Notocactus uebelmannianus flowers at an early age. In fact it flowered the first year and quickly outgrew the small two inch pot it came in. I grow most of my cacti in a mixture of John Innes compost mixed with coarse grit and perlite in the ratio of one part grit, one part Perlite to three parts John Innes.
Nearly everybody’s grandma grew Hen and Chicks in her garden. She could enjoy these reliable succulents with minimum time spent on their care. Each year the central, fleshy rosette would surround itself with little duplicate plants, hence Hen and Chicks.
Featured image above; An AI text-to-image impression of Mesembryanthemum cordifolium. The Amateurs’ Digest 1994 Special Edition is now online. It arrived from Terrace Horticultural Books on Tuesday, this week, the 17th of September 2019 along with 19 other issues. So my scanning homework is mounting! A “Special Edition” is the extra issue published annually after each
Twenty back issues arrived today in near-mint condition from from Terrace Horticultural Books, “Used and rare books, seed and plant catalogs, ephemera and periodicals bought and sold”. Thank you, Terrace!
Featured image above; BB the talking parrot loves to open the mail in Marina’s home office. I’ve been shopping! And this is the first of two big packages ordered last week, the one from Biblio.com that came in today, and the other from Terrace Horticultural Books, “Used and rare books, seed and plant catalogs, ephemera and periodicals bought and sold,” which I am still expecting. The
The Amateurs’ Digest, Issue No. 6 of Volume 5 (March 1994) is now online and marks the start of year six for Marina’s print journals. That same year, Marina published her first Caudex Booklets.
Marina launched her specialty Caudex booklets in year six of her print publication, The Amateurs’ Digest. The Caudex booklets are addressed to collectors of mostly Caudex plants. Unlike TAD, that was made from printers’ plates, the Caudex booklets are photocopies of Caudex articles collected from issues of The Amateurs’ Digest to that date, then folded and saddle-stitched.