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Tonight was the annual battle of good (Neem oil) vs. Evil (Prickly Pear cactus bug, Chelinidea vittiger). This edition featured Opuntia engelmannii and Maihueniopsis darwinii taking the initial attack from the little varmints, but I hope the Neem oil reinforcements arrived soon enough to squash their plans of domination. As always in war, a few civilians got caught in the crossfire, but I tried to save as many as possible, like this mantid.

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Ferocactus hamatacanthus / Texas barrel cactus

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Gymno twins

Gymno twins

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Colonizers

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii / inflorescence, fruits, and offsets

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii / inflorescence, fruits, and offsets

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii / process

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii / process

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Stenocereus pruinosis / Grey ghost organ pipe cactus

The first new branch to emerge this year is coming in at a less-than-ideal locale.

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Mammillaria longimamma

As this plant continues to expand with new growth, some of the blooms are emerging in awkward locations which results in less than perfect inflorescences as pictured here.

Mammillaria longimamma

As this plant continues to expand with new growth, some of the blooms are emerging in awkward locations which results in less than perfect inflorescences as pictured here.

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Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’

Well, looks like last weekend’s bloom was the last of the year, as the second bud was aborted.

Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’

Well, looks like last weekend’s bloom was the last of the year, as the second bud was aborted.

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Morning panorama / 25.7.14

Morning panorama / 25.7.14

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Coryphantha hesteri

Coryphantha hesteri

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Finally have my State Fair of Texas photography competition entries ready and shipped!

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botanicality:

I spent the morning taking sample shots of quite a few new terrariums - all of these are a pretty nice size, too.  Check them all out here: BOTANICALITY.

Oh, and save 10% until August 15th with the code “loyal10” at checkout. I just made my 50th Etsy sale last week!

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Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’

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Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’ / inching closer

Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’ / inching closer