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Cactus flowers & (now)some palms

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These have been blooming for around a week.


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some chin music...

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This Claret cup is going to bloom this year- for the first time in a few years....
along with the Horse crippler to the left of it........


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Desert candles....


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more and more blooms every year :D
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Good stuff, thanks for sharing. 8)
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Love the cacti blooming, Jim!
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Hey Jim, you didnt go below 32F last night did you?

Also, Im jealous how far a long you are :shock:
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canadianplant wrote:Hey Jim, you didnt go below 32F last night did you?

Also, Im jealous how far a long you are :shock:

I think it was 42F last night...this spring has been strange...
lots of cold intrusions and below normal temps.

I may try and get some Castor bean plants in the ground today-
they will enjoy the forecast 80s to low 90s. :D


Here are some more pics-although not cactus...

Waggie

if you look close you can see some spear damage from the exceptionally cold March weather this year-



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Princeps Leia

New leaf coming out


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The palms leaves lace... Nice and fine!
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Going to be at least 3 new kinds of cactus flowers,some I have only seen bloom once before.....
one is Salmon colored and one blood red-don't even know what the other looks like.....


Should be the best cactus flower display so far!

Looking forward to seeing the Claret cup flower,I think it only bloomed once...maybe the first year.
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more cactus flowers gettin rett to pop!
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Nice shots, Jim! When did you move those Pachypodiums back outside?
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Cameron_z6a_N.S. wrote:Nice shots, Jim! When did you move those Pachypodiums back outside?



couple weeks ago I guess :toothy1:
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Some more cac flowers



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lots of buds!


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Claret cup...


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Outstanding pics, Jim.

Oh I wish my princeps were the size of yours. Wow :shock:

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lucky1 wrote:Outstanding pics, Jim.

Oh I wish my princeps were the size of yours. Wow :shock:

Barb

Thanks Barb

New leaf on Princeps opening up nicely with the warm weather...

I will keep the feed going...
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All your cactus look so healthy. 8)
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Thanks Aaron


The cactus really balloon up this time of year,pretty great combo of heat and moisture here.


I just did plant my Castor beans the other day....planting instructions for Castor beans....

dig hole,place plant in hole...water-STAND BACK.
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Heres a shot of one of the T.Princeps


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Some more cactus flowers..palms etc.

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lots of buds

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An Opuntia (Claude Arno) is staked to have rose colored flowers in June.

First time(about too) blooming here.

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Bamboo

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Thai giant is back

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Usually Castor beans are at least 1' by now,last year they were 3' by now!

Heres one

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B.Eriospatha

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E.Princeps

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T.Princeps


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Var.Arundo donax-Giant reed grass.

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D.Antarctica...on the 3 year recovery plan from one fall of 18F and 2 years of drought,this is a better year


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The Washy
I trimmed off all the blemished leaves of 2012-

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Hayes "stiffie"(FortxWag?) recovering from spear pull caused last fall....
you can see the center coming up with the dried Bordeaux fungicide on top.


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That A. americana is sexy :shock:

Which bamboo was shooting? They looked a bit rough earlier in the year, did all the culms on them re leaf?

Also, plz show the Sequoia!
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Jim, finally you posted the succulent "yard" pics! Thanks! Everything looks perfect! Mafreda plant, is it the maculosa? And the purplish plant, is it either phormium or cordiline?
Cacti are just wow!
Jesse, the sexy agave is A.parry I assume. And the left one is A.havardiana.
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Igor has it right-I didn't picture the A.Americana because it is ratty.
yes & yes on the Cordyline and Manfreda Maculosa
Thanks Igor


Jesse

The one pictured is P.Bisetti,the Black bamboo is sending up
new shoots too,it is regrowing some of the previous years shoots.

I will get a pic of the Sequoia...I had been wondering if the burnt orange
discoloring of winter would go,or regrow....the answer soon........here is a shot
of it coming out of winter.
you can also see the Black Bamboo to the right of the palm enclosure............

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igor.glukhovtsev wrote: Jesse, the sexy agave is A.parry I assume. And the left one is A.havardiana.
I ALWAYS do that with that damn agave!

Jim - I think for the most part lots of evergreen conifers will wind burn in a winter where they are borderline hardy. Your winter wasnt as nice as last. Im sure most of not all will recover in time.

Great to hear about the boos and cant wait to see then in a few weeks!
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Jesse

I was wondering whether the Sequoia would grow back some green
or whether it would change back to green...winter discoloration is
normal here and I thought the native cedar looked worse than the Sequoia.


Here it is May 19,2013


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It changed back :D


Heres that other(A.Parryi)agave......


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I counted 21 open blooms at one time :D

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The pedals on the Horse crippler flowers look like feathers.....


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Hey Jim did I ever tell you that your Trichocereus is a beauty? Your Sequoiadendron is getting so huge!
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TimMAz6 wrote:Hey Jim did I ever tell you that your Trichocereus is a beauty? Your Sequoiadendron is getting so huge!





No Tim :wink: I hope it really blast a good amount of growth,
I was poking at it the other day and it is very solidly rooted so,
we'll see...the Cereus Peruvianus looks about ready to pop on top and June
is about right for that!


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Wow :shock: I wonder how long term that thing is ......
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canadianplant wrote:Wow :shock: I wonder how long term that thing is ......





Basically no damage except a few little branches.

They guy who sells them said they just need to get some size to have enough sap to deal with the cold.

This one saw -18F under a rose cone and was untouched so they can handle cold.
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TimMAz6 wrote:Hey Jim did I ever tell you that your Trichocereus is a beauty? Your Sequoiadendron is getting so huge!



Tim

I believe the Sequoia starts the season at 7' 8"
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Your place is a good example of where they can try them for carbon sinks. Theyve cloned some of the oldest and biggest ones for that very reason

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... t/2102667/

Im very tempted to see how they do up here.... I think I already know the answer :(
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your zone 5 is so much ahead of my zone 5. I love your garden and pictures.

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Thanks Tavi

We had some warm days recently including one 91F day...
back to cool for a few days now...
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This guy started yesterday and ran through today but he's not tired.


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Love them desert jewels. 8)

My cactus are just thinking of blooming, I belive you are 2 weeks ahead. We are colder than normal, except the 2 days in the 90's. :D
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I don't know when I will be able growing the succulents! Every time reading Jim's and Aaron's posts feel jealous. Keep posting!
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Jim's and Aaron's
Those 2 fellows sure know how to grow 'em.
Good job as always guys.

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Jim, I love them.

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lucky1 wrote:
Jim's and Aaron's
Those 2 fellows sure know how to grow 'em.
Good job as always guys.

Barb
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Thanks you guys..........


Judging by the shape of the Gloriosa growth point,I would guess it will flower again this year :)
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Post by lucky1 »

Sequoia looks fabulous this year! :D

Good to see that great Washy!
Trunk has sure grown in diameter...wow.

Outstanding photography Jim.

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Thanks Barb

The house is for sale,hopefully if there is a new owner
they will continue to rent the 3 apt spaces....that is also why
I have not gone to wild with planting anything right now...

nothing last forever eeh? :)
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