Oct 31, 2012

Dyckia reitzii rubra
Bellow we see some cold burns.


Yes, magnificent! 
Still improving... this is a Dyckia sp hebdingii affinis.

Oct 30, 2012

Dyckia hb Chris Rogers, by Bill Baker

Dyckia hb Chris Rogers

...another Bill Baker master piece.


Dyckia ibiramensis rubra


Dyckia ibiramensis rubra is the rarest amid the rare ones....
First bloom!

Dyckia hebdingii


Dyckia sp from Paraguay

Nothing to call back home but flowers are beautiful.
Proeminent spines. 

Oct 29, 2012

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana var. Nels Christianson


I named this plant Nels Christianson to celebrate his first visit to my garden two years ago.
Nels lives in Santa Monica, California and he is fond of plants and font of Brazil.
He is a very good soul and has many friends. 

This plant is no doubt one of the top most beautiful fosterianas of all...


Oct 28, 2012

Collected Dyckia brevifolia variety
It gets deep yellow when the Spring and the Summer sun shines....

Dyckia hb Liz Taylor!!!!



 Dyckia dawsonii
I just got to know William Baker found himself this plant in Brazil.

No one else spotted it in nature as long as we know....of course.



A ruby Dragonfly perched on a Dyckia ibiramensis rubra flower stalk

Dyckia discoides
 Isn´t it  gorgeous?



Frank, frankly...I love you!

So beautiful it aches in the eyes!
A gift from my howdy friend!
A respectable man, a man of honor, a man of word, a friend of mine.
I love all my friends for they all allow me to make myself a better human being.
Howdy, my friends in Texas, Howdy!
..as for this plant..oh..this is a gorgeous one, a splendid one, a spectacular one....and believe me just one amid many, many, many....
I guarantee I must own the most comprehensive Bill Baker Dyckia collection outside USA.
..and guess what? All and every one are gifts my friends gave to me.
I am proud of my friends, proud of you...
I am doing my best to show you some of the Dyckias secrets...the keep many....
We are just crawling into their secrets.
If I was a young man I would be a botanist and also continuing being a dreamer.

You, you far away from me, you who sleeps when I awake, you who speaks languages 
I can not even imitate, you who  loves Dyckias and their beauty: Thank you!
I love you!!!
No matter where you are, count on me! 
Count on me! I am here to help!


Oct 27, 2012

Dyckia hb Brittle Star


Dyckia catharinensis

...a time of plenty.

Oct 25, 2012

Dyckia hb keswick  x (Dyckia hb Bill Paylen x Dyckia hb Arizona)

I just love this beauty!


Dyckia brevifolia in habitat......

Sad, sad, sad .......

This bush bellow are Raulinoa echinata, it shares home with  Dyckia brevifolia.
Raulinoa  honors its descriptor Father  Raulino Reitz.

Bumblebees are one of the main pollinators here....