Lithops


<img width="375" hspace="5" height="281" border="2" src="/blog/uploads/misc/gerardside.jpg" /><br /><br /><a href="http://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1903&amp;entry_id=1741" title="http://blog.hortmag.com/PermaLink,guid,bd617f70-5302-4d47-9c2f-2078b0800c07.aspx" onmouseover="window.status=’http://blog.hortmag.com/PermaLink,guid,bd617f70-5302-4d47-9c2f-2078b0800c07.aspx’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Horticulture Magazine</a> is featuring some lithops that one of their editors is trying to keep alive.<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;">Living Stone (I Presume)<br />
by Meg Lynch<br />
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It was July 15, 2002, to be exact—I noted it in the cactus and succulent diary that I kept at the time:<br />
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“LIVING STONES!!! !!! !!! Very excited! One is greenish and the other grayish/peachish—they look good and I will take careful care of them!”<br />
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At some point soon thereafter the gray one died, though I don’t seem to have noted it.<br />
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On March 1, 2003, I mention that lately the still-living living stone, the green one, which I dubbed Gerard, “started to open a pinhole and that turned into a large oval-shaped separation and inside there are what look like tiny Gerards.” I had been hoping it was going to flower. But it was just going through the routine of a living stone: to shed its leaves each year, revealing new leaves inside.</span><br /></div><br />Now that’s what I call garden writing, container-garden-style.<br /><br />


    
    
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