Thursday, 12 June 2014



  1. One of my favorite cacti for flowers. The flowers are big, colorful, and have a bright, shiny sheen. Beautiful. You have a wonderful collection of succulents Alain. How long have you been growing succulent plants? And, what got you started? I know quite a few grower/collectors and they all have such interesting stories (at least to me) on how they began. I was into growing African violets before succulents. Succulent plants are wonderful, but so are those who grow them. :)

  2. I was thinking of writing a piece on how I started growing succulents. Here is a brief outline. When I was about 8 or 9 I went to Woolworths to buy a construction kit but they did not have the one I wanted and not being able to leave without buying something I purchased an odd looking plant that took my fancy. It was some sort of Trichocereus. It survived long enough to still be with me when I moved to my current house but is no more. I can see the shop from my office window but Woolworths also no longer exists.