Growing in the Sierra Nevada "Rain Shadow "

Discuss hardy cacti grown outside all year.

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Postby hob » Fri May 15, 2009 10:30 am

mendel wrote: a bunch of stuffy brits.


i heard that :P :lol:

looking great John 8)
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Postby iann » Fri May 15, 2009 10:53 am

Yes it is remarkably "flowery" at the moment. I take it summer hasn't quite hit yet?
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Postby kevin63129 » Fri May 15, 2009 12:20 pm

Very nice garden.I would love to have yard like yours.
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Postby John P Weiser » Fri May 15, 2009 1:33 pm

mendel wrote:Geez man, what a show!! Are there any cacti in there? I guess well see in June...... :lol:

All jokes and BS aside, sweet stuff man, youve got quite an eye for plant placement


I wouldn't want to roll around in there your liable to get bit!! :shock:

Yes it is remarkably "flowery" at the moment. I take it summer hasn't quite hit yet?


No summer hasn't quite hit yet but we will get some heat this weekend. The early spring wild flowers have been in bloom for several weeks now and the summer flowers are getting ready to explode.

Very nice garden.I would love to have yard like yours.


Kevin you can do it!! :wink:
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Postby CoronaCactus » Fri May 15, 2009 3:53 pm

Nice!
I see lots of buds-a-brewin' 8)

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Postby John P Weiser » Sun May 17, 2009 5:52 pm

Enjoy the show I know, I am! :D


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Postby ihc6480 » Sun May 17, 2009 10:58 pm

I always enjoy your show :D Just wish I had a frontrow seat :wink: :lol:
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Postby CoronaCactus » Mon May 18, 2009 3:23 pm

Very much enjoying the show!
Keep em coming 8)

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Postby RayC » Mon May 18, 2009 6:01 pm

Very nice indeed

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Postby John P Weiser » Mon May 18, 2009 9:25 pm

ihc6480 wrote:I always enjoy your show :D Just wish I had a frontrow seat :wink: :lol:


Got an, up frount and center seat reserved for ya!! :wink: There's a rain check waiting, not that we'll ever ever have to worry about rain around here. :roll:
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Postby daiv » Tue May 19, 2009 4:59 pm

Good stuff John! I have details and will be in Minden for three days comming up. I'll send a PM and we'll figure out when I can get that front row seat!
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Postby John C » Thu May 21, 2009 12:25 am

Nice show! :D
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Postby Tony » Thu May 21, 2009 12:30 am

Oh man Daiv am I jealous!!!
John, What are the purple/blue ones in the second image? 8)
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Postby John P Weiser » Thu May 21, 2009 12:49 am

Tony those are Penstemon speciosus. They are native to the Sierra Nevada Range. That particular plant is one of my all time favorites. It is a high elevation form of the species and always puts up densely packed flower spikes. This species of Penstemon dos extremely well in dry summer sights. Seed can be had for the asking this fall. :wink:
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Postby mendel » Thu May 21, 2009 3:50 am

daiv wrote:Good stuff John! I have details and will be in Minden for three days comming up. I'll send a PM and we'll figure out when I can get that front row seat!


Do not forget your camera! We have certain expections of you, Daiv (in my best Moses voice), when you visit Johns garden. :lol:


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