While reading up on this species, I came across this bit of information in a paper published by C.W.Lin & C.I Peng, “Material collected on recent expeditions to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi…There are 46 currently accepted Begonia species reported from the island (see Thomas et al., 2013, continuously updated), more than half of which have been described since 2005.” 23 new species since 2005, more than one per year just from this region! This Begonia was newly described in […]
Frogs Dendrobates leucomelas Heterixalus madagascariensis Hyperolius fusciventris ‘burtoni’ Ranitomeya biolat Ranitomeya sirensis ‘Pachitea Yellow’ Ranitomeya uakarii ‘gold legged’ Geckos Diplodactylus galeatus Nephrurus vertebralis Fish Pseudomugil gertrudae Paratocinclus sp. Peru Plukat Betta
These frogs just came in today from Understory Enterprises, and look wonderful! They are bigger and yellower than I thought, with those amazing yellow bellies 🙂 They are bold so far, with 3 out of 4 spending most of the day out on the exposed cork background.
These account for most of the species in my collection currently, excluding utter NOIDS. Aeschynanthus sp. Alsobia dianthiflora Andinia nummularia Andinia schizopogon Anthurium gracile Anthurium pentaphyllum Anthurium ‘Chirique Grande’ Anthurium corrugatum Anthurium sp. (from Richard VanIngen) Anthurium sp. Z Ardisia mamillata Ardisia sp. Pinky Asplenium aff. fragrans I Asplenium aff. fragrans II Asplenium holophlebium Asplenium stoloniferum Asplenium sp. Mindo Asplenium sp. Panama Asplenium Tingo Maria Asplenium sp. Mittens Asplenium sp. 1-3 from Ecuador Asplenium sp. Sauce Asplenium sp. Tiny Begonia […]
These are the species I am currently growing. Crossed out means that it died. Acca sellowiana Acacia cultniformis Agave filifera var. schidigera Agava palmer Agave ‘Blue Glow’ Andromeda polifolia’ Blue ice’ Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Big Sur’ Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Buena vista’ Arcostaphylos uva-ursi x imbricata Armeria ‘Victor Reiter’ Azara microphylla ‘Upright form’ Bletilla striata ‘Bella’ Borinda (Fargesia) angustissima Callistemon pallidus ‘Elenor’ Callistemon pityoides ‘Excellent’ Callistemon rigidus ‘Red clusters’ Callistemon viridiflorus Callistemon viridiflorus ‘Xera Hedgehog’ Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ Chamaecyparis l. ‘Barry’s Silver’ Cistus […]
Euphorbias! This really seems to be the month for them. Unfortunately there were a few plants didn’t make it, including one out of two Correa ‘Ivory Bells’. I have no idea why one died and the other didn’t. They were planted around the same time. It looked like it dried out too much, on a sunny day in March but maybe it was the cold. They were both blooming through the winter and Spring did them in! The smaller California […]
I watch dogs for a living and our backyard is pretty much a dog-zone, so today I moved the last of the potted plants to the front where they will be safe from digging paws. Also, where the dogs will be safe from the Agaves. This is my first shot with Agaves, and am hoping they survive. The substrate is a mix of potting soil, vermiculite, and turface. Turface (more on clays here) is fired clay used on baseball fields […]
After visiting Little Prince Nursery and seeing about ten greenhouses just of Sempervivum, I could not resist getting a couple. I’ve always loved these plants, and probably will always think of them as ‘Chicks and Hens’ because that’s what I grew up hearing, and always loved the name. The main reason for getting them is to plant the 6′ greenwall in the driveway that is currently not green at all. Baby plants! I made four flats of them using the […]