Sticky Fingers

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Not much happening

Not much to report except that I still am struggling to maintain my plants - maybe I've reached the point where I now have too many to be able to give them the attention they need so now they are keeling over right under my nose. The biggest problem is root mealy bugs and now I have taken to just unpotting the plants that seem at risk and leaving them bareroot because they are then less susceptible to rot when a shower of rain might pass. If I repot, the bugs migrate into the new soil and the problem continues.

The thought of repotting everything is just overwhelming, so I don't know what will happen - and I have hundreds of babies coming up. I need a management system that works!

Anyway, a few plants have shown up their blooms over the last couple of months - some for the first time - so I'll just play catch up and post them all here (at least the ones I got reasonable photos of).



Mammillaria magnimamma
Mammillaria magnimamma

Mammillaria karwinskiana
Mammillaria karwinskiana

Mammillaria perbella
Mammillaria perbella??

Mammillaria ruestii
Mammillaria ruestii

Mammillaria schiedeana
Mammillaria schiedeana

Mammillaria plumosa
Mammillaria plumosa

Mammillaria decipiens ssp albescens
Mammillaria decipiens albescens

1 Comments:

  • These are beautiful! I don't think I have visited your 'blog before, although I have seen its link on Rosemarie's 'blog.

    I am currently having a problem with mealies, too. UGH. Only my resultant problem is the opposite of yours. It's still winter here, and they are dormant, so I can't water them to get the imidacloprid to the mealies. I have been spraying alcohol, but that only gets the ones that are actually showing themselves. GRRRRR. I have already lost quite a few tricky little Mamms to them. :(

    I hope everything ELSE is going beautifully for you down there in the tropics! :D

    By Anonymous Katie, at February 26, 2009 4:50 pm  

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