Feb 28, 2011
Dyckia hb Lydia
Home made myself.
Still very, very young and everything lies ahead...
Dyckias only get better as time passes by.
Imagine Lydia a year form today...
Lydia´s parents are amid the most spectacular Dyckias of all.
Take a good look on Lydias´s parents below.
Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana Star of Brazil isx Lydia´s father.
Also home made myself.
Below is Lydia´s mother.
The best from the Brazilian rocks.
Feb 27, 2011
Posted by Constantino at 12:30 PM
Seed pod loaded Dyckia magnifica flower stems.
The thin branches bend down by the weight
Just the top axial seed pods are self fertilized seeds.
All the others are Dyckia delicata fertilized
Posted by Constantino at 10:48 AM
Feb 25, 2011
This cross produced all green plants.They are all equal looking.
Beautifully shaped and as green as a parakeet.
Long thin leaves and in large number.
This is a young plant.
Posted by Constantino at 2:11 AM
Feb 24, 2011
Posted by Constantino at 7:58 PM
Notice the colors.
Imagine a group of them amid rocks in a perfect balance..
Dyckias do great in groups, large shallow basin like pots.
Posted by Constantino at 7:49 PM
Stand you up...
Her majesty: Red Dyckia delicata
"...once on a hight and windy hill
in the morning mist..."
There it was!
"...have you ever dreamt of a place...far away from it all?"
Where the dreams kiss the rocks...and are leafed..sprinkled with silver dust...
Feb 23, 2011
Posted by Constantino at 2:32 PM
Dyckia Ruby Snow
"...they say Ruby you are like a flame,
into my life you came.
...and though I should be aware, still I just don´t care
You thrill me so. I only know...
Ruby it´s you."
Thanks, David! Many,many...
Posted by Constantino at 9:33 AM
Posted by Constantino at 8:33 AM
They rarely sprout and splitted heads are used for multiplying fosteriana-fosteriana
Posted by Constantino at 6:25 AM
Feb 22, 2011
Green Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana are impressively rare.
Almost all dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana are rubra ones.
Posted by Constantino at 10:15 PM
Orthophythum magalhaesii, young juvenile plant.
These plants may do a nice figure amid Dyckias.
Recently, their species number more than doubled.
Brazil is a vast territory and some spots were never seen by the brave green minded guys.
Orthophythum leprosum wild colected close to Jaguaré ES.
Basal sprout at the collected plant.
This plant presents some variation in nature.
This one is the most endumented one.
Below, a home made O. saxicola and O. magalhaesii hybrid.
Posted by Constantino at 9:34 PM
Just a dream ago...and a step back.
A dream plant....
Can´t you sew? Take a small brush imagine a year from now...the lavender breeze..birds singing.
Look down..all minute...you are over the rainbow....way up high. It is exactly there...over the rainbow. We shall meet there...always there.
Posted by Constantino at 8:27 AM
Feb 21, 2011
No this is not a painting..no canvas here.
The white beauty is a hybrid I made Dyckia marnier lapostollei and Dyckia delicata.
I just love it.
The copper one is a species! Dyckia sp Lagoão or the kaleidoscopic Dyckia.
Dyckias dos so...fill the eyes to the top most level and better yet:
Dyckias bloom and bloom and bloom and only get better looking as time passes by.
Posted by Constantino at 6:31 PM
Hummm..are u sure luv is the many splendorous thing?
I wouldn´t be that sure...
..but you can always cry me a river over me...
...then once on a high and windy hill...
in the morning mist...we all stood still...
Posted by Constantino at 3:43 PM
In my opinion and under the eyes of mine...nothing rivals to the fascinating
Dyckia brevifolia Var. Golden Glow..a topmost beautiful man made one.
It is fascination...I know...
All man made plants but the Orthophythum leprosum here.
This is bettering.
Below Dyckia Icicle and a red Hybrid Ortho. I do not even know the name...
Who does? Both human masterpieces...deserve a museum...a living one.
Orthophythum...they are all Brazilian
They are endemic to my place.
some went out and returned fancier than
ou nature could have made...beautiful...
Perfect Dyckia companions...
Posted by Constantino at 11:07 AM
Feb 20, 2011
All here got a man hand to get even more beautiful except the green brevifolia. All these were dreamed before, wished before, seen before even being real....Dreams are for real!
Posted by Constantino at 1:43 PM
Orthophythum Brittle Star or...
...when some Brazilian citizens get back home even fancier.
Paul, from Arkansas... and I never saw a saw saw like the saw we saw saw in Arkansas.
Beauuuuutiful plant! Thanks!
Posted by Constantino at 10:13 AM
Dyckia magnifica seed pods
It seems no flower was missed.
We are about to have Dyckia magnifica and Dyckia delicata hybrids as well as
Dyckia delicata and Dyckia magnifica ones.
What lies ahead? Beauty, certainly....new looks
Posted by Constantino at 7:14 AM