succulent flowers

Aeonium Flowers

– Posted in: Succulents

When an aeonium elongates into bloom, you know the rosette is toast. But the flowers are spectacular. It's a life lesson: Enjoy the moment. Beauty is fleeting. This is Aeonium 'Zwartkop'. Fortunately, not all the rosettes on the plant bloom at once.   Aeonium 'Sunburst' flowers are white, like the stripes on the leaves. It's pretty [...]

Warm Wishes from GGW

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Perennials, Succulents

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! -- [...]

Echeverias in Bloom

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Echeverias, native to Mexico, have the most amazing blooms. They remind me of little lanterns or candy corn. The plants themselves are intriguing too, with lovely rosette shapes and pastel colors that include blue. The flowers range in color from peach and pink.. ...to coral and vibrant orange... ...and pale yellow. This is Echeveria imbricata in bloom, [...]