Patterns Revisited

bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MIAugust 4, 2014

There's something about a plant that attracts us or I guess we wouldn't enjoy this hobby. For some the flower holds our interest. Others enjoy a fragrance, while the pattern or appearance holds our interest. As many of you appreciate, Echeveria flowers aren't much although they do last a long time. For me their beautiful patterns and colors peaks my interest in this genus. I trust you will enjoy some of these.

="http:>

This post was edited by bikerdoc5968 on Mon, Aug 4, 14 at 20:43

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

I'm a pattern lover (one of many reasons I enjoy sux) & yours are certainly beauties & eye-catchers, Howard! Thanks for the show!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 5:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ssk22

Every plant is a beauty Howard.
Love each and everyone. Thanks for sharing
Sharon

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 8:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Thanks to both of you for your wonderful comments... makes the heart warm and fuzzy!!!!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 8:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
stoneys_fatali(9b Duarte,Ca.)

Beautiful plants! All life is beautiful :-)

Stoney

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 9:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
seedmoney

Howard,
Oh my...
Gotta say your E. 'Raindrops' is da bomb. Do you know the parents? Where did you find her? Does she have kin? ;-)

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 9:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nomen_nudum

To cool for words kind of like looking at some prehistoric dinosaurs skin ,nice geometrics

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 9:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Julie, many of these are Dick Wright hybrids, 'Raindrops' being one of them. I don't know the
parentage but if you write Mr. Wright (wrightnursery@msn.com), he might reply. He has ALWAYS
been very kind to me in his replies. It may take several days to hear from him as he
continues to grow plants and carry on a business by himself at age 85, as he says.

Some of these were found at a local nursery while others I got from Tina Zunker at http://www.succulents.us/echeveriaraindrops.html. Tina has some very nice
Dick Wright hybrids. Keep in mind these are
not for the faint of heart, financially!!!!!! I paid dearly for many of these. NB: This is NOT an
advertisement or promotional plug for her; just answering your query.

I have recently beheaded several of my
Dick Wright hybrids and should have a few
offsets by next growing season.

You can purchase Mr. Wright's plants from him for a "Price". He has an eBay store,

http://www.ebay.com/sch/wrightnursery760/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&_clu=2&_fcid=1&_localstpos=48322&_stpos=48322&gbr=1&_trksid=p2046732.m339

but currently has nothing listed. You have to check back from time to time.

Here is a link that might be useful: Succulent Gardening

This post was edited by bikerdoc5968 on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 5:46

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 5:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
seedmoney

biker doc wrote:
" Keep in mind these are not for the faint of heart, financially!!!!!! I paid dearly for many of these. "
Yep, warts and carbuncles cost ;-)
Howard, I'm going to put in an order with Tina. Does she bare root her plants for shipping or do they come in a pot with soil? I have seen her site before but didn't know what reputation her company had. Did your plants from her arrive in a timely manner and were you satisfied with the quality?
Thank you!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 8:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Julie, I sent an email to you. If you didn't receive it, let me know.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 9:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Howard,
Very nice as usual. Hope mine does 1/2 as nice.
Stush

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 2:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rina_

Howard,
You are King of the Echeverias...great variety, great growing.

Rina

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 9:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Yes, Howard...King of the Echeveria...You should've taken my 'Truffles' while we were talking about it awhile back...because is it gone now! ;(

We use to have a forumee who held that title, but he no longer frequents this one. His name was Brad. Went by the moniker Paracelsus. You guys would've had a blast talking shop about Echies! It's a shame he isn't around anymore.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 11:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Thank you, but I certainly not the Master of Echies! Trust me I've knocked off my fair share over the years. I will say I'm embarking on a new course with all my Dick Wright hybrids. I only hope I lifelong enough to see them develop into the magnificent plants they are. Mr. Wright is truly THE MASTER.

Rosemarie, what happened? It was a beautiful plant

And if you want to see some wonderful Echeveria go to this website. Unfortunately, it's down under but the EYE CANDY is something to see.

http://www.echeveriasinoz.com/index.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Echeverias In Oz

This post was edited by bikerdoc5968 on Fri, Aug 8, 14 at 7:58

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 7:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kathi_mdgd

Those are so cool,i really like that one that's by itself in the 2nd row of the first set of pics.looks like polka dots to me.Love all the different kinds of bumps,very interesting.
Kathi

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 5:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

For those interested, Dick Wright has a new offering of Echeveria. He's doing things differently this time; no bidding just buy now. His store is on eBay.

seller:wrightnursery760

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 7:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
seedmoney

Howard,
You enabler, you ;-)
Echeveria 'Rain Drops' and Echeveria 'Paul Bunyan' on their way. Thanks for the heads up. Buying something from Mr. Wright is like holding history in your hand.
Best,
Julie

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 8:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
paul_(z5 MI)

Some beautiful plants you have there, Howard. Raindrop is one of my favorites of those you've shown.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
LilBit7765

Hi bikerdoc, how are they sent? Bare rooted? Call me ignorant but there's a few I want to get but can't pull those details up lol. Looking forward to hearing from you!
-Christy

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 11:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Julie, I'm not any more an enabler than the next person. Some have asked where I've purchased plants and I am glad this forum allows this kind of information exchange without some "prima donna" having a disjointed nose! I know you'll like what he sends as I have so many. Keep in mind what you will receive is NOT an adult mature plant. It may take a few years and some beheading before it "looks" like what you expect. Having said this, the two you've purchased tend to develop their "character" at a rather young age. And, if you like these, he has some other great caruncled plants as he is the Master of Caruncles!!!!

Christy, Mr Wright ships bare root as do many vendors. He will also ship fresh cut plants, as long as you are comfortable with rooting them. These are not for the faint of heart.

Thank you one and all for your wonderful comments.

Howard

This post was edited by bikerdoc5968 on Mon, Aug 11, 14 at 17:19

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 5:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need Help rooting GIGANTIC Jade cutting from 30 year old specimen
As stated, someone did a HUGE favor for me (no charge...
Bama_Joe
Just washed cacti and euphorbia roots..safe to leave out overnight?
Just washed roots on my shipment from Arid Lands. ...
Bama_Joe
ID this succulent now that it's beginning to flower?
no one was able to ID this guy before, but now that...
kwie2011
Aeonium hybrids from Southern California
these always look great this time of year (their 'happy...
palmbob
Al's Gritty Mix
Need help finding Bark Fines and Gritty Mix in Greenville,...
Gigi z 7B, Upstate SC, USA
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™