On the WRGS tour, there were two interesting critter encounters. One member had a black dwarf lionhead bunny loose in his garden. It showed up a couple of years ago and hasn’t left. There’s lots of food (lots of yummy Primulas when I visited) and he has a burrow under the deck against the house which keeps him safe in the winter. The other member had these 3 large tortoises pictured above. They hibernate in this pen in his greenhouse during the winter.
Some cacti excellence on the WRGS tour. I’ve decided that I need to grow a lot of Pediocactus simpsonii from seed. That’s the flowering cactus in the first photo. Its flowers vary from white to pink mostly. I’m beginning to fall hard for Echinocereus. In short, I like cacti that are roundish.
Ranunculus andersonii. Taken this morning on Stansbury Island in the Great Salt Lake. I went out with a group from the UNPS and saw lots of goodies, but this was by far the prettiest. Good news is that I got seed of this from Alplains. Maybe someday I’ll have it in a trough.