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I Wish I'd Never Seen This Book

Posted by karyn1 7a (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 14, 12 at 9:17

A friend gave me a book for the holiday, Pachyforms: A Guide to Growing Pachycaul and Caudiciform Plants. I've only flipped thru the pics so far but what amazing specimens! I wanted just about everything I saw. There were some that I didn't realize developed caudices like Aristolochia gigantea.

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RE: I Wish I'd Never Seen This Book

karyn -

Just to make it a little worse for you, there is a sequel by the same author...have fun!


Here is a link that might be useful: Pachyforms 2: Bonsai Succulents

RE: I Wish I'd Never Seen This Book

I'm jealous!:) That book and Pachyforms 2: Bonsai Succulents have been on my wish list for a while now.

RE: I Wish I'd Never Seen This Book

Your so mean Tom! ;-)

I love anything with a caudex! I have a Desert Rose, and everyday I ask her to please fatten up quicker! LOL!

I also love old tree's with huge roots above ground.. so learning the art of Bonsai is in my future too. :-)

Good luck. ;-)


RE: I Wish I'd Never Seen This Book

Thats a nice book.
Now I need a Aristolochia gigantea.....

RE: I Wish I'd Never Seen This Book

I have about a dozen varieties but all except some of my adeniums are still pretty small. I hope they will one day look like the pics in that book. My problem is that after seeing some of the photos I will begin an obsessive search for more varieties. My kids don't need the money we've put aside for college, do they? lol

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