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Growing in the Sierra Nevada "Rain Shadow "

Discuss hardy cacti grown outside all year.

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Postby John C » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:53 pm

You have such an awsome garden! 8)
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Postby CoronaCactus » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:45 pm

yup and it keeps getting better every year! :)

Interesting flower color on the davisii...more the of like a russanthus flower.

Can't wait for those Opuntia and cholla flowers to burst open!
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:02 pm

The sun is shinning, The birds are singing, The bees are still hibernating!!?? :? But it's still a fine spring day!! :D

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I hope you all are also experiencing a great day! :D
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Postby ihc6480 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:05 pm

Great looking spring day John :) You just brightened up my wet and cool spring day with those pictures.
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Postby Andy_CT » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:09 pm

Nice! Is that another Titanopsis?
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:16 pm

No Andy I have only the one. It just popped a few more flowers open yesterday. They didn't open all the way, do to cold winds and cloudy weather. But today it's warming and sunny. I think it likes it that way!! :D

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Postby Tony » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:02 am

YES! keep em coming John, 8)
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Postby Tom2643 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:05 am

Your garden is simply amazing! Great plants!
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Postby John P Weiser » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:07 am

Tony are you sure you want more? I wouldn't want to bore you guys. :lol:

Thank all of you, for your kind words!
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I'm sure I will be posting many more shots real soon. :wink:
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Postby birdguy34 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:16 pm

Looks great John. Love that pink mesemb.
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Postby hob » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:57 pm

John i guess looking at mine in a sea of pots i tend to forget that cacti grow in among other plants, you garden is always a great reminder that they do, looking real good there with those wild flowers all in bloom 8)
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Postby John P Weiser » Thu May 07, 2009 4:29 am

Opuntia basilaris framed by Layia glandulosa. Layia are native to the western states. They are spring annuals from dry summer areas. Some species will be yellow with white petal tips. L. glandulosa is the most widely distributed.

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Postby John P Weiser » Tue May 12, 2009 11:35 pm

A few updated shots of my garden. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them. :D

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Postby ihc6480 » Tue May 12, 2009 11:37 pm

It's a good thing that you like taking pictures :)
Whats not to enjoy, you got a beautiful desert paradise there :D
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Postby birdguy34 » Wed May 13, 2009 1:26 am

More great pics of your awesome yard.Looks to really be waking up. Is that a Yucca is bloom in the last pic? If so, which one? glauca?
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