Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus – Rainbow Cactus

Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus. Huh? I know…that’s a mouthful. We went to a Central Florida Cactus and Succulent Society’s sale last summer and brought home a couple of trays of those little 2″ pots, full of unusual cacti and succulents. One of those finds was this green and raspberry colored cactus. The plants were potted up…

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Succulents and Cacti Collection

15th Annual Cactus and Succulent Show

The Central Florida Cactus & Succulent Society is having their 15th Annual Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens this Saturday, September 4th, between 9am and 4pm. We have attended a few of the show/sales that are hosted by the USFBG and they always have a unique collection…

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Carrion Plant flower

Carrion Plant (Stapelia Gigantea)

Also known as the Toad plant and the Starfish plant, this succulent from South Africa puts on an impressive show. Large buds emerge from the base of the plant and open up to a flower that is seven to ten inches in diameter. The name for this plant is a result of the “disgusting smell”,…

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Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop

Yesterday, two of the grand kids brought Trish her Mother’s Day present. It was a little wooden planter that they had made at a Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop for kids. We have seen a couple of the projects before. One of their bird feeders made it’s way over here a few weeks ago. This Mother’s…

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