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Hello from Texas!

Postby sundanz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:20 pm

My name is Karin and I live in beautiful East Texas, where as of last month I started collecting Cacti and succulents. I now have 25 gorgeous plants, all different and some are really weird looking. They are all outside on a sunny table but when rain is forecast they go on a metal rack next to the wall under a roof overhang to stay dry. So far 2 have bloomed and all of them seem to be happy so far. My husband laughs because I talk to my plants! :lol: As soon as I figure out how to add photos I will post them. The latest weird looking plant is called a 'living rock' and I read they are difficult to raise. Well, mine is getting new leaves in the split section, is that normal? Anyway, I am happy to have found this forum, quite by accident I might add! Will post pics soon. I have pics on my IPhone but not on my computer.
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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby hoteidoc » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:45 am

Welcome Karin! Sounds like Lithops. Numerous active Texans to guide you thru questions & caveats! ](*,) -- and every environment & climate @ the planet. Great depth of experiences & experiences, & lots of sharing & caring! :D. Start planning for the new greenhouse and/or C & S wing to home :roll: If you're at 25 in 2 months, sounds like close to 100 by Christmas. Talking to plants -- Doesn't every one? They saved my "sanity"(what little there is) the past 2 winters!
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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby sundanz » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:55 am

Wow,Peter, 100 by Christmas? I think it's doable! LOL
As for the Greenhouse....yes. we already talked about it. When I'm away from home I worry about my cacti getting wet or scorched ( we're in Texas after all where the weather can change in a second). Geez, can you tell I'm a cactiholic already after only a month? Yes, 100 at Christmas is very possible indeed!:-)
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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby John C » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:14 am

Hello Karin! Welcome to the forums! Seems like we have been getting some more members from the great state of Texas recently! That's GREAT!

You found a good hobby, and a great forum! I wouldn't doubt the 100 plants estimate. :wink: The addiction spread quick!

Can't wait to see the pics!

-John from Fort Worth, Texas
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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby gemhunter178 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:45 am

Welcome!
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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby sundanz » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:50 pm

Tried to upload pics from my phone but it won't let me!:-(
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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby sundanz » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:44 pm

Pictures iphone 023.jpg
Pleiospilos nelii, split rock
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This is just one of my plants, split rock, Pleiospilos nelii. Will post more soon from my other computer. ](*,)
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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby Arjen » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:38 am

welcome karin! nice p. nelii!
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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby Tony » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:04 pm

Hello Karin, I sent you a PM.
Forget the dog...Beware of the plants!!!

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Re: Hello from Texas!

Postby daiv » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:41 am

Glad Tony revived this post because I had missed it somehow. A very belated welcome from me Karin!
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