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September 2011

I can’t wait for snow

Cleistocactus flowers at Winterbourne Botanic Garden

September Meeting – Show Bench

The plants on the show bench for our September meeting.   and a sale plant that was in flower:

Birmingham Branch September Meeting – Interesting Haworthias with Stirling Baker

This month Stirling Baker “The Prince of Haworthias” braved the rain and traffic to come and show us some of his interesting collection and talk a bit about growing and showing. Stirling grows his Haworthia on the top bench of his greenhouse which is SE facing and gets very little winter light. 40% light shading. […]

Lithops timelapse after watering

1 day per frame, 5 frames per second, 53 days total.

Winterbourne Botanic Garden Arid House Video Tour

Winterbourne Botanic Garden Arid House Tour (listen for the falling nuts!) Winterbourne Botanic Garden Arid House Tour – Outdoor Bed Part 1. (yes, it was very windy when this was filmed!) Winterbourne Botanic Garden Arid House Tour – Outdoor Bed Part 2. (yes, it was still windy!)

How to reuse your plant labels

Tools needed: Steel wool

Haworthia Revision

This month’s talk on Interesting Haworthias by Stirling Baker on Sept 20th is fast approaching so here are some pictures of Haworthias in the Winterbourne collection and informative Haworthia links to whet your appetite. BCSS forum post on Haworthia Propagation. Facebook photo gallery of Haworthia’s in nature  

Winterbourne in Bloom