Oct 19, 2014

The new seed list is available under request.

It is almost a hundred different choices.

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Oct 18, 2014

It is blooming season here.

 It is full blooming season here
...and it takes me almost all my time to make the hybridizing or protecting the self pollinations.
also I am working on a most extensive new seed list.
Both activities are time consuming and I rum out of time to make new posting here.
Please this will endure just a few days more.

I thank you for being here.

Brazilian Hugs

Constantino Gastaldi


Oct 15, 2014

The most beautiful goehring form is about to be here in my garden

Dyckia goehringii new form

this is about to arive to my garden sent by my friend Clenilson Souza.
This plant was kept under secret here in Brazil for about 10 years.
It is a true Dyckia goehring found in Minas Gerais, a Brazilian State.
The plant is a dazzling one as it presents many many more teeth 
and keeps the impression of them on its leaves.
Something to see to believe.

I will show it here when I got the pack that is getting closer and closer.
I am like a 8yo kid!

I want to cross it using this one here a Bill Baker Brittle Star X White  goehring, I made myself.
See it :

I do love dreaming, daydreaming.....


Oct 10, 2014

Dyckia delicata X Dyckia fosteriana

 Dyckia delicata X Dyckia fosteriana
One of the very first delicata hybrids.

Dyckia potiorum, a small wonderful beauty.

To all my friends in Japan,
the Sun Rising Land
Thank you.

日本でのすべての私の友人に、 ありがとう。







Dyckia ibiramensis rubra Dyckia Campesina (a sp from Campo alegre-SC)

Oct 7, 2014

Dyckia Chameleon, one can hardly spot it....

The beauty of a new hybrid reveals the pleasure of making them.
It is  a creative process giving rise to  something no eyes has ever seen.
Dyckia Brittle Star and Dyckia goehringii white form.

Oct 6, 2014

Dyckia Brittle Star X Dyckia goehringii white form

Still a young seedling with much to show ahead.
Notice the spines are yellowish!
 Yes, the cross was made by myself.

Oct 4, 2014

Dyckia hebdingii

Dyckia hebdingii

hebdingii also presents some notable vatiations.
This ones comes from Dona Maria Nene rock fields .
One of the most beautiful Dyckias of all.

Oct 3, 2014

Dyckia kraziana from Paraná

 Walter Krantz is a friend of mine.
We travelled together to the fields.
He has found new species in Paraná and also Mato Graosso.
This is a young Dyckia kranziana. It really grows big.


Oct 2, 2014

Dyckia reitzii rubra

Dyckia hebdingii Arco-íris (Rainbow Dyckia)

Yes, Dejenes and me we found it in nature.
It was just a very small seedling immediately spotted by Djenes and recognized as very special.
It showed just a small yellowish stripes in two of its leaves. 

Yes, this is more  than extraordinary beautiful..
One amid many many many thousands.

Dyckia Milky Way, Via Lactea

For sure one of the hybrids I like the most, small, cute, multi leafed, well shaped, harmonious looking, different....


Oct 1, 2014

Dyckia Big Brazil by Bill Baker

A big imposing white plant.

Dyckia Big Brazil#2, one Bill Baker´s Masterpiece.