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by Andy_CT
Tue May 24, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: O. Humifusa in Connecticut
Replies: 22
Views: 4954

Re: O. Humifusa in Connecticut

Long time update to this old thread but I larked out the truth. Turns out that this is NOT a native wild patch of Opuntia humifusa. I found some guys blog and he proudly had a picture of himself and this cactus that he admits putting here in the early 1990's. So anybody finding this topic through in...
by Andy_CT
Tue May 24, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Dormant in May?
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Dormant in May?

Andy, thanks. That makes sense; I know they like it so much better when they're not in pots. You see the box that the Columbiana is sitting in? That's its new home, but I thought it wise to wait until it's growth spurt is over. Or, do you think I should re-pot now mid-growth? With the pads that far...
by Andy_CT
Mon May 09, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Dormant in May?
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Dormant in May?

Ah they're in pots. I personally haven't had much luck with Opuntias in a pot.

The O. columbiana pads might fatten up some more but the second one looks like it's already done growing.
by Andy_CT
Sun May 08, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Dormant in May?
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Dormant in May?

Sounds a bit odd to me. Have any pictures? All mine started new pads/flowers and they are coming along normally although a bit slow due the weather. But yeah no sun at all so far in May has been a bit frustrating :(
by Andy_CT
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3091

Re: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2015

They're all various clones of E. baileyi except the short spine one which is E. perbellus.
by Andy_CT
Sat May 09, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Purchases for the cold-hardy garden
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: Purchases for the cold-hardy garden

I've had one or two E. missouriensis do that, turn real red. Probably won't make it but they are tough. I guess its just a transplanting thing, sometimes they don't like it? Many other missouriensis have done exceedingly well and I even planted some that were smaller than my pinky nail. You definite...
by Andy_CT
Thu May 07, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Purchases for the cold-hardy garden
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: Purchases for the cold-hardy garden

For little fuss you want Northern forms of Escobaria vivipara and missouriensis plus Echinocereus viridiflorus (did I send you any of these?). I've had real good luck so far with small forms of Echinocereus coccineus one from Taos, NM and another from Southern Colorado, I grew them from seed though....
by Andy_CT
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6753

Re: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014

Are you saying my pictured one is a variety from Granite, Oklahoma? Is it a very local variety from that one location? I'm beginning to see more and more varieties with a geographical name attached to them. It's true that it's rather small; I have one much larger one that's shaped like a caveman's ...
by Andy_CT
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6753

Re: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014

Looks great! That flower might be the Granite, OK variety I grew due to the smaller size of it, some of the others are huge. I know I'll never get tired of seeing these in bloom. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/14445962354_7ccc59ed0f.jpg https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/14346563314_24cb92786a...
by Andy_CT
Thu May 22, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6753

Re: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014

It is E. viridiflorus and I imagine I sent it to you. I'm drowning with them. They are sprouting from seed freely in my garden on their own some of which are flowering already. They can flower when very small https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7394/9436027580_d81f3a17be_s.jpg Echinocereus viridiflorus b...
by Andy_CT
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Cactus Picture Contest
Topic: Contest 79: Two Day Vote-Off! *Tie - Drawing Cyber Straws*
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

Re: Contest 79: Two Day Vote-Off! *Tie - Drawing Cyber Straw

Just seeing the result now, oops lol! I guess I should have gone with my birth month like K.W. did which is 3
by Andy_CT
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: CAL, AZ,NM,TX,COL,UT,NV - 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: CAL, AZ,NM,TX,COL,UT,NV - 2013

Awesome pics! that's my kind of trip
by Andy_CT
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Macrophotography primers.
Replies: 12
Views: 2816

Re: Macrophotography primers.

DaveW wrote: There is both free (Combine ZP)
Not for mac :(
by Andy_CT
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: O. humifusa - Cape Cod
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

O. humifusa - Cape Cod

Timed it right to find some local Opuntia humifusa in full bloom at the Cape. Been awfully wet in the Northeast US since mid May so the grass was fairly lush. You could quite easily walk past them if they weren't blooming. I would have taken a hundred pictures but I freaked when I noticed huge ticks...