My Gift

bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MIJune 18, 2014

I bought myself a gift... Some Dick Wright hybrids. I know they are small but with time they should develop and many with wonderful color and caruncles!!!!!

So what did I receive, you ask... or maybe not!

Back to front, left to right:

Virginia Lee, Carunkly, Bumps, Barbillion

Verrugas, Cupeno, Marjorie Pogue, Midway

Dick Wright, Dragonas, Lilac Frost, Culibra, Boton, Doublette

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Good morning Doc,

The good thing about buying our own gifts is that we feel like we really deserving of them I mean after all look at all the stuff we do around the house HEY! it's about time I spend some money on myself Lol..

I can hear myself saying that :) Nice variety you picked.

Greg

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 11:49AM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Beautiful!!!
I would love some of his hybrids someday!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 11:54AM
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chuy415

nice!! very nice and healthy looking too :)

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 1:07PM
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Laura Robichaud

I would love to send you a gift but I think everything I have would be too pedestrian for your wonderful collection.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 1:39PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Laura, none of your treasured plants are "pedestrian". They are your pride and joy and are every bit as wonderful as anyone else on GW. Never forget this!

Thanks to all... and keep posted because Mr. Wright has some things waiting to be purchased.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 2:30PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Howard,
That was very kind of you (I was just reading your message to Laura). I always enjoy reading your messages, you seem like a down to earth kinda guy. :) Sometimes I think I find myself looking at my plants, logging into GW, and checking out other folks' plants and sigh, but your statement to Laura indirectly made me feel better about my collection. Thanks.

Planto

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 3:16PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Beth, thanks. You made me feel good, too. And it isn't that I don't look at other's plants and ask myself, "Why not me?" or "How come I can't grow it like they do?" Then I come back to earth and realize, I do the best I can and because there are folks out there that do a better job than I do, that they can assist all of us in doing a better job!

BTW, if you think these "seedlings" look good, you should see what the adult plants look like!!!!!!! Dick Wright is most certainly one of a kind. And he's 85 years young and does all his own work and is GREAT at getting back to you when you have questions!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 4:22PM
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Laura Robichaud

Thanks Howard! It's so nice to be here with others that feel the same way I do about growing things. Sometimes people see my collection and give me the "are you a crackpot or what?" look. Who needs 100+ C&S. Hmmmm

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 4:40PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Laura,

Surely you jest -- must be just us crazy plant nuts.

When you posted your pix on the Traveling Cactus Shades thread, I remember thinking what lovelies you had on your deck (& like RoRo I think it was) I marveled at how neat & tidy they all were. I thought, there's something to aspire to. Handsome looking plants all neat & seemingly organized. Hats off you.

Howard, your stuff always looks good from here. Happy you could gift yourself some things, always nice when one can do that. That Haworthia I'd admired of yours some time back, that you generously shared, still plugs along (tho' the remaining Echs got leggy).

Good growing, Happy Plants & Happy almost Summer to All!

(PG) Karen

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 4:55PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Howard,
Sure thing. I'm glad to hear I made you feel good too. :)

That's very true, we all do the best that we can and there will always be someone who has more time, experience, or better conditions. I think in the end the important thing to remember is that even in nature, they're not perfect looking (I am a bit of a perfectionist and have to remind myself this often).

Do you have any pictures of the adults, or just the seedlings? Mr. Wright sounds like a good man!

Laura,
Who doesn't need 100 C&S? :D

Planto

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 5:59PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Beth, I do have some pics but they aren't mine; they are Dick Wright's. I don't want to upload to Photobucket and can't post multiple pics here...

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 6:25PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

This is another...

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 6:26PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

And one more...

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 6:28PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Howard,
Wow, you weren't kidding, those are amazing! I especially like the last one (E. verrugas).

Planto

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 6:57PM
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ssk22

Howard,
Great plants!!! Like the others, you have the best plants.
You are going to need a bigger greenhouse come winter.
Sharon

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 7:06PM
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seedmoney

Howard!
OMG...you have discovered the holy grail.
Does Mr. Wright sell his plants by mail or did you fly out to get those puppies?
Me loves a good carbuncle on an echeveria...
Julie

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:39PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Gee, Sharon, I thought you volunteered your living room, no????

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:43PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Julie, he has an eBay store. So if you are at the right place at the right time you might just get the Wright plant!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:46PM
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seedmoney

Kindly divulge the name of his store, please? I got some mad money and it needs a new home ;-)

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 6:56AM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

wrightnursery760

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 7:36AM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

seedmoney,
I like that 'I got some mad money and it needs a new home'. Why that's my problem also.
Howard,
Great as allways.
Stush

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 12:46PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

That last one is mouthwatering!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 8:15PM
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aztcqn

Nice passel of plants. Like the frilly Bumps. I'm not familiar with Dick Wright - am looking up as I type. The name Verrugas makes me chuckle. It does look like that condition, but in a spectacular way.

Agreed Bikerdoc! That's why I like this forum! Everyone's got the right attitude and community sense. I appreciate when folks take the time to respond to my newbie questions. I was encouraged by your experience and that of a few others that helped me adjust to my pale haworthia plant loss and to try again with new information. And, if I can help from my own experience in other things, I'm most happy to jump in and offer help.
Laura, " Who needs 100+ C&S?" I ask myself that question often, esp. after this months mealy bug triage of uplifting and cleaning and spraying all the succulents and cactus, scrubbing potsâ¦.but, then one lil cactus blooms and I melt all over again and go the extra mile for my garden inhabitants. Discovered a bunch of leaves that fell off something I moved and every leaf has tiny baby plants. Mentally screaming "I don't have room!" while I hunt for pots to put all of them inâ¦..I really understand that there is a love for growing things and seeing them flourish is the reward enough for those attuned to this hobby. S'why I enjoy this like-minded garden forum. :]
Planto, You've got a lovely lil collection. One day when you have a bigger space, I'll send you some collection "gap fillers"! Think of it as some of your plants are growing in my yard. ;]

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 1:49AM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

FYI: Mr Wright has a new eBay listing and in addition to the Echeveria, there are some Aloe.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wright Nursery

This post was edited by bikerdoc5968 on Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 13:16

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 1:12PM
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ssk22

Howard,
Are the plants fast growers? From your plant size to full grown,how long of a time are we talking? There were some I think I will bid on, full grown ones were great! Also,no to my living room for winter storage.
Sharon

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 5:45PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Sharon, they aren't going to win any races. So don't hold your breath... not conducive to good health! In the picture, both plants were recently beheaded. The larger one is my stock plant that has given up dozens of offsets over the years, of which the smaller one is such a plant. This is done to promote larger head development and get the caruncles to grow. The smaller on came from an old stem and has already developed caruncles. Some require years before they grow lots of frills or bumps or good color. Some of the ones in my picture have already begun developing caruncles while others will take some time.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 6:53PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Well, I've fallen prey once again to Dick Wright's plants! If anyone is interested, I will show them once they arrive.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 7:25PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

As promised, 17 more Dick Wright hybrids. I just finished potting them up and it will take some time for them to acclimate, as I received these as fresh cuts, i.e., NO ROOTS! They are small and it will be exciting to watch them develop into mature bumpy frilly Echeveria with lots of great colour!!!!!!

This post was edited by bikerdoc5968 on Thu, Jul 3, 14 at 9:01

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 8:58AM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

About 2006 or so I found a carunculated Echeveria with wavy red edges at one of the big box stores... Probably 'mauna loa,' it was a great find and lasted for years.
But it's far more satisfying to know what you're buying and have them lined up in a flat like that! Nice haul!

-Ming

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 10:09AM
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camellia1_gw

How exciting! You always have some cool plants! t's going to be fun watching them grow and seeing you post pics.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 1:39PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Thanks, to all for your comments. Nice to have the support.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 2:25PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Yet more additions to my growing Echeveria. Clockwise: E. 'Virginia Lee', E. 'Culibra', E. 'Can Can', E. 'Mexican Hat' and E. 'Speed Bumps'.

I hope by next summer 'Virginia Lee' and 'Can Can' get some character and grow their caruncles!!!!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 11:45AM
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