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Antoinette Hague



A Praying Mantis astride a Crassula in Antoinettes Garden

     Antoinette lives in California, U.S.A. and obviously loves both gardening and photography. Her gardens are a wonderfull mix of everything imaginable, including cacti and succulents. She posts frequently on the cactus and succulent forum at Davesgarden.com, sharing pictures of her wonderfull gardens. There her nickname is "Gourd".
     She is also a kind and generous person. I sent her some Opuntia cuttings one time and without my asking she sent me something very special. One day she posted a bunch of pictures of cacti blooming in her garden and I remarked how beautifull a couple of her Parodias were. Especially a lovely pink flowered Parodia roseolutea and a purple P. ubelmannianus. She e-mailed me and said "I have some extras, would you like one of each?" I said sure! I thought she meant she had picked up some little $1.98 seedlings from Home Depot or some offsets she had rooted. When I got the package I was astounded to find two large mature plants. Not only that but they were the same plants she photographed! She actually dug the plants out of her garden and sent them to me! What a sweetheart :-)  Enjoy the pictures of Antoinettes garden below.


aloes.jpg
aloes
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aloes2
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aloes3
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aloes4
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aloes5
cheriodopsis.jpg
cheriodopsis
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cheriodopsis2
dyckia1.jpg
dyckia1
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dyckia2
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dyckia3
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dyckia4
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dyckia5
dyckia6.jpg
dyckia6
echeveria1.jpg
echeveria1
echeveria2.jpg
echeveria2
echinopsis1.jpg
echinopsis1
echinopsis2.jpg
echinopsis2
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echinopsis3
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echinopsis4
Epicactus01.jpg
Epicactus01
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Epicactus02
ferocactus1.jpg
ferocactus1
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ferocactus2
garden1.jpg
garden1
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garden2
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garden3
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garden4
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garden5
iceplant.jpg
iceplant
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iceplant2
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iceplant3
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iceplant4
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iceplant5
iceplant6.jpg
iceplant6
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iceplant7
mantis1.jpg
mantis1
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mantis2
Opuntia engelmannii.jpg
Opuntia engelmannii
parodia.jpg
parodia
sedum.jpg
sedum
Senecio anteuphorbium.jpg
Senecio anteuphorbium
stapelia1.jpg
stapelia1
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stapelia2
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stapelia3
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stapelia4
stapelia5.jpg
stapelia5
stapelia6.jpg
stapelia6
thelocactus.jpg
thelocactus
wheelbarrow.jpg
wheelbarrow
All images and text are copyright 2006 D.S. Franges, unless otherwise noted.
The images on this page are copyright 2006 Antoinette Hague.