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"My First Growing Season" 2012

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"My First Growing Season" 2012

Postby billdee » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:27 pm

My Cacti collection is growing at an alarming rate. :shock: I had 58 up until 3 weeks ago, and now I'm up to 97 with 11 more coming Feb.6th
Here' s some pics of some of my new ones which I posted in general topic's, but I decided to start a 2012 topic to follow my plants from winter thru autumn.

Discocactus araniespinus
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Echinocereus pectinatus "Coahuila"
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A.fissuratus ssp. fissuratus
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Postby HarryUpNorth » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:03 pm

Hi billdee, great pics and looking forward to seeing more.
Where do your grow your ever expanding collection? In your house, greenhouse ?

My own small collection is going to be growing at an alarming rate as well I'm afraid :D and just wondering where you will be growing yours.

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Postby billdee » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:54 pm

HarryUpNorth wrote:Hi billdee, great pics and looking forward to seeing more.
Where do your grow your ever expanding collection? In your house, greenhouse ?

My own small collection is going to be growing at an alarming rate as well I'm afraid :D and just wondering where you will be growing yours.

Harry

Thanks, Harry I'm currently storing them in the house with good southern light exposure, with day time temps around 70F with nightly lows around 58-60 F no water except a little once a month for my Notocactus/Parodia.
As for summer I just keep em on my patio with shade cloths in place for the one's that don't like the full sun.
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A. retusus v retusus
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A. retusus v furfuraceus
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A. fissuratus v agavoides
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A.fissuratus v bravoanus
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A. fissuratus v fissuratus
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Postby billdee » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:18 pm

Echinocereus rigidssimus v rubispinus
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Parodia occulta
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Postby billdee » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:16 am

I had this plant posted in the general topics too, so to reiterate. I started collecting Cacti towards the end of July, and most of the plants I bought had all ready flowered.
Darryl at Corona Cactus sent me this Echinocereus davisii on the 25th and the next day one of the buds bloomed. It my seem like no big deal, but keep in mind I'm a neophyte when it comes too Cacti, so I was very excited to say the least :D My very fist cactus bloom 8)
potted on the 25th
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started opening on the 26th
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Finally fully opened
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Postby RichR » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:24 am

Billdee,

Well you've made a good start with some nice-looking plants. Funny how those cacti multiply isn't it? 58 one week, then 97? How does that happen?

In my case I blame it on the internet.
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Postby billdee » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:47 am

RichR wrote:Billdee,

Well you've made a good start with some nice-looking plants. Funny how those cacti multiply isn't it? 58 one week, then 97? How does that happen?

In my case I blame it on the internet.

Well.. Lets see I seen this greenhouse in the greenhouse forum built by this member named "RichR"
that's what got me going. :P
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Postby majcka » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:02 am

billdee wrote:Echinocereus rigidssimus v rubispinus
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That one is something else. i just have an ordinary one and look forward to get me one of those, but here is not that easy to get. But I will you'll see.

And the others are just magnificent aswell.

And don't try to find cure fot your disease because I learned from old cacti grower there is non.
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Postby billdee » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:51 am

Thank you majcka,
I'm sure you'll get one sooner or later :wink:
Its like 4:30 a.m I can't sleep, so I guess I'll post more pics of my collection.
:lol:
Copiapoa calderana
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Notocactus sellowii
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Notocactus buiningii
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Mammillaria hernandezii
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Rebutia albipilosa
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Eriosyce bulbocalyx
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Eriosyce curvispina 'jussieul'
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ID ?
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Postby majcka » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:57 am

You just keep sending the pics. I will look at them all.
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Postby Tony » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:22 pm

Welcome to the "cant sleep... must post images of collection" stage of the adddiction.
It apparently lasts for up to... 6 years? :lol:

Great looking plants you have Bill!

I wonder if that last one for ID is a young Stenocactus vaupelianus?
Does it appear to have any waves starting at the top?
Forget the dog...Beware of the plants!!!

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Postby RichR » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:23 pm

billdee wrote:Well.. Lets see I seen this greenhouse in the greenhouse forum built by this member named "RichR"
that's what got me going. :P


Don't blame me!
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Postby majcka » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:38 pm

RichR wrote:
billdee wrote:Well.. Lets see I seen this greenhouse in the greenhouse forum built by this member named "RichR"
that's what got me going. :P


Don't blame me!

Blame you or not. He's toast.
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Postby billdee » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:11 pm

Tony wrote:Welcome to the "cant sleep... must post images of collection" stage of the adddiction.
It apparently lasts for up to... 6 years? :lol:

Great looking plants you have Bill!

I wonder if that last one for ID is a young Stenocactus vaupelianus?
Does it appear to have any waves starting at the top?

No Tony it look's more like tubercles on Mammillaria.
I have a Stenocactus vaupelians
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so I'm not sure what it could be.
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RichR wrote:
billdee wrote:Well.. Lets see I seen this greenhouse in the greenhouse forum built by this member named "RichR"
that's what got me going. :P

Don't blame me!
the wifey is blaming you too..lol


Blame you or not. He's toast.

:P Yeah I got it bad majcka :) :P
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Postby billdee » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:49 pm

I tried too take some better pics tony, but the spines aren't cooperating, it looks very mammish though.

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