Monday, February 13, 2012

Succulents and Cacti Garden Show 2012

As i was looking intently on the exhibit of succulents and cacti, I was always reminded of the underwater flora most especially the corals and anemones. They are very much morphologically similar! However, as much as i am not familiar with their names, more so with their underwater counterparts. So i will just show you and visualize them yourselves.


















GBBD of Maydreams Gardens

32 comments:

  1. I like the last picture with the air plant.
    It really look very exotic.

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  2. I too like that last image. It really is a nice display using the cactus and succulents.

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  3. Very cool looking plants. A couple strangely cool but like them.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. I love cactus..so unusual and so many varieties...I never considered how similar they look to coral but you are so right!

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  5. Hi Andrea, I was waiting to see the succulents in the gardens.... All I can say is WOW... Biltmore House and Gardens has in their conservatory some cacti plants. But--yours here are much much prettier... Loved them all. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. I really like your photos of the cacti. As Betsy mentioned we saw several cacti when visiting Biltmore a few weeks ago. All of your photos are wonderful.

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  7. You are right about the cacti looking like underwater flora. I like the second to the last picture. My wife wants something similar in my backyard. It is akin to the succulent table of Meg and Matti.

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  8. With the warmth of the Philippines I'm surprised how very few people are into succulents. Ok, you get torrential rains too but planted in a sunny, free draining site they should be fine.

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  9. You are right, some of them do look like underwater creatures. Although I find them fascinating, I am not a fan of slow-growing plants ... LOL

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  10. they are wonderful aren't they? we rec'd a gift certificate to a cacti garden from someone who knew we loved and are planning on starting a cacti garden.

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  11. James Missier - which air plant do you refer to, you mean the previous posts of Tillandsia. They are called air plants. These are all cacti and succulents.

    Donna @GWGT - i actually love looking at them, but i am not fond of planting or having them.

    Cher of Sunray Gardens - thanks for dropping by again here.

    Donna@GEV - there are still even a lot more in the commercial booths which i failed to take photos. They are lovely even when small till fully grown.

    Betsy - they might not be looking great there because maybe they still have to heat the place to keep them alive, here they are outside with normal conditions they probably prefer.

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  12. George - i forgot if i saw some cacti in your photos from Biltmore. I just remember the waterfalls and mountains and rocks from all your posts, haha!

    Bom - i am sure you are more familiar with the underwater flora because you are a diver, but I also see them in videos, haha! AT least it is a semblance of diving too. But i've seen corals and anemones too in shallow waters. BTW, i am not familiar with Meg and Matti's.

    Mark and Gaz - most people here love the flowering plants than cacti and succulents. The Chinese, most especially, don't love them because they are not auspicious due to the thorns. I love looking at them, but i am not very interested having them.

    Solitude Rising - maybe you are like me with cacti, like and appreciate looking at them, but dont like to plant them in my own.

    Photo Cache - cactus and succulents are better cared for by those who travel a lot, because they can thrive on neglect. They will still be there when you arrive after a week of absence! LOL.

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  13. Hi Andrea, these are great display of succulents.

    The Huntington Gardens here have a great succulents garden. Please check out my post here:

    Succulents

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  14. I really like that last pic of all the cacti. I think they look great in combinations. But they also add a structural element to pots or just by themselves. Barrel Cactus are great. And very slow growing!

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  15. Yeah, the cacti and succulents are very beautiful to look at. I have succulents in my garden but no cacti because I can't keep them alive :(

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  16. Such variety. They really are incredible plants and the flowers are just stunning. I've never had much interest in growing them myself as I'm sure the humidity and the torrential downpours during the wet would probably cause havoc!

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  17. great collection of succulents and cacti. i enjoy seeing these through your lens.

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  18. Hi Andrea! I am always on the lookout to add to my succulent garden. Love the round succulent in the 3rd picture- it looks like it is studded with pearls. I will be on the lookout for this beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. What a feast for the eyes. The photographs are lovely.

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  20. What a wonderful photographer you are. These cacti and succulent pictures are truly spectacular.

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  21. aloha andrea,

    beautiful, i especially loved the group planting in that wooden looking trough....can i take home one of each please????

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  22. I love coral aswell Andrea and if I had the time and space I would have an aquarium just full of them. Cacti are just so interesting to look at.

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  23. Well, this is just my cup of tea! Love every image and, of course, would enjoy visiting this place very much. Actually I see a couple of species I keep in my collection.

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  24. Ebie - they are blooming beautifully and pampered in their favored climate at the Huntington gardens, but i love most the way you made your collage. Thanks for giving me your link.

    Chris - maybe their slow rate of growth hinders me from growing them too, but actually it is also my need to water plants, which might kill them. so i just dont grow cacti.

    Autumn Belle - maybe it is difficult to keep them well in Malaysia if they will be soaked in rain often.

    BernieH - you are right, rains will cause havoc in our areas, in the case of these grower here, he has them very well protected.

    Life Ramblings - I certainly appreciate your kind words. I of course always love your travel photos as well.

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  25. Mom on Blog - yes that one is lovely, actually it is also my first time to see that kind. Thanks for the visit.

    NCmountainwoman - i hope i was able to give you some cheerful moments. Thanks for coming.

    Dorothy - oh, i am so honored with your comment, although i still would have presented them in better ways. Thanks.

    Noel - that one is really lovely, one single type in a big dishgarden, is already a landscape in itself. Isn't it wonderful! My anthurium breeder friend from Uni Hawaii is coming for a talk during conference here on orchids.

    Rosie - your aquarium must be very big, just like the Oceanarium in some countries to contain many corals and anemonies. I think they are more difficult to care for than fishes, and certainly it is much easier to just have cacti. haha!

    JM - oh so you have cacti too. Your other collections are just great. thanks.

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  26. Yeah, those names are kind of tricky... Great photos, though! Happy bloom day!

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  27. The name of our beauty is astrophytum asterias. I found a website for them -http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/ASTROPHYTUM/Astrophytum_asterias/Astrophytum_asterias_aaa/Astrophytum_asterias.htm

    It is now on my wish list!

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  28. Why have I neglected adding succulents to our home? Your photos are lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I'd never thought of this before, but you're so right--they do look like underwater flora! Such a beautiful variety of cacti and succulents!

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  30. That's so funny...I remember on another blog a few days ago someone mentioned how strange it was that so many succulents (maybe it was Agaves) were named after sea creatures!

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  31. Oh I just love all of these exotics. Wow! What greatly detailed shots. Very nice.

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  32. If you have photoshop, it is easy to photomerge or do panoramic stitching. I learned it on my own.

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