of Sarracenia psittacina growing nicely and photogenically.
Do you have a new Cactus or Succulent Blog or Tumblr and want to share with us? Let us know all about you in the comments. Bamboos and Carnivorous Plant Blogs welcome too.
Ohcrackohcrack has a fondness for cactus. Maybe a bit too much fondness.
Pamelalovenyc likes the color pink. Nice Saguaro.
No photo for this next tumblr picture. It’s NSFW and an inappropriate use of cactus.
Outdoor Arizona has some good access to the Saguaros in Summer. Classic!
According to CactGuy, Cactus Season has begun!
I think this means you can start fertilizing and watering.
Luther’s purple Mimicry Plants needed some water. Hopefully he got them some water.
The Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society took a visit to the African section at the UC Davis Botanical garden, and Bamboo and More was there to take all the blooming African Aloe pictures. It does appear to have been a sunny day, too.
Joe is joining our blog today! Please be welcoming to Joe. Say hi when you can. Like now would be a good time. Scroll down to his first post, and comment!
And you can visit his tumblr blog too, this is 4 my blog.
I don’t know anything about this painting. I found it on the Instagrams, photo by justinclemons.
If we assume this picture was painted in Texas, and the cowboy is from 1892, given the outfit he’s wearing, especially the trademark red bandana, plus the length of the horse’s tail, we can determine this picture was painted in West Creek, Texas in July and from that we can determine the species of the cacti the horse is trying to avoid: Opuntia cowboyensis ssp. redtexbandanensis.
Good to know!
Danger Garden visited the Cactus Ranch in New Mexico and photos ensued. I especially like the ghost Euphorbias. But there’s enough photos to last anyone in their right mind hours of fun and entertainment.
CactGuy has found some very “colorful” cacti and succulents, i.e. they’re painted or dyed and will not be long for this world. Poor things.
We’ve seen them out and around at the trade shows, along with things like blue orchids. Oh the horror.
Gardening Succs took a visit to our own Cactus Jungle and lots of pictures ensued.
Did they enjoy their visit?
Our verdict? This place is worth a trek–and we’ll certainly be back!
If this blog were a tumblr blog then all I would have to do is click the link to repost this item from the tumblr-o-sphere.
But no! I have a proper blog and all so I have to do a proper entry and calculate the settings and find the links and copy and paste and credit and so on, too.
And what is this really about? Christmas Cacti! Singing!
Also from CactGuy, this post linked from BatesNursery which was linked from Woseph of a mixed pot that Joseph planted up at the nursery. Things do seem to get around on the tumblr-nets.
Good to Grow has a Stanley, also known by some as a Kalanchoe luciae although we call it K. thyrsiflora. It’s been doing very well, thank you, on the kitchen windowsill.
Click through for all the Kalanchoe goodness.
Nice photos from around the nursery on this is 4 my blog.
Check out the picture of Keith in the pot.
I see that Plants are the Strangest People has a Stapelia in bloom. Very attractive! (To flies).
A third leaf appears on a 4 year old Sansevieria at Plants are the Strangest People.
When will the awesome ever end?
In the meantime, since you haven’t clicked over yet, here’s a picture of some Echeverias. Enjoy!
Lots of blooming photos from all angles!
It’s my summer blog break. 2, maybe 3 days.
Very fashionable. I especially like the small fish swimming in front.
I see The Indoor Garden(er) got his stapeliad back to DC safely from Berkeley. The story of how this Stapelia got to DC started in Iowa, where Plants Are The Strangest People blogged about one first, leading The Indoor garden(er) to stop by the store and pick one up on his travels.
Iowa –> DC –> Berkeley
The circle of life!
By the way, we subscribe to the Stapelia theory of stapeliads, and do not approve of the Orbea theory of stapeliads.
In New Mexico, CactGuy shares a picture of a wall.
A restaurant’s cactus mosaic wall.
It’s Cactus Monday at a Succulent Life and there’s a cactus ring and a cactus with cat mascot watercolor. You have to look closely to see the tiny saguaros on the ring, but it’s worth it.
From sitting-looking, who took the picture from a Harpers from 1897. That’s awhile ago.
I see prickly pear cactus and bicycles, a standard combination for men with guns back in the 19th century.