Hamilton Garden Greenhouse; The Desert

Now we have the second part of the Hamilton Garden Greenhouse. I’m going out on a limb and calling this wing The Desert. The walkway in here is set up similar to The Jungle; it draws the eye to a corner, making you wonder what you can’t see. I can only hope that someday I can make my own greenhouse look half as good as this one. The quality of the plants in here is amazing! I only wish there were more labels…

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This looks like a rock wall. Very much like what you’d find in a desert. Too bad it’s not made of a single type of rock, like what you’d find in an actual desert.
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Look at these huge plants!
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Stripes!
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NOID Aloe
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Opuntia to the roof. That’s around 12-13 feet up.
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A very interesting xeric vine… no idea what it is. But I like it! EDIT: It’s a Pereskia aculeata, Barbados Gooseberry. Actually a cactus, but you wouldn’t recognize it.
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A close-up of the vine’s(Pereskia aculeata) leaves and flowers.
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Stapelia of some sort, blooming and filling the greenhouse with a very distinctive scent.
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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar’s version of Ocotillo.
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Gasteria kirsteana in the lower left corner. There were some pretty gnarly spiderwebs in the back.
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The red stands out.
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Stapelia, or Huernia possibly?
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I know that I’ve seen this one somewhere…
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Some serious size to this one!

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The variegation on this Agave is striking. Once again, no name.

This post would be a little longer if I had names for more of these awesome desert dwellers, but then the mystery wouldn’t be there. I guess life can’t be all lists and labels. Sometimes you’ve just gotta sit back and enjoy the cactus!

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