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Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

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Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:50 pm

I thought I would start a thread with my collection in it - it seems like fun! :D

First to bloom for me this year is my first ever bloom of Mammillaria hernandezii. Really love this plant, and seems to do really well in-ground - despite having been stepped on by the crew removing a fallen Eucalyptus from my yard last fall!

I hope you all enjoy some of the pics I hope to post!

Cheers,
Tristan
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Mammillaria hernandezii
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Postby gemhunter178 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:15 am

Wow! Nice looking Mammillaria!
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Postby RichR » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:33 am

All M. hernandezii are beautiful but yours has particularly attractive and well-delineated spines. Kudos!
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Postby peterb » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:50 am

looking forward to all the pics!

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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:50 am

Flower's bigger then the plant hehe or almost anyways :)

nice Mamm :)
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Postby Arjen » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:17 am

very nice plant and flower!
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Postby Minime8484 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:59 pm

Thanks all for the comments! I really love this guy and am very happy it is also happy.
Looking forward to posting more photos from the garden!
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Postby Minime8484 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:10 am

Thanks all for the nice comments!
The flower on my Mammillaria hernandezii is still going strong, and also opened another flower to add to the display today.
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Mammillaria hernandezii
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Had a banner bloom day for mid-January - plants are coming alive in the beautiful weather.
My Mammillaria lauii finally opened its first flowers today with many more to come.
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And, my first bloom ever from my Thelocactus lausseri also opened today - I didn't think it would ever maneuver its way past the spines!
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Thelocactus lausserii
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Thelocactus lausserii - close-up of flower
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And, my reliable Mammillaria vetula v. gracilis is still blooming - non-stop since mid-November and still going strong.
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Mammillaria vetula spp. gracilis
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Even my tiny new Turbinocarpus valdezianus is showing the beginnings of a flower bud! (Thanks, Tony!) Can't wait for this one to open - will be my first Turbo bloom!
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Turbinicarpus valdezianus
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It only gets better from here!! (Please, no late hard freezes, thank you very much!)
Cheers,
Tristan
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:07 pm

Tristan,
nice. Those are some neat plants you got. Cool you are getting a first flower! :)
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Postby Minime8484 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:06 am

Another first for me opened its first flowers of the season - with several more to come!
Lovely spination and nice subtle flower colors - really love this plant (Thanks, Tony!!).

Cheers,
Tristan

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Postby billdee » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:56 pm

Even my tiny new Turbinocarpus valdezianus is showing the beginnings of a flower bud! (Thanks, Tony!) Can't wait for this one to open - will be my first Turbo bloom!
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Postby Minime8484 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:47 am

Another new bloomer for me today - Mammillaria bombycina. I know it is pretty common, but I finally broke down and got one this year, as the spination is really nice. Glad I did!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:40 pm

My Turbinicarpus valdezianus finally opened today - love this plant!
Must.
Get.
More.
Turbi's.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby gemhunter178 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:05 pm

Wow. That IS a nice flower!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:44 am

stunning!
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