I'm a very casual epi grower. Do some only bloom at night? I've got three types. The
pink one in my pictures has blooms that last days. I've got a red one similar. The third has
white blooms that I rarely see open - perhaps they only open at night?
Can you grow yours outdoors year round Debi?
PS: Better get that pot of coffee started... its getting dark
yes, it's outdoors year round. i have it propped in a pot in the crotch of a cedar tree so it is protected from cold and sun. this one blooms at night and only lasts one or two nights. i think i have a couple of days to go, but they're getting there. the picture is a night-blooming cereus "Queen of the Night" that i had when i lived in the keys.
Tammy, last time I checked, Epiphyllums were not alpines OR rock garden plants...not even in the tropics! (although they may sometimes grow epiphytically on rocks I think)...OK, if thats the case, I'll let it go! LOL! They are really quite lovely.
Your Dianthus is not haematocalyx...your flower stems are much too tall as haematocalyx has flowers held just above the foliage. Yours looks more like a deltoides selection.
Your Geranium is G. sanguineum. Mine are just starting to bud.