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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue May 01, 2012 4:37 am

Image Cholla I put in the ID section, but I think it's safe to call it C. spinsior for sure.
Image O. fragalis/O. polycantha hybrid
ImageParodia microsperma with brilliant orange flowers
ImageFalse false saguaro?
ImageOpuntia hybrid.
ImageM. mystax and Parodia microsperma
ImageEchinocereus subinermus
ImageMy driveway. On right, Foothills Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla) , Opuntia engelmannii and saguaro.
Lastly
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a volunteer Opuntia phaeacantha (at least I think so) it's around 6 months old or slightly more.
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Arjen » Tue May 01, 2012 6:29 am

nice plants and flowers peter!
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue May 01, 2012 8:19 am

Arjen, thanks. I have been busy but my plants are coming along nicely :)
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An update again:)

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue May 01, 2012 11:21 pm

Image Opuntia hybrid (it's O. engelmannii and O. phaeacantha)
Imageneighbor's O. macrodasys growing through the fence, I have my own little arm of it, plus a few volunteers :)
ImageSEE ? :)
ImageSpied this O. phaeacantha from my truck earlier across the street in the ditch.
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Two more from across the street. These plants are further east and directly north of the end of my driveway, I see them everyday.
Image bugs mating on the Cylindropuntia leptocaulis that is growing in the fence between my yard and my neighbor to the south.
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Image O. engelmannii T. and O. ficus-indica B.
Image O. phaeacantha
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue May 08, 2012 10:30 am

ImageM. baumii I think
ImageE. rigidissima
Imageclose up of the flower it's awesome :)
ImageE. pentalophus bloom. I got one this year, the others got damaged when it fell off my shelf in a sudden wind storm. :(
ImageRound 4 I think... S. arenacea
Image O. phaeacantha with a hole in it..
ImageParkinsonia microphylla.. (little leaf Palo Verde)
ImageVlad's last flower for real.. it shot two more up the past few days :)
Image M. guelzowiana (If I can read my own writting lol)
Image Day 2 :)
Image Day 2 :)
Image O. ficus-indica.. it looks weird slightly crested?
ImageO. englemannii.. braved 1 inch mesquite thorns to get that picture lol
ImageO. engelmannii X O. phaeacantha (unless O. phaeacanta can grow 3.5 feet tall)
ImageAcacia greggii
ImageSoaring hawk that decided it was going to be evil and FLY away from me rapidly as soon as I wanted a picture
ImageNEEDS a haircut lol E. senilis
ImageStenocactus likes to grow offsets?
ImageYAY finally this saguaro which has three stems now from an older plant stump that lost it's main stem many many years ago is finally getting a flower that lived on it. The past 5 years it has had buds that turned black and died before they bloomed. I dont know why ..
now up to date :)
(edit a few more I forgot)
ImageCylindropuntia leptocaulis
Image another pic of the same plant
ImageC. acanthacarpa var thornberi
ImageFerocactus cylindraceus
Imageseedling at the base :)
Image Opuntia phaeacantha.. (notice the brown glochids? :))
ImageSurvivor of a weedwhacker strike!
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby RichR » Tue May 08, 2012 12:40 pm

Awesome, Peter. Seeing that picture of the Carnegia and Parkinsonia make me want to go to Arizona!
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Minime8484 » Tue May 08, 2012 2:12 pm

Great photos! Your yard must be a rainbow of colors this time of year!
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Tony » Tue May 08, 2012 2:43 pm

Cool, I dont recall seeing C. leptocaulis flowers before.
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue May 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Tony, to be honest, I have never seen them til this year. They get the fruits which means they bloom right? I always missed them.. probably too busy looking at more impressive Opuntia, but I love their flowers. They are simple but elegant I think.

Tristian, yes I have lots of color at the moment. Pretty soon things will wind down and it will be boring, but I enjoy this time of the year the most..(well and into saguaro blooming season :))

Rich R, cool. If you are ever headed this way let me know :)
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby CactusBoss » Sat May 12, 2012 6:09 am

looking through this thread makes me like Opuntia even more
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby GermanStar » Sat May 12, 2012 6:26 am

Very nice Peter! I especially like the Agaves. :mrgreen:
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sat May 12, 2012 11:20 pm

CactusBoss wrote:looking through this thread makes me like Opuntia even more

haha well, Opuntia are very beautiful when they are in flower, or if they have neat spine structure like some of them do. I like them because the flowers are some of the best cacti produce. Sure there are some that I like just as much or more, but they are very consistent.

Ron, I will include some Agave pictures soon. I have forgotten to take some pictures of my Agave shelf ... :)

I think you will like what I did, even though it is very rough :)
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Mon May 14, 2012 10:18 am

ok some more pictures, sorry Ron, none of Agave, I was busy as hell potting up some Opuntia.. so here are the few pictures I took..

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The last few Opuntia flowers. The second is O. gooseliana or whatever in my neighbor's yard.

ImageSaguaro
ImageWeird spot of buds poking out of the skin, wonder if I will get a little fuzzy baby arm there?
ImageAnother weird bud poking out of the skin.. What is the deal ? lol
ImageOk Ron I lied here is my somewhat sick Agave, too much sun?
ImageO. ficus-indica cutting with a flower on it..
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby GermanStar » Mon May 14, 2012 4:24 pm

Quick, plant a tree next to that poor thing. How often are you watering?
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Re: PTCG's 2012 topic.

Postby Harriet » Mon May 14, 2012 8:19 pm

A tree, or shade cloth. Someone needs to invent a spray-on sunscreen for plants...
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