Sunday, January 16, 2011

Garden Bloggers Single-Bloom Day

Ok, there's more than one thing blooming in the garden right now. But it is stuff I've covered before and I don't want to get too repetitive here. There is one plant in the garden that is blooming that I'm excited about though. I recently put in an order to Yucca-Do Nursery and included this Echeveria defractens on a whim. I'm really liking in so far!

echeveria difractens
echeveria difractens

The fiery orange blooms really grab your attention. The 3" rosettes are not super showy but a nice deep brown-y purple that I think will darken in the summer with more sun and less water. When I received the plants in the mail, they had bloom stalks on them and all the leaves that grow from those stalks had been knocked off. I had the foresight to save all those little leaves and sprinkle them over soil in the pots. Now I've got lots of Echeveria difractens babies on the way!

echeveria difractens babies

Thank you to May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

4 comments:

  1. You didn't even have to plant the fallen leaves (stick them in the soil)? It's magic!

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  2. That is an intensely orange bloom. The leaves remind me of Graptoveria 'Fred Ives.' Very nice echeveria!

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  3. Beautiful. Wonderful colours and shapes.

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