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Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby RichR » Wed May 02, 2012 10:39 pm

Beautiful, beautiful stuff!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:26 pm

Lots of action in the garden the past couple of weeks, including a few newbies for me!

First, the coolest Cholla - Cylindropuntia anteojoensis. Really love the soft yellow color of the blooms and the texture of the segments!
Cylindropuntia anteojoensis (2012-May04)A.JPG
Cylindropuntia anteojoensis (Chandler, AZ)
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My old reliable Leuchtenbergia princeps also started the summer off right.
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Leuchtenbergia princeps (Chandler, AZ)
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Then, my first ever Frailea bloomed - Frailea pseudopulcherrima. Hopefully, more Frailea's will follow!
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Frailea pseudopulcherrima (Chandler, AZ)
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A bloom from my recent aquisition, Turbinicarpus viereckii was a nice surprise!
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Turbinicarpus viereckii (Chandler, AZ)
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My Mammillaria spinossisima ssp. pilcayensis was a little late this year, but is always a treat.
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Mammillaria spinossisima ssp. pilcayensis (Chandler, AZ)
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And finally, my Carnegia started opening its flowers this week - LOTS more to come (banner year for blooms after zippo last year!).
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Carnegia gigantea (Chandler, AZ)
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby gemhunter178 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:28 pm

Nice flowers! Better late than never! =D>
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Sat May 05, 2012 11:14 pm

One more for the day: Cleistocactus tupizensis.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby cactushobbyman » Sat May 05, 2012 11:18 pm

How long did it take for the growth of you Mammillaria spinossisima ssp. pilcayensis? I kinda like that one.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Sat May 05, 2012 11:24 pm

Not really sure - I got it only a year or two ago from B&B Cactus in Tucson...it was on a $1 clearance rack, so I just couldn't pass it up!
It started out almost completely prostrate, but just in the last month, it perked up, went vertical, then started to bloom.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sun May 06, 2012 6:21 am

Tristian nice plants. I like the Cholla .. I have never heard of it? is it a Mexican one ?

Nice saguaro blooms, mine are just starting to get buds on them.. Mine are always behind.. :(
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Ralf » Sun May 06, 2012 9:46 am

So beautiful! Indeed it is by far the best time of the year!!
Is that Frailea free planted in your yard? It's amazing that it have open flowers.
I only obtain open flower with a special treatment. Very hot, very bright sunlight and a constant moisture.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby RichR » Sun May 06, 2012 2:34 pm

I always thought that saguaro flowers look good enough to eat, kind of like some yuccas. I wonder if they are edible?
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Sun May 06, 2012 3:57 pm

Ralf wrote:Is that Frailea free planted in your yard?


Yep - all my Frailea's are planted in-ground in a special area of the garden for small cacti. Hope the other species like that spot as much! :D
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Sun May 06, 2012 4:00 pm

Peterthecactusguy wrote:Tristian nice plants. I like the Cholla .. I have never heard of it? is it a Mexican one ?


Yeah - it is found only within the state of Coahuila near Cuatro Cienegas. Described only in 1976,
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Mon May 07, 2012 6:50 am

tristan, wow! great looking flowers! to be able to get your own saguaro in bloom is just mindblowing to me :shock:
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Mon May 07, 2012 10:00 am

Tristian thanks, it's probably pretty rare. I love cholla flowers tho.

btw thanks for the info :)

also an FYI cholla blooms are edible, I have never heard of saguaro blooms being too.
Many of the local populations relied on the saguaro for food and I dont remember the flower buds being edible, but they sure ate the cholla buds :)
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Tue May 08, 2012 4:48 am

The blooms keep on a comin' almost faster than I can walk around the yard with the camera!
Here are a few more from the last couple of days.

My first flowers on my Cylindropuntia californica ssp. rosarica
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Cylindropuntia californica ssp. rosarica (Chandler, AZ)
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A reliable Echinocereus stramineus decided this week was the week to bloom.
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Echinocereus stramineus (Chandler, AZ)
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My first flower of Gymnocalycium ragonesii also bloomed this week (tough getting a good pic of this one as it's in filtered shade).
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Gymnocalycium ragonesii (Chandler, AZ)
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And finally, my old Echinopsis that remained unidentified with certainty for over 10 years as it has refused flowering all that time FINALLY treated me with a single flower this year, confirming my suspected ID of Echinopsis huascha.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby peterb » Tue May 08, 2012 5:30 am

wow, that Cylindropuntia californica is awesome. I wonder where that one grows in habitat.

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