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Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:28 am

I decided to abandon ship on my old thread and once I figure out how, I am going to delete it entirely, rather than rebuild all the images, etc.

Some recent pics below.

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Echinomastus warnockii pallidus
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Probably Echinomastus warnockii. From seed sown 4 years ago.
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Echinomastus sp. again.
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Echinomastus durangensis mapimiensis
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another warnockii pallidus loving the heat.
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Gymnocactus viereckii, which will do this for months now.
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another shot of durangensis mapimiensis
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ysabelae
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Haworthia bayeri
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G. wrightii GL704
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Echinocereus viridiflorus canus
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Arjen » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:02 am

why, something wrong with the old topic?

great looking flowers!
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Lazz » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:52 am

Beautiful flowers!
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:01 pm

StrUktO wrote:why, something wrong with the old topic?

great looking flowers!


Thanks! All the images are missing in the old thread so it seems lifeless to me. I'm not finding a way to remove it entirely, which I think would improve the forum.

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Tony » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:26 pm

peterb wrote:
StrUktO wrote:why, something wrong with the old topic?

great looking flowers!


Thanks! All the images are missing in the old thread so it seems lifeless to me. I'm not finding a way to remove it entirely, which I think would improve the forum.

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Great plants! really like the tiny escobaria duncanii. 8)
Im probably going to do the same thing with mine and I think I could do it for you, but am afraid to touch anything. 8-[
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:12 pm

Thanks Tony, I guess I'll wait a bit and just keep this thread going here in the meantime. The Esco duncanii is SB1635, by the way. I had forgotten how similar the flowers are to zilziana.

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Ralf » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:05 am

Great flowers as always, Peter. A really nice collection!
I hadn't thought that Echinomastus get flowers after 4 years. Anyhow your conditions for the plants are not comparable with mine.
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:59 pm

Thanks Ralf, and nice avatar! E. erectocentrus from Redington Road?

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Ralf » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:44 pm

peterb wrote:Thanks Ralf, and nice avatar! E. erectocentrus from Redington Road?

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:D :wink:
Last year I had the luck to find them with open flowers. In 2009 it was somewhat to late therefor.
Anyhow there was a great crew on my side.
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:31 pm

Some recent flowers. Managed to return home in time not to miss anything.

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One of the most dramatic of all Echinocereus flowers, E. bonkerae
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Epithelantha greggii
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Echinomastus intertextus, Sonoita AZ
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E. russanthus weedinii
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Pretty Echinofossulocactus crispatus flower.
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Love this Glandulicactus wrightii flower color.
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The feral cat who seems to be considering domestic life. I love having him around, as he keeps the thrashers away. He may not like being trapped, neutered and released, but too bad. That's in his future.
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby gemhunter178 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:56 am

Wow! Nice "show"! Especially the E. bonkerae!
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:12 am

Yes, E. bonkerae is one of the real drama queens of the Echinocereus, and all cacti for that matter. The colors are a definite challenge for my camera.

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby hegar » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:26 am

Hello Peter,
I too love that Echinocereus bonkerae. That Epithelantha gregii, the Gymnocactus viereckii, the Echinomastus spp., especially the one with the dark throat, and also the Echinomastus intertextus, which has a lighter pink stigma than those we usually encounter here growing in the wild. That genus is giving me problems whenever I try to grow it. A few years back I did have a nice flowering plant with multiple blossoms that seemed to be doing fine.
I believe it lasted for two or three years and then died. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I was told, that I should not plant this cactus too deeply and I listened to that advice, but the plants still do not survive. :(

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:58 am

Hi Harald, are you planting the Echinomastus in a pure mineral desert soil without any organics? They do also like limestone and acidified or rain water. However, I have also noticed that they seem to not live very long in cultivation or in habitat. It is rare in habitat to encounter very old plants. They flower at a young age and then live perhaps 10 years or so and expire. This is just my observation.

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Arjen » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:16 am

peter, lovely pictures all over but the e. bonkerae is astonishing!
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