Monday, February 22, 2010

Succulent photos

Happy Cactus Monday.

Only the last 2 i.e. the agave and yucca shown below are mine.

Succulent flowers © Evelyn Howard 2010

Beautiful orange blooms of Cotyledon Orbiculata (I’m quite sure, but please feel free to correct me)

Sempervivum © Evelyn Howard 2010 

I love the soft blue-green of the plump leaves

Aeoenium © Evelyn Howard 2010

Lovely rosettes

Jade Plant © Evelyn Howard 2010 

Peeking out

Agave © Evelyn Howard 2010

Agave – a small one

Yucca © Evelyn Howard 2010

Yucca – a short one (see my sketch below). I am determined to keep this small, and will chop it when it grows tall…

And finally, a glimpse of my balcony via a page in my sketchbook. My yucca and agave in the above photos are shown below.

My balcony © Evelyn Howard 2010 
Pen on paper, February 2010

Visit Teri’s Painted Daisies for more Cactus Monday links.


Diane AZ said...

Indeed, they are sensational succulents the way you show them. I especially love the jade plant through the fence and your sketch!

Amy said...

I have never seen one bloom like the first one...very pretty. I like your recent work of the lady with the mask (facial). :)

soulbrush said...

wowsers, i love that first one. and the sketch is great too. hcm fellow cactuteer.

Teri C said...

Gorgeous photos! Those rosettes and the fence-peeking plant are especially appealing to me.

LOVE your painted balcony view!!


marianne said...

Wow what beautiful pictures!
The sketch is fun also!


Anonymous said...

Every time I visit your site, I become a little more inspired to start a succulent garden in my back yard. I have the perfect spot waiting for something special...I think you just tipped me over the line! Thanks!

Stapeliad said...

GREAT photos!!

Margaret Ann said...

Your drawing and those deep burgundy rosettes have stolen my heart! HCM! :)

Noelle said...

I love the blue-gray color that many succulents have. Your agave is beautiful as well!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the long legs of that Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum (hope I nailed that one). Matti

Julie said...

Love your pen and ink...awesomely done!!! Purdy succulents!!!

yoon see said...

Very beautiful theme for cactus monday.
Happy Cactus Monday andyour charming photos and illo brought me joy to start my day!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous photos, I had a yucca plant as a houseplant for 18 years. It died when we moved :(

Urban Green said...

Urban Green waves, and says a big hi to friend Evelyn. I'm glad to be back. I'll go right back to check out all you've posted. See you around :)

SandyCarlson said...

These are very beautiful. I love the colors, too.

Darla said...

These are some very nice succulents you have featured.

Bonnie said...

Great photos. I love the first one. What is it?

Gattina said...

Gorgeous flower ! looks so exotic to me !

meandering pearl said...

how lovely to meet you! these are simply beautiful!!! i have a yucca in my yard, their colouring is amazing! kind thoughts

Cozy Little House said...

What a pretty rendering you've drawn! I wish I had a plant to show. It's snowing here in Texas. Not much to show right now. (Sigh...)

Evelyn Howard said...

@Bonnie: I think it is Cotyledon orbiculata.

Tootsie said...

your photos are absolutely outstanding!!! I especially am impressed by that first one!
in answer to your question...that is latex paint on my looks and feels like leather!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! SImply nice and amazing shots !!

Anonymous said...

Hi Evelyn - I love succulents too. I grew up in Arizona where succulents thrive. My fave is the pale blue-green rosettes. Your sketches are lovely too - I like your style!!!

Urban Green said...

Hey inspire me to transform my succulent section. however, the summers are awful in delhi - the temp soars to 46 C ~ 114 F, and succulents don't quite respond well to the heat (contrary to popular belief that it should). Loved the pictures...

Louis la Vache said...

Evelyn, the flowers in the first image would make a splendid watercolor!

Arasu said...

The plants have beautiful shapes and colors. The sketch is nice to see.

Louise said...

When I was a kid, I was SOOOO into cacti. I inherited a giant something-or-another that was many, many years old. I have none now, but I still love them. Beautiful things here.

danger garden said...

Your "sketch" is fabulous!!!! And the plant you caption "Lovely rosettes" is simply amazing!

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