Dec 31, 2014

Happy New Year

May all your dreams come true and brand new ones done.






Dyckia delicata, home made seedlings

Look at these plants, species and south native ones.
The color is fantastic as well as the shape and spines.

Dec 27, 2014

All the fun of hybrid making......

How much fun is Dyckia hybridizing!

Dyckia Koka Wolff, they side sprout!

The perfect Koka Wolf stars!

All the joy and fun of making our own hybrids....

Hybrid making can be pleasurable and as joyful as finding a new species in wilderness.
Most of the times  even more enjoyable for not always a new species is as beautiful as a new hybrid and vice-versa. I love the beautiful no matter hybrid or species.
Species are preserved in nature and never in our gardens no matter as much love and care we have and take on them. This is a Botanic Garden (not all) role and not ours. 

Dec 26, 2014

Dyckia reitzii rubra var. Fronteira

 This is a plant with many many leaves.
This always means a plant from South in Brazil.
The many leafed Dyckias are all originated in the South.

Dec 23, 2014

Dyckia goehringii X Brittle Star.

The William Baker famous Hybrid Brittle Star does magic,
as it doesn´t matter who it is married to Brittle Star betters its looks.


Dec 22, 2014

Dyckia pottiorum

Dyckia pottiorum,

a breath taking beautiful weird odd plant.
Seeds are available under request 

Dec 21, 2014

 Brittle Star X goehringii

Dec 20, 2014

Dyckia hb Via Lactea...nothing compares to it.

Green, a solid stable one.
A jaw dropper, indeed.

Dec 17, 2014

Dyckia sp from São Marcos-RS

A poli or multi leaved species.
A giant living ball.

I have seeds. 

Dyckia pottiorum, isn´t it pretty?

Hb Dyckia ibiramensis red

Just like a frozen explosion of red darts this living ball 
gets all eyes in a garden.

Hybrid Dyckia seedlings

I am fond of the beautiful and I love species specially when they are beautiful too.
Fantastic! Specially when the habitat is preserved.
Preserving on pots is not up to me, it is a Botanic Garden job and duty.
Here I search for the fantastic beautiful,
 no matter species or hybrid it must be dazzling beautiful.

Que sera, sera...whatever will be will be
but the future is really ours to see.
What will be
will be.

Dec 16, 2014

New and unnamed Dyckia species from Minas Gerais in Brazil

New and cute.
New and unusually looking.
New and small.
New and colorful.

A new breeze on the Dyckia shelves.....

Dec 15, 2014

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana X Dyckia Brittle Star

A pretty seedling that gets better every day but it was a drab looking green one not too long ago.

..and it has a lot to show ahead.

Dec 14, 2014

Dyckia Brittle Star, the real can have it!

Brittle Star  
(Bill Baker most sought after hybrid)

A dream plant.
It produces no sprout!
We must rely on head divisions to multiply it.
Its seeds germinate fantastically beautiful hybrids.

This plant already bloomed, see the flower stalk  leftovers  here above.