A highland Nepenthes, a carnivorous pitcher plant from Borneo, grows in a corner, well established in a hanging teak basket.
Sometimes, the simplest of ideas can inspire us - I liked this thermometer box, protecting the device from the hot sun.
The Cycad relative Encephalartos are investments for any collection, with even tiny plants selling for hundreds of dollars. This South African native is Encephalartos woodii, or Wood's Cycad, and it is nearly 14 feet in diameter.
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Lycopodium species are always unique, and make spectacular specimens. There were at least 6 interesting forms in the Longwood greenhouses.
Its been a long time since I've seed a crop of carnations being grown. I imagine that these are heirloom miniature varieties, grown for the DuPont estate, maybe even the same varieties from 1910. If anyone knows where I can get cutting of any carnation for my greenhouse beds, please share!
The cool-growing orchid, Bulbophyllum is typically a small, basket plant, but this species has me taking another look at the genus. Meet the giant Bulbophyllum macrobulbum. Macro bulbum indeed, as well as Macro Phyllum. Add to wish list please.
Many orchids were in bloom. Orchids bloom year round, but most species bloom in the autumn. This Dendrochilum has long, dangling blossoms, and is common in many orchid collectors fall collections.
It was a treat to see these rare orchids, Gongora species. which have unique, pendant inforescences. They emerge from the bottom of the pot, and thus must be grown in hanging baskets. The flowers are scented like nutmeg or cardamon, and they often look like sheep skulls.
Another great idea. I grow this Kalanchoe pumila in a hanging basket, but I never thought of growing it as a moss ball. Here, cutting are planted in a wire, moss-lined basket which I assume has potting soil deep inside. A plastic nursery pot in inserted in the top, so that the entire ball can be watered.