Warm Wishes from GGW

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Perennials, Succulents

Nature is astonishing, isn’t it? How delightfully ironic that the flowers of many cacti resemble water lilies and the tops of some, snowflakes. Here are 18 examples to warm you this chilly season. Apologies to cactiphiles; I wasn’t able to identify all of them. If you would like to provide one or more IDs, please do! — Debra

L-R, top: unknown, Epiphyllum sp., Ferocactus wislizeni

L-R, middle: Opuntia sp. (cholla), Chamaelobivia ‘Rose Quartz’ (peanut cactus), Thelocactus nidulans

L-R, bottom: Trichocereus sp., unknown, Mammillaria sp.


L-R, top: unknown, unknown, Pachycereus marginatus (Mexican fence post)

L-R, middle: Stenocereus therberi, Mammillaria eichlamii, Trichocereus (Echinopsis) spachianus

L-R, bottom: Pachycereus weberii, unknown, unknown

 And to all of you, warm holiday wishes from all of us. Thank you for hanging out with us here at GGW, and for your comments!

Fran Sorin, Debra Lee Baldwin, Saxon Holt, Noel Kingsbury

Debra Lee Baldwin
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified, all Timber Press bestsellers. Her goal is to enhance others' enjoyment and awareness of waterwise plants and gardens by showcasing the beauty and design potential of succulents via books, articles, newsletters, photos, videos, social media and more. Debra and husband Jeff live in the foothills north of San Diego. She grew up in Southern California on an avocado ranch, speaks conversational Spanish, and at age 18 graduated magna cum laude from USIU with a degree in English Literature. Her hobbies include thrifting, birding and watercolor painting. Debra's YouTube channel has had over 3,000,000 views.
Debra Lee Baldwin
Debra Lee Baldwin
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ricki December 20, 2012, 5:32 pm

Thank you for the beautiful greeting, and all the best of the season to you as well.

Kimbundance December 21, 2012, 6:04 pm

Really like the cactus they are beautiful! Very vibrant and nice looking.

Les December 22, 2012, 7:39 am

When Mother Nature finds a form that works, she will often repeat it, crossing species. Warm wishes to you all as well.

Joni Holland December 22, 2012, 2:27 pm

Happy Holidays Debra!! Kathy,( my boss at Green Thumb) loves your 2013 Echeveria Calendar I bought via Zazzle!!! It’s so pretty. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!! xo, joni

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