On Facebook, something called the "Gardeners' Photo Challenge" has been making the rounds. The idea was to post five plant photos per day from your garden, for five days in a row. I thought I'd share some of my own favorite contributions here.
Crassula tomentosa. Believe it or not, this is actually from a cutting I took just two months ago. It's very well-rooted already. Why aren't tomentosas more popular in the US?
Crassula pseudohemisphaerica. This is a rarity. I keep it under a shade structure during the summer. Extremely slow-growing and apparently not much of an offsetter.
I love the feathery texture of this haworthia.
Echinopsis cv. "Haku jo"
Uebelmannia pectinifera, native to Brazil (and endangered).
Variegated echeveria purpusorum. One of my very favorite plants; I almost never see these.
A haworthia, but I can't remember what kind.
Another haworthia, pupping out like a BOSS.
As regular readers of this blog know, I am obsessed with rare crassulas. This crassula alstonii is one of my very favorites. I am constantly unsure whether I'm taking proper care of it, but it seems pretty happy in this clay pebbles/soil/perlite cocktail.
Echeveria laui. Gorgeous, native to Oaxaca, Mexico, and virtually impossible (for me, anyway) to propagate from leaves.
A beautifully variegated agave parryi v. truncata that I got at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. It thrives in full sun.