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Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sun May 27, 2012 11:08 pm

haha I usually have about 20 or so things that bloom yellow. I got tired of yellow when I first moved here, but now I like yellow flowers. My Parkinsonia (Palo Verde) have yellow blooms and this year they were amazing. The P. microphylla in the front that started out as nothing but a tiny little twig has grow taller and this year was finally covered with thousands of little yellow flowers. (it even caused an accident, a bee flew into a guys window and he crashed his van right down the street from me, where was the bee going? to my Palo Verde tree)

I do like other colored flowers tho.
Those Grusonia sure show you that they are related to Opuntia/Cylindropuntia...
It looks almost like a Cylindro flower.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Mon May 28, 2012 7:54 am

You noticed!!


well... it was obvious... didn't know yellow was that common in the desert though!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Mon May 28, 2012 4:26 pm

Let's take a break from yellow today!! :D

Last night was my first ever Queen of the Night Night!
I've had this Peniocereus greggii for years, but this is the first year it has bloomed for me - my first of 4 species of Peniocereus that I have.
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Postby Minime8484 » Mon May 28, 2012 6:40 pm

Another first for me this morning - the beautiful blooms of my Cleistocactus icosagonus (ants LOVE this one - must be a nectar bonanza inside!).
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby peterb » Mon May 28, 2012 7:05 pm

wonderful Penio! and nice ornithophilous icosagonus!

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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Tue May 29, 2012 12:44 am

Another first for me today - a complete surprise - I would have missed this one if I hadn't been poking around in that area of the yard.
This Mammillaria lenta I had thought was languishing in my care as I had no sign of flowers all spring; apparently, it's happy enough! :D
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Tue May 29, 2012 6:48 am

very beautiful, especially the penio is stunning! actually it kind of blows away the other two... you should have saved it for last ;)
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Harriet » Tue May 29, 2012 12:25 pm

Lovely. Arjen is correct, The penio is absolutely stunning.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue May 29, 2012 7:11 pm

Tristian nice, I have a P. greggii too and I can't wait for it to bloom. Mine is just a twig tho.. :(
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Tue May 29, 2012 9:31 pm

Another Grusonia opened its first flower today - this time, Grusonia (Corynopuntia) grahamii.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Wed May 30, 2012 5:58 am

very nice grusonia!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:49 pm

Last night my first ever blooms on my Harrisia balansae opened. There were 3 flowers, but in my attempt to move vegetation out of the way for a better photo, I accidentally knocked one off! :oops:

Still - quite a show!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:55 am

beautiful!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Artur89 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:09 am

Congratulations to Peniocereus (Harrisia too) =D> Nice, night flowers.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:24 pm

Been a bit slower lately, but a couple of bloomers sticking around.

My Fouquieria diguetii likes to bloom when completely leafless - that's OK with me!
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Fouquieria diguetii (Chandler, AZ)
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My Grusonia (Marenopuntia) marenae is not only flowering earlier than last year, but is already on its second round of flowering - and many more buds to come.
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