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Discuss hardy cacti grown outside all year.

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Postby birdguy34 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:19 am

Happy to see your first cholla bloom Bill. I'm sure there'll be lots more in the future. Glad to see your O. grandiflora looks like mine(except mine has obviously had a tougher life).
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Postby Andy_CT » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:48 am

Nice first imbricata bloom Bill! isn't your small flowering whipplei a cholla though :wink:
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Postby kevin63129 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:06 pm

Congratulations on the flower Bill.Looks great!
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Postby ihc6480 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:21 pm

Andy_CT wrote:Nice first imbricata bloom Bill! isn't your small flowering whipplei a cholla though :wink:


Doh #-o , my bad :lol: OK, the imbricata is only the second cholla to bloom for me. The imbricata is about 2 years older the the dwarf whipplei though.

What can I say, I was caught up in the moment :wink:
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Postby Andy_CT » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:12 pm

E. Vivipara

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Postby ihc6480 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:10 pm

Oh yeah, hard to beat an Esco flower :) Good to see some flowers in your garden Andy :wink:
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Postby John P Weiser » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:08 am

Andy I love your close up! Very nice shot!! :thumbright:
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Postby RayC » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:19 pm

Nice one Andy. I was looking into getting one of them localy this year, but they don't seem to be available (places changed their suppliers I think)
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Postby Andy_CT » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:32 pm

RayC wrote:Nice one Andy. I was looking into getting one of them localy this year, but they don't seem to be available (places changed their suppliers I think)


I've got a bunch of 5 month old seeldings (North Dakota clone), if you can wait a couple years for them to bulk up to outdoor size you are welcome to a few :D
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Postby CoronaCactus » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:56 pm

Sweet!
vivi is looking good!
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Postby daiv » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:18 pm

I love the outdoor shots guys! Really shows how much one can grow in areas that most people don't associate with cacti!
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Postby Chicago Cactus » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:19 pm

Sweet Escobaria!
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Postby John P Weiser » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:09 am

Well I've been buisy with my wife's honeydo list for the last week. I'm happy to say the project is compleated. Time to post a few shots.

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa is first up.

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Cylindropuntia imbricata

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Escobaria minima

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Opuntia humifusa

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Escobaria vivipara var. rosea

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Escobaria vivipara var. arizonica.

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Opuntia fragilis a second clone out of North Dakota. I love the red filaments. A pristine flower surrounded by bright green new growth.

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Last my mystery Cylindropuntia. I have a very tentative ID of C. acanthocarpa var.
major??? :dontknow:

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Postby Tony » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:15 pm

Wow John....Very Wow! 8)
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Postby daiv » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:40 pm

John, all those blooms are nice! Did you guys finally get some more typical weather to bring them out?
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