Category Archives: Wish list

Wish list addition: Dictamnus albus

I’ve heard of this plant while reading about perennials but hadn’t seen even so much as a picture until earlier this year. I was looking for more info about it when it came to me that maybe there was something … Continue reading

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Hakonechloa macra ‘Fubuki’

Joseph posted a link to a page about Hakonechloa macra ‘Fubuki’ (Japanese for “Snow Storm”) and wow I need it. I’m not sure if any of our suppliers will be growing it (this year at least) because none of them … Continue reading

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Wish list addition: Paphiopedilum Winged Flight ‘Elektra’ HCC/AOS

I saw this image at the AOS home page (it’s not there anymore, hasn’t been for a long time now) and the only other site I found any picture of this form has made it impossible to link even to … Continue reading

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Wish list: Echinocactus horizonthalonius

I’m considering buying this Echinocactus horizonthalonius. It’s supposed to be one of the only (if not the only) Echinocactus that will bloom when small, young and in a pot. It must already be a few years old too from the … Continue reading

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Wish list addition: Dyckia spp./cvv./hybrids

Dyckia is a genus of terrestrial Bromeliads from drier climates than many other Bromeliads (similarly they resemble Agave/Aloe/Haworthia more closely than they do most other Bromeliads). Dyckia brevifolia – Based on that spent bloom stalk these seem to be polycarpic … Continue reading

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Wish list addition: Euphorbia lactea

Today I saw a fantastic White/Grey/Crested Euphorbia lactea. It was big, maybe in an 8″ pot and very full. What surprised me most (other than the size on a Grey/White Euphorbia lactea) was how little light it would be getting. … Continue reading

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Agave parryi

I recently found a reference at the Danger Garden to Agave parryi, which is supposed to be hardy to zone 4. Huh… Strange. I’ve never seen one of these for sale around Toronto or heard of anyone growing one of … Continue reading

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Wish list addition: Paph. acmodontum & Phal. Mini Mark

Very tempted during the SOOS Meeting yesterday by a nice specimen of Paph. acmodontum that was for sale in bloom. It’s always a good idea to be cautious of orchid species as they can be a lot pickier than their … Continue reading

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Succulents, followup

So I have my list narrowed down to a few selections that might work out well for me. Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’ Tolerates less than perfect lighting, stays relatively small (to 12″ I believe? Varieties with less green … Continue reading

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Wish list addition: Succulents. All of them.

I’ll be perfectly honest with you: I don’t have any succulents (pause while I think about that for a minute… no I think that’s about right. Nothing in houseplants anyway). But the internet is an enabler (people on the internet … Continue reading

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