Part of my garden by Floyd

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Part of my garden by Floyd

Postby daiv » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:00 pm

NOTE: This post was made by user: floyd, but appears under daiv because I moved it out into its own thread - in other words, these are floyds plants, not mine (though I'd gladly take credit for them if I could.)

Sharing some photos of my garden. I thought you might enjoy these.

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Postby daiv » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:05 pm

Floyd,
As you see I moved you out into your own thread here so we could properly comment on your plants. With that said, your garden and plants are looking fantastic! I sure wish we could grow C. imbricata like you have!
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Postby Harriet » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:08 pm

Your garden is well worth its own thread. You have beautiful plants.
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Postby floyd » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:03 pm

Daiv....Thanks for taking care of this. Guess I had better pay closer attention as to where to do my posting. :?

Harriet..Thanks also for your kind comments.
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Postby Tony » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:06 pm

beautiful garden Floyd. 8)
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Postby Andy_CT » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:16 pm

Some amazing plants and flowers! Lots of sun can do great things.

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More of the 2010 plants

Postby floyd » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:32 pm

Here are some additional photos of the garden and an indoor plant that is blooming. I'm way behind in labeling my plants :(

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Postby John P Weiser » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:38 pm

Floyd
It's good to see you back again!! :D
Your garden is filling in nicely. Your Opuntia blossoms are great.
What are the blue spikes of flowers on the left side of your first garden photo? Salvia? Penstemon? or Something else? :-k
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Postby floyd » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:43 pm

Thanks John. The flowers are Larkspur and although not a perenial they reseed them selves and come up each year.....Sometimes too many :x
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Postby John P Weiser » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:06 pm

They still look nice. I grow several perennial Delphiniums in my garden they don't seed around a much as the annuals and many of the western perennial species go dormant before the cactus start to bloom. I think it is very considerate of them to make room so our prickly friends can show off. :wink:

Your cactus are definitely struttin their stuff and showing off!! :thumbright:
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Postby daiv » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:42 pm

If I'm not mistaken, that indoor plant is Discocactus zehntneri. Definite winner!
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:34 pm

Floyd,
you have a cool garden. Lots of different colors and it seems like a lot of them were blooming at the same time! :)
Here's to you, all you insidious creatures of green..er I mean cacti.

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Postby floyd » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:47 pm

Daiv thanks for the I.D. on the Discocactus I'm going to make a tag for it.
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Postby floyd » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:09 pm

Daiv the cholla that you commented on above grow in abundance around here. There is some rough country to the south of my home about 20 miles and the prarie there have hundreds of them. It is amaizing to me how plants have adapted to different environments resulting in abundance at one location and are limited or completely absent elsewhere.
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Postby CoronaCactus » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:56 am

Great garden, Floyd!
Love all those Opuntia 8)


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