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Some from my Idaho desert garden.

Postby DesertZone » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:19 am

Some south central Idaho garden pics.

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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:22 am

neat garden,
Lotsa Opuntia flowers! :)

Looks nice, almost Arizona like :)
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Postby apacholek10 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:58 pm

pink, pink and more pink! I love them all!
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Postby Dmyerswny » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:04 pm

Them cacti are looking happy in Idaho! Are you feeding them potatoes or something?
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Postby daiv » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:46 pm

So nice! The huge patch of pink-flowering poly's is probably visible from space when it blooms! :o
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Postby Andy_CT » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:26 am

The basilaris clumps are quite a sight!!
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Postby DesertZone » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:58 am

Andy_CT wrote:The basilaris clumps are quite a sight!!


Thanks everyone! :D
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Postby John P Weiser » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:43 am

Love it all!!

What is the cactus in the second photo and what is the pink opuntia covered in bloom?
From the High Desert Steppe
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Postby DesertZone » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:35 pm

John P Weiser wrote:What is the cactus in the second photo and what is the pink opuntia covered in bloom?


The secound photo is coryphantha vivipara. I have three of them that have formed big clumps.
The first opuntia pic is polyacantha, and the other with 3 cactus patches are all o. basilaris. :)
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Postby CoronaCactus » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:32 am

Beautiful garden!
Those O. basilaris clumps are really awesome.
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Postby John P Weiser » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:01 pm

DesertZone
I thought they had to be E. vivpara they are very nice clusters! Do you know the origin of the clone. I like look of it! Spiny, low and clustering. I must say it is one of the nicest I've seen!
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Postby Harriet » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:20 pm

Very nice garden, I like it all, but I particularly like your trio of rusted metal planters. Is that agave in them, or something else?
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Postby Tony » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:21 pm

Great garden! 8)
I really like the escobaria clumps.
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Postby John C » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:23 pm

Beautiful garden!
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Postby DesertZone » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:22 am

John P Weiser wrote:DesertZone
I thought they had to be E. vivpara they are very nice clusters! Do you know the origin of the clone. I like look of it! Spiny, low and clustering. I must say it is one of the nicest I've seen!


Thanks :D
They are E. vivipara, I have just always called them coryphantha because of an older book. :) The big clusters are 14in wide and 11in tall. I bought them from a nursery, but later found out LaMar grew them. I think he said the seed came from a Vegas mountain plant but some must of hybrid with others from his yard. The seed starts easy, so if you want I could send some if they produce any from the big plants.
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