'In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.'

squishyplantNovember 14, 2011

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." --Aristotle

Matthew

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ssk22

Matthew,
O.M.G
I felt like I was looking at a cactus & succulent hardbound book.
They are great......The babies, are they cuttings or do you do seeds also? I am so jealous....if my plants looked so good .thanks for sharing.
Sharon

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 8:31PM
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luvidaho_2010(5/6)

Amazing!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 9:00PM
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ladylotus(Z3/4 ND)

Matthew, you have a wonderful green thumb. Did you start all those plants from cuttings? Also, it looks like most of your plants are potted in crushed granite eh? Everything looks so neat can clean. Very nice!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 9:53PM
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kaktuskris

Very nice collection! Do you grow them just for yourself, or do you have a business?

Christopher

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 10:08PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Nice variety - love that, keeps one busy and always something new to find happening. Makes it lots of fun. Your plants look great.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 10:37PM
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CorpsmanCooper(FL8b)

WOW Mathew! Absolutely beautiful! I especially love your Euphorbia flanaganii and Euphorbia spiralis. I'd absolutely love to get my hands of your collection! WOW!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 10:40PM
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squishyplant

Thank you all!!
It is a passion!!

Ladylotus- Most were propagated by cuttings, I haven't ventured to seed yet. And it's D.E. not crushed granite. I'd love to get my hands on some, Haven't been able to locate it though. I'd really like to use that instead of perlite, although i did just get a 4 cubic foot bag of perlite...

Christopher- I grow all of my plants for pleasure but do sell some occasionally if someone really wants a little dishgarden or something. I'd love to open a nursery though.

CorpsmanCooper- You're Florida too, right? If you're ever in the Melbourne area, I'm sure I could pawn off a few plants on you...

Matthew

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 11:32PM
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nodakgal

I am oooohing and ahhing here! I'd be in heaven if I could see it all in person!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 10:20AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Nice pics, nice mix, nice propagation!
Great show,

Josh

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 10:36AM
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mari66

THANK YOU for a wonderful show-- awesome plants an incredible assortment--for a newbie it's overwhelming
How does one manage all of it ??

Happy Thanksgiving to all
Mari

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 7:43PM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

Matthew, some people spend a lifetime searching for their passion. Others know what their passion is but, unfortunately, can never achieve the success that they crave with it. You are truly one of the unique people who not only know what it is that they love, but have the time, skill, knowledge, and all the other things at hand that it takes to fully immerse themselves in what they love. Then to take that and develop it into something of such great beauty is amazing. And you do it soley because you love it.

Seeing your garden has been a great joy in my day and I want to thank you for sharing your photos of it. Here I was sitting, sort of feeling worn out, and up pop these pictures of all these plants! It sure put a smile on my face in an instant!

I've seen thousands of roses in my life, and every time I see a rose I am still in awe of its beauty. The same for succulents. Being a newbie, it is more so as almost every photo is of a plant is a plant that is new to me. I'd sure like it if you'd share your photos some more. Maybe in smaller batches and tell the name of the plant to help us newbies out. I sure saw some of your plants that I'd like to own...especially since I am succeeding in killing off some of my plants and will need to go shopping for more!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 6:20PM
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greenjay(Zone 6)

Matthew,
I'm now experiencing what I believe is called " succulent envy" ! Amazing plants, keep up the great work !
Jay

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 7:40PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

And that's a lot of marvelous!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2011 at 2:10PM
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