Monday, December 20, 2010

Echeveria

Echeveria
Echeveria 'Paloma'
(ech-eh-VER-ee-a)

This is another plant that stumped Google. The genus Echeveria is easy to get information on but the cultivar ‘Paloma’ drew a blank. The tag could have been wrong as it was handwritten. This plant was being offered at a local nursery for sale and I was attracted to its geometrical symmetry and slightly red tips on the foliage.

Echeveria is a large group of succulents native to mostly Mexico and upper South America. There are number of species that are used as garden ornamentals and numerous hybrids available. They are easily propagated and quite often need rejuvenation after several years in a pot or the ground.

Shot in monochrome, not a conversion

Yesterday we followed the age-old tradition and got our Christmas tree. Most people I know have had theirs up for weeks. It was strange because there was really only one species available Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri). They are beautiful but almost never sold around here as a tree for the landscape. That maybe is because the deer like them so much. Our tree is a little small (which is good since our house is small) but robust and is scenting the living room with a nice evergreen smell. As soon as I am done with this it will be time to put the lights on.

3 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful looking plant with a strong design! Love both photo versions!

flutietootie said...

Nice flower. It has a lot of detail both if full color as well as in gray scale.

Zafran ali said...

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