Contest 77 : Dicussion and related Pictures

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Jens wrote: I was hoping to keep the topic active by posting things regularly.
Sounds like a good strategy to me! :thumbright:
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Late to enter but not to share. :D
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They are beautiful aren´t they? Thanks for showing cactushobbyman

Here is another flowering dwarf
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That looks really well, slighly beneath ground level, Dries. Well grown !
2 more small plants from Taco-Town
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Jens! Is that Astro flower white or really really pale yellow?
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Depends on how you look at it Maja , in fact it is a very light yellow or very yellowish white.
Might be a hybrid - ? I´m not into Astrophytum very much.

Here is another picture of the same plant from a different day
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Hybrid or not; I like it. Image

It is a vwry beautiful plant.
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As I commented on my posted image, this was a really tough choice. My first problem was to look at all the candidates that I love dearly.

Not so simple a task but I was initially sure that is would be here somewhere
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Or surely, in this corner ...
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Liked this sequence a lot but since Dries selected the same plant, didn't want to duplicate
The view on 9/30/2012
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And again, on 10/2/2012 - gota love it!!
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The final analysis is that this entire group is full of my favorites. The winner changes daily!!

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Wow! Very nice Arios and other slow-growing plants!
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Such a fine collection Gene! It sure took some time to built it up, didn´t it?
And many of them are flowering out of the usual cycle - some earlier and some later then the usual cactus.
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Great photos so far everyone!

Wow, Gene! That is a GREAT collection you have there! =D> I think one or two of those plants would qualify for this months contest :wink:
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Good morning dear cacti friends,

hope it is ok that I show a few of my flowering plants of the last two days.

Mammillaria
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Turbinicarpus
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Wow K W ... your place looks as crowded as mine.

Great selection showing many plants that are very happy with your enviornment and culture.

[Jens commented] some are flowering out of their normal cycle

The images I attached cover a period of about 7 months. The A. all flower in Sep-Oct here. It is our hot period after the cool ocean influenced summer mnoths. I would be interested to compare flowering times with you but think that they really won't be that different.

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Great plants K.W.,!

@GeneS : Yes Ariocarpus flower in fall here too but it sometimes isn´t that sunny and /or hot in Oktober and especially November. It depends whereabouts in Europe the cacti are grown.
It makes a difference of several degrees from nort to south if you only look at Gemany.
I always have problems flowering Ariocarpus with the lack of heat in the late season being in the North of Germany.
But sometimes it works out in spite of the low light and temps.
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A.kotschoubeyanus usually is no problem though
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This also is the last Day for posting in this one (until Midnight Central Standart Time)
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