Palmanova 2014

...the desire to meet ourselves it was too much ...

It's been too long since we meet "Friulan's friends"; made a round of messages and calls then is all set: LET'S FIND OUR FRIENDS

Saturday 19 early in the morning me, my mother Wanda and Elvia move to Palmanova.

Leaving the motorway immediately meet the great Giorgio and Giuliano; here waiting for Erica, Alfredo, Cristiano and Nico.

After greetings and hugs as usual, we start with tours ... the stages are provided by Carlo, Francesco, Franco (who could not be there for the wedding of the son ... congratulations!!!), Giuliano and, last but not least, Giorgio.

At the first stage we also meet Raffaella that will be ours.

Given the raw wonders, the first collections and made small talk is come time for lunch: we are by Francesco (where we also meet Enrica) where he and his sweet Elena prepared tables for lunch. In "Friulan boys and girls" 's style everyone brought something. I do not want preferences but some delicacies I have been particularly impressed: "bruschetta" of Elena and Francesco, as their cake (both vegan's dishes), the Enrica's "acciughelli" and the mythical Giuliano's onions.

Once we got going for good and we gave a last glance we left: the wonders we have seen are many, we could not put them all in the gallery, but definitely a little taste that will make you understand the love that makes each of our friends in the care of their plants.

At the end, to top it off, we moved to the house of Giorgio. Looking at her stunning collection, chatting with friends and eating a Fresh watermelon, time flies and, unfortunately, it is already time to go back (not before collecting some sucker kindly provided by Giorgio :) )

A big hello a great thanks to all the friends present (specially who has allowed us to get into their own home), to those who could not be there as Erika (Cristiano ;) ), Miriam, Franco, Loris and Moreno, with the knowledge that you have spent a wonderful day together and the assurance that we will meet again soon !!

Here are some photos of the meeting:


Ravenna 2014

Saturday on May 31 and Sunday on June 1st was held the traditional show of succulent plants: this year the title was "Plants from enchantment".

All of us would like to thank the organizers group for their invitation to give a conference, and for having once again offered a beautiful setting for meetings succulent; nurserymen who have offered their full availability and all the participants for having enriched the days.

We send a big hello and goodbye in your beautiful Ravenna next year.

By clicking here you can see some pictures of the exhibition:

Astrokaktus 2014 - Ljubljana

A couple of weeks ago we received a most pleasant invitation from our friend Giorgio : " We are going to visit his friend Zvone , the owner of the nursery Astrokaktus , in Ljubljana : do you want come with us? "

I haven't any doubts , the company is a guarantee of fun , it is also been a while that I wanted to visit the nursery; Elvia and Moreno unfortunately were not able to come, for reasons of force majeure, so this time I'll tell you about this wonderful day .

Departure from home at 06:30 am for meet group at the Casa Rossa forecourt of Gorizia. We were almost all on time ...

We are: Me, Carlo, Erika, Francesco , Franco, Giorgio, Giuliano, Loris , Miriam, Raffaella, Sergio and Wanda (it's bad for whom not there ... )

After reaching him to home, Zvone accompany us to the greenhouse: wonderful! Once inside you are surrounded by plants: the plants are everywhere, it is even difficult to reach some areas , but they are all very beautiful and healthy . My compliments to Zvone because it is very good at keeping them so well. All we rub our eyes and make our purchases ... ( someone with help of the landlord , ever helpful ) .

Once the ride ended, dueto the rain , we go home to Zvone for lunch: kindly he prepared the tables covered at the front of the house. Here among Lambrusco , Cabernet , "Frico", "salame", pickled onions , confectionery and savory pies ( we all shared something respecting the " Friulan style" ) we carouse great!

When we are super satisfied, Zvone accompanies us to see his collection: the most beautiful pearls are Discocactus ... wonderful!

We say goodbye to Svone giving us an appointment at Trent.
Once in Gorizia for us it's time to say goodbye ourself: there's a little displeasure at the time of departure, but also the awareness of having spent a beautiful day in a beautiful place, with a WONDERFUL company!

Thank you all for the wonderful day: you see just that we were happy. 

Thank Zvone that, in addition to his greenhouse, he shared with us his time, his collection and his house: very nice person. 

A special thanks to Giorgio for sharing with us his photos but above all for being so LEGENDARY!!


Here are the photos of the day (some photos are also visible on the forum cactipedia): 


In the section devoted to Our Videos and on our youtube channel you can watch the video of fishing to Tigerfish with Moreno and Davide protagonists. I want to point out that all the fish are always released unharmed.

New friends

If you look in Link web we have been added to the new friends and the graphics have been changed ... you comments Fico