Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
AKA Stapelia. These amazing flowers stink to high heaven and use the stench to attract flies which pollinate them. They bloom with warm weather. I used to have lots of plants, but decided that it was a bit gross to have all of those flies buzzing about, and decided to thin my collection. The flowers are about 6" across.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
New Zamia Leaves
So far I feel lucky since the rabbits haven't eaten any of my favorite plants. You can't blame them since there is so little to eat out in the wild. We've had only 1.5 inches of rain in almost two years so there's little green. Yesterday I sawed off some pads of a large spineless prickly pear and put it on the ground next to this one as an offering.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
I call this Aloe Superior since I snatched a tiny plant from a big clump at a motel in Superior, Arizona, home to the fabulous Boyce Thompson Arboretum. I like it because it blooms several times a year. Usually, more water, more flowers. I've tried to find out its real name, but it is probably a hybrid of unknown parentage.