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Postby peterb » Wed May 19, 2010 5:06 pm

The quote is from david Ferguson, not me. Take some photos of that Opuntia and post them, Tony, I'd be interested to learn more about California prickly pear.

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Postby Buck Hemenway » Wed May 19, 2010 7:10 pm

That will be an intersting experiment. There are more than 100 Luther Burbank hybrids in backyards here plus all of the collected species and the backyard hyrids from those.
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Postby Cereusly » Wed May 19, 2010 11:15 pm

More pictures of my Opuntia engelmannii
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More pictures of my Opuntia collection all growing in pots.
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Postby MildBill » Wed May 19, 2010 11:29 pm

HEllo Cereusly, I am wondering about those inverted cans on sticks. What are they for?
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Postby daiv » Wed May 19, 2010 11:30 pm

Didn't realize you had so many Opuntias. That's quite a variety.
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Thu May 20, 2010 12:20 am

Tony, you do have some nice Opuntia. and A wide variety at that. Those variegated ones are cool.
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Postby Cereusly » Thu May 20, 2010 12:41 am

Ptcg, This is the plant those Opuntia ficus-indica variegata 'Maverick' start/cutting were taken. Tony

Opuntia ficus-indica variegata 'Maverick'
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Postby Cereusly » Thu May 20, 2010 2:52 am

Ptcg, Look no further, you can have that cutting lying on the pot in the picture for the price of shipping. This Opuntia has no spines or glochids. Tony
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Postby peterb » Thu May 20, 2010 5:00 am

Tony, those are all the most amazing Opuntia engelmannii. (Not sure I see an engelmannii in the whole lot, but still....)

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Postby Cereusly » Thu May 20, 2010 5:09 am

peterb, I'm happy you're amazed and hope you enjoyed them. Tony
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Postby Cereusly » Thu May 20, 2010 5:15 am

MildBill, Those coffee cans on the sticks are/were used to start plants and seeds. I just punch a few hole in the bottom of the can for drainage. The rust is also an excellent source of iron. Tony
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Re: Opuntia engelmannii . . .

Postby FingerPrickinFun » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:51 am

That is one treacherous looking garden! Very cool.
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Re: Opuntia engelmannii . . .

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:18 am

btw as an aside the little single pad Tony sent me awhile ago has gained several pads in a pot. They aren't huge but it sure beats others in pots for size.
(save an O. ficus-indica that is awaiting transplantation. One like the first plant that Tony sent me which is label O. x vaseyi has grown a single pad this year.
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