Category Archives: Cactus
Blue ribbon winners
Around the grounds: June
This huge aeonium flower stalk is amazing! Already trimmed off a couple dozen stems of blooms for table vases, and it’s still going strong. Love the way the lower leaves are turning color.Nasturtiums climb over everything with their perky (and also edible) flowers. This cactus used to be a 4″ tall in a pot on my windowsill over 20 years ago. Epiphyllum mixed with burro tail succulents love the shade of this oak tree.
Succulent pots ~ Cinco de Mayo style
Winning entries at the Monterey County Fair
We’re excited that Nest Egg Gardens did so well at the fair this year! Participating is a fun way to showcase special projects and living art as well as a good way to meet other plant collectors. We brought home the special award for Excellence in Horticulture (aka grand prize). Two entries won both first place and Best of Show for their category: 1) our big staghorn fern that looks like a moose and 2) the double brain cactus in the head vase pot. The succulent frame won 2nd place. The frame is one of the many works of art being donated by Aromas Artisans to the Art Raffle drawing November 22nd at the AHA Holiday Art Fair in Aromas.
Epiphyllum bloom begins
This variety of Epiphyllum (aka Orchid Cactus) is blooming now and the flowers look a lot like a Rat tail cactus (Disocactus flagelliformis) as shown below.
The hanging pot of Epiphyllum below will be blooming soon… and look at all those buds!
Two days later, these buds burst open in the pot next door… first big blooms of 2015.