Photo by the estimable Anne Smith of the Carnivore Jungle.
Western chorus frog on a Sarracenia flava hybrid in the carnivore greenhouse!
Clicken to Embiggen
Cactus Jungle! with a bit of an autumnal feel to the photo. Or at least that’s what Photoshop calls the filter. I think its a bit of a 70s feel. I was there you know, the 70s man, and I went to those 70s summer camps back then, so that was the filter of my youth. At camp. Not at home, where we didn’t have a particularly filtered life. But camp, well, that was covered in 70s filters.
The flowering cactus are out in full force, full bloom, full glorious sunshine today and all weekend long! Now is definitely the time to get an eyeful.
These are all what we call Echinocereus grandiflora Hybrids, but others call them Tricho-Lobivia Hybrids. I would tell you why the others are wrong, but that would probably bore you to tears, so I will only leave you with this one word of advice: Don’t trust the Botanists.
We had some of our Special Order Pottery just get here this week – A late edition to our Terra Cotta Pottery Sale! Check it out – we have giant terra cotta strawberry pots. Plus cubes and eggs!
ANNUAL POTTERY SALE
Thru March 30, 2014
30% OFF All Terra Cotta Pottery
Open 7 Days
9:00a – 5:00p Weekdays
10:00a – 5:00p Weekends
These have been propagated from leaf cuttings. It takes a couple years before you get such large and beautiful plants from a single leaf. But it happens!
These are growing in what we call a “Mud Flat”. Here, let me google that for you. Well, that’s not what I’m talking about. I wonder if I can find any pictures online? Here we go. And here’s a pretty application.
So that’s how we do it.
And a bonus! Here’s a leaf cutting with plantlet and rootlets for you.
Hanging succulent wall panels. Do they make a good gift? No. It is better to keep for yourself.
Photo has been irrevocably altered through the magic of multiple photo filters. Do you like the effect?