Warm Wishes from GGW

Nature is astonishing, isn’t it? How delightfully ironic that the flowers of many cacti resemble water lilies and the tops of some, snowflakes. Here are 18 examples to warm you this chilly season. Apologies to cactiphiles; I wasn’t able to identify all of them. If you would like to provide one or more IDs, please do! — Debra

L-R, top: unknown, Epiphyllum sp., Ferocactus wislizeni

L-R, middle: Opuntia sp. (cholla), Chamaelobivia ‘Rose Quartz’ (peanut cactus), Thelocactus nidulans

L-R, bottom: Trichocereus sp., unknown, Mammillaria sp.

 

L-R, top: unknown, unknown, Pachycereus marginatus (Mexican fence post)

L-R, middle: Stenocereus therberi, Mammillaria eichlamii, Trichocereus (Echinopsis) spachianus

L-R, bottom: Pachycereus weberii, unknown, unknown

 And to all of you, warm holiday wishes from all of us. Thank you for hanging out with us here at GGW, and for your comments!

Fran Sorin, Debra Lee Baldwin, Saxon Holt, Noel Kingsbury

About Debra Lee Baldwin

Debra Lee Baldwin gardens on "an inhospitable half acre" in Escondido, CA, near San Diego. She is an award-winning photojournalist and artist with hundreds of articles and columns to her credit. Debra's books are Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens and Succulents Simplified. www.debraleebaldwin.com.

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4 Responses to Warm Wishes from GGW

  1. ricki December 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Thank you for the beautiful greeting, and all the best of the season to you as well.

  2. Kimbundance December 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Really like the cactus they are beautiful! Very vibrant and nice looking.

  3. Les December 22, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    When Mother Nature finds a form that works, she will often repeat it, crossing species. Warm wishes to you all as well.

  4. Joni Holland December 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Happy Holidays Debra!! Kathy,( my boss at Green Thumb) loves your 2013 Echeveria Calendar I bought via Zazzle!!! It’s so pretty. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!! xo, joni