Sunday, October 7, 2018

Pachypodium Succulentum Seed

I saw this open seed pod and decided to take a closer look.

Pachypodium succulentum
 I took one of the seeds before the wind blew it away and put it under my digital microscope.
Pachypodium succulentum
Pachypodium succulentum seed
 I removed the hairs to take a closer look at the seed.
Pachypodium succulentum seed
Here is a human hair (black) to show how thin the silky hairs are on the Pachypodium succulentum seed.
A human hair and Pachypodium succulentum hairs.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Epidendrum Orchid Seeds

I saw some seeds floating out of an Epidendrum seed pod and decided to take some pictures with my digital microscope. 


Epidendrum orchid seed pod with seeds and penny for scale.
Peeking into the seed pod
Epidendrum seeds

Epidendrum seeds
Epidendrum Orchid

Epidendrum Orchid

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Paul Carlisle the Master Tuberous Begonia Grower!

Our Begonia Group had our September meeting in Paul Carlisle's tuberous greenhouse.  We were amazed as usual!  It's always an impressive sight to walk in and see all of the color.  It just makes you smile!  We were also impressed with the begonias grown by his wife Laurel Carlisle.  Laurel grows the non-tuberous and all of the cactus and succulents.  It was all very impressive and fun to see!

Paul and Laurel Carlisle