TADA was down for a couple of days because half the top menu was ripped out by unknown causes. Might have been a PHP problem; might not. Part of it has been restored, I’m still still working on the rest. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Everyone knows the expression, “The gift that keeps on giving.” The disappearance of Marina’s plants in the hands of the BC Public Trustee is “the theft that keeps on taking”.
Many thanks for your recent e-mail searching for information on Hylotelephium. This generic name was erected some years ago, in 1977 to be precise, by H. Ohba, with Sedum telephium as the type.
I am probably opening a can of worms here. As Notos are my favourite genus, I’ll try not to get emotional! Up until fairly recently, the accepted classification of Notocactus was that of Buxbaum.
Grandma died (rest her soul) and left this huge Jade behind with no instructions how to look after it. It was very healthy but now, after a year in my care, the plant looks very sick. There are brown spots on the leaves, the stems are falling over and the plant has never flowered.
By Ed Perfect, Kitchener, Ontario Featured image: AI-generated text-to-image of Welwitschia mirabilis in flower. Welwitschia mirabilis is a unique, tap-rooted plant from the Namib desert in the south-west of Africa. Because of its rarity and tap-rooted (non-clustering) nature, the only practical method of propagation is by seed. I have about ten years experience
Anderson’s taxonomy is apparently controversial. Bill Hendricks of Klyn Nurseries was outraged by some of the changes made, and criticized Marina for following Anderson’s new approach.
Coming soon! THE CACTOPHILE CLUB is a proud member of The Cactophile Network, a new online community by and for cactus fans and succulent enthusiasts, to carry on Marina Welham’s dream of a global fellowship of cactus fanciers.
In April of 1989, after due preparation, Marina Welham launched a business, catering to hobbyists who share her love for growing and learning about cacti and other succulents.
Wow! A treasure-trove of Marina’s digital editions of The Amateurs’ Digest and Supplements landed in my email inbox on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 by surprise.
Born in London, England in the 1740s, David Nelson became a seaman and gardener-botanist. Not much is known about his early life. However, after having a small amount of botanical training and instruction by Joseph Banks (1743–1820) and William Aiton (1731–1793) before embarking on the HMS Resolution in 1776 with James Cook (1728–1779) as its commander, David Nelson became the botanical collector on this voyage.
Nikolai Michailowicz Przewalski (1839–1888) was an important geographer and explorer in central areas of Asia at various times from 1867 to 1886 and was immortalized by discovering a Sedum and a wild horse, both named in his honor.