Growing in the Sierra Nevada "Rain Shadow "

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Growing in the Sierra Nevada "Rain Shadow "

Post by John P Weiser » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:32 pm

First hardy cactus to bloom this season. Pediocactus simpsonii. I have three growing, this is the only one in bud.

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I guess something is better than nothing. :)
It will take a while before the rest of my cati catch up. :?
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Post by ihc6480 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:37 pm

Sweet, a great looking plant and flower to start the season :)

At least you have a flower. Mine are still wiping the sleep from the eyes :lol:
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Post by Andy_CT » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:51 pm

nice pink!

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Post by John P Weiser » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:56 pm

Mine are still wiping the sleep from the eyes
Most of mine are in the same state of semi consciousness. We keep getting teased by the weather. One or two days in the upper sixties then back down in the forties. Still getting frost six out of seven days. :?
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Post by kevin63129 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:02 am

A cold hardy garden just keeps looking and sounding better and better.Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Post by ihc6480 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:04 am

John P Weiser wrote:
Mine are still wiping the sleep from the eyes
Most of mine are in the same state of semi consciousness. We keep getting teased by the weather. One or two days in the upper sixties then back down in the forties. Still getting frost six out of seven days. :?
Yeah, weather here is about the same but we're seeing night temps at or below freezing at times :roll:

I do have some G. pulchellas showing new growth though :D
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Post by peterb » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:22 am

absolutely stunning Pedio, John. It was 90 here today! here we go, back into the furnace...

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Post by Saguaro123 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:46 am

That's a nice Pedio John. :) That's a great start for the growing season.

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Post by birdguy34 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:46 am

That's a beauty!
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Post by CoronaCactus » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:23 am

That's a cold hardy show plant for sure!
Great plant, John! 8)

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Post by John P Weiser » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:56 am

Thank you all for your kind comments. :D
It's at least a start to the season. I hope it will open multiple flowers in the next day or two. I will post them, as I do not have any others vying for my attention just yet. 8)
In the mean time,I will just satisfy my need for color, with non-cacti subjects. :wink:
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Post by hegar » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:19 am

Hello John,
I do like that combination of the soft pink and the bright yellow center of the blossom. That is a nice plant you've got there! :D

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Post by daiv » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:28 am

Yeah, that's swell John! I hope the others bloom too! They might have yellow flowers too.
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Post by John P Weiser » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:43 pm

Up dated shot of the Pediocactus simpsonii with multiple flowers open.

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Gymnocalycium sp? I tried three species this last winter. The other two met their maker. :( This one survived! :D

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Post by Andy_CT » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:28 pm

pretty cool that you got a gymno to survive the winter there, nice flower too. Don't think I'll be trying that anytime soon :wink:

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