Monday, May 2, 2011

Chilly Morning!!!!

It is chilly out there today!!!  I felt it roll in yesterday, it was as if someone turned on the A/C, it just rolled in nice and cool and was rather refreshing.  This morning it was still chilly and it feels fantastic.  We were rumored to get some rain, though it went right around us as sadly is often the case.  We got a bunch of new items in the nursery this weekend that I am going to feature on today's post.  
The first photo is Yucca baccata and Agave a. medio-picta. They are both really unusual looking to me.  The Agave in particular I think is really extraordinary- I have not seen anything like that.  I was really excited to see that one come off the truck.
This is the Trichocereus c. hybrid.  
I can't wait to see what this bloom is going to look like. 
Speaking of blooms I can't wait to see open.... I have these on my watch.  This particular cactus has two blooms, the one in the photo above and this one below.  This is the Cleistocactus strausii.
They are both different colors- can't wait to see how they turn out.
This cactus looks like it is covered in a web of sorts, it is called the Peruvian Old Man Cactus.  It has big long thorns but not tons of them, just a few spread out but they don't look like anything you want to mess with.  I don't have a lot of experience with cactus but am learning a lot.

These I think look far better in person.  I could not get a good shot of them but I do like the way they gradually get larger.  I tried all different angles, but was not able to get what I think is a really good shot of them.  They are called Trichocereus terscheckii.
And last but not least is the Barrel Cactus- they are getting ready to bloom- this is a bloom I have seen before and am anticipating seeing again. 

1 comment:

  1. Lots of cool cacti! And that agave is beautiful! The cool weather today has been nice, but I sure wish we'd gotten more than five minutes of light drizzle. Noticed the white plumbago from your last post: love it but have found it more difficult than the blue. Maybe I needed to water it more. I'll try it again.