Sep 29, 2013

Dyckia reitzii rubra
  Beyond imagination, beautiful was left behind  three stops before...


Dyckia braunii ....defying imagination

Dyckia braunii is a small charming and rare plant from the centre area of Brazil.
It grows in a very restricted area up North Brasília in Goiás State close to the border to Tocantins State.
some plants can be found in Germany thanks to Pierre Braun and Eddie Esteves works.
It bears black small teeth.
the odd and curious here is the way the plant  produces seeds, a true oddity amid Dyckias.
Adult plants emit more than one flower spikes at a time.
They are very slender and wine like. When the seed pods get formed these spikes tend to fall to the ground.
It is as the plant would not like its seeds to be carried by the wind to a farer place.


Flowers are showing their petals, time to work!

Engineering, creativity and a bit of imagination do the magic of getting true pure seeds.
I will use its pollen in a reitzii rubra flowers and vice-versa, a bit of reitzii pollen here too.
Controlled fertilization of rarities.
Do you want some?
They will be ready  in a month and a half.


Sep 27, 2013

Dyckia braunii



Dyckia reitzii rubra


Sep 26, 2013


Yes, I just love it.
Dyckia reitzii rubra

Dyckia reitzii rubra

Ah, this is going to make many dreams come true....
Look at this!
I took these pictures just a minute ago, Sept 26th, early in the morning
This is Djenes´ plant, a guest in my garden to produce the hybrids of a lifetime...


Isn´t this gorgeous?

Sep 25, 2013

 Isn´t it lovely?
Dyckia reitzii rubra, my guest here in my garden.


I have a special guest!

My friend Djenes Dalfovo got his beloved Dyckia reitzii rubra  to my garden for it is blooming and
we have plans. We want to marry it to some special plants already blooming here: fosteriana-fosteriana, Brittle Star, Joanae-marcioi, lindelvaldeae .....


Dyckia braunii and Dyckia delicata rubra will also be used here. Imagine the results! 

We are bound  to the special land of dreams, a place where dreamers feel fine 
....and brushes fly in their hands


Sep 24, 2013

Dyckia reitzii rubra by the Sunset, today.


Dyckia lindelvaldea


This is a challenge to any Dyckia  lover.
This marvel tends to chump under cultivation and gets narrower leaves.
In nature this does not happen. We see isolated individuals that present  much broader leaves.


Sep 23, 2013

Dyckia macedoi!!!



From Nova Lima-MG - Morro do Chapéu.
Isn´t it fantastic?
Old adult blooming plants.



Sep 22, 2013

The new found Dyckia from Mato Grosso do Sul,
brought to me by my friend Wilson.



This is an American made hybrid.
I long to know the name and what it is here evolved.
this begonia is a Brazilian native to beauty.


Sep 19, 2013

Dyckia Bill Paylen