Jul 27, 2011

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana and Dyckia Brittle Star getting ready for love

Star of Brazil a myself made plant and the epitome of all hybrid Dyckias 
and a Bill Braker masterpiece Dyckia Brittle Star.
This is a unique, single and only one moment as
Both plants are extra rare.
Star of Brazil is this one only.
Notice the influence of  the fosteriana on Brittle Star.
From here I intend to bring up Dyckia hb Steve Ball a friend of Bill Baker and also a friend of mine.
It was thanks to Steve this plant is with me.
My eternal gratefulness!
Also I hope I can make Dyckia hb Miracle too from this match, also Dyckia hb Dreams.
Here I will tell the story behind this:
One Day I got an email saying something quite close to this. I am Steve Ball and I was Bill Baker´s friend and neighbour. I keep almost all of his plants and I admire your plants as this gives me inspiration.Would you like me to send you some including the genuine and original Brittle Star and the even better looking Bill Paylen?
I got dizzy and immediatly replied thanks but I can not afford them as I do not have the money to pay for.
I was so rude! I understood that when Steve answered: Who said anything about money? It is a gift!!!
But I can´t sand you any living plant, it is forbiden by law here in Brazil and it would take ages for your plants to get here, something close to 60 days, I even complained.
You do not need to send me anything, its a gift and I promise the box will arrive to your door in a week or so!
Now I almost fainted! I called out loud for Raquel and she stayed looking at me searching for bad sings as I have some health concerns of my own. I said to her, please read this and tell me I understood. Raquel speaks and reads English and German and she said: It does seems you´ve got a friend from the Milk and Honey Land. See, miracles do exist!
 Oh, Lord Almighty... time stood still! Days were longer than months...and when I was thinking I had dreamed and a week later: the Brazilian Post Office yellow cargo stopped here: Mail for constantino, the post man yelled out loud and added: from the United States!!!
 I garantee you can not feel even close to what I felt and the postman said: sign here, its everything prepaid  already. I see you are happy, he added... He simply could not even make the slighthest idea....I was floating in mid air.Raquel and the three chow-chow dogs following me ...all around me. I thing when we are happy angels also want to be close to us.......one week only...a heavy large box....trembling hands and my heart trying to get out of my mouth....I had to sit down and deep breath...the box on my lap my hands on it.
Raquel, I said...this is not happening...tell me this is true, she handed me a razor for me to open the box.....
...full, full of marvels..the box was full!
..and from it came first Dyckia hb Bill Paylen...my eyes went fogged...then Dyckia Toothy Wolfgang...Dyckia Tarzan...Dyckia Son of Tarzan.......and then...and then there it was looking at me: Dyckia Brittle Star...
I may live a thousand years I will ever remember that day...and one day when Iáll be able to talk to angels  I shall tell them this over and over and over till they get bored...


  1. What a great story!... That was a great gift from Steve, and of all people you deserve to have Bill Bakers legacy to come home to Brazil. Your invaluable information you have spread over the world has come back in a way you value most...Congrats!

  2. That's fantastic, Constantino! If anyone deserves a gift of extraordinary Dyckias it would definitely be you. I don't think you will ever bore people with this story. It is the kind that will bring a smile to anyone's face.