Posts tagged cholla

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Opuntia whipplei 'Snow Leopard' / Timberline Gardens, Arvada, Colorado
The shimmering, silvery-white, dense spines of this cholla are exceptionally beautiful.  In June, it is covered in yellow blooms. It can grow up to 36” high by 60” wide. Zone 5. It comes from Don Campbell in Grand Junction, CO.

Opuntia whipplei 'Snow Leopard' / Timberline Gardens, Arvada, Colorado

The shimmering, silvery-white, dense spines of this cholla are exceptionally beautiful.  In June, it is covered in yellow blooms. It can grow up to 36” high by 60” wide. Zone 5. It comes from Don Campbell in Grand Junction, CO.

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Dryland Mesa / Denver Botanic Gardens

Dryland Mesa / Denver Botanic Gardens

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The Santa Fe cholla, Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus, is beginning it’s second round of growth for the season. Before long, I will begin needing to trim it back.

The Santa Fe cholla, Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus, is beginning it’s second round of growth for the season. Before long, I will begin needing to trim it back.

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Park / Morrison, Colorado

Opuntia and Cylindropuntia

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Cylindropuntia whipplei / new growth

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Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus / Santa Fe cholla

Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus / Santa Fe cholla

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Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus / Santa Fe Cholla

Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus / Santa Fe Cholla

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The Santa Fe cholla, Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus, is primed and ready for spring growth!

The Santa Fe cholla, Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus, is primed and ready for spring growth!

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botanicality:

When shipping to South Dakota, a 72-hr heat pack is required - even with air plants!

Looking for the most affordable source(s) of cholla (2-3 inch diameter) and med/large air plants. Msg me.

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Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus and Opuntia basilaris ‘Baby Rita’ / Cleon 2013

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More shots of Cleon 2013

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cactguy:

botanicality:

How about a little geometry?

Cactguy orders 4 segments of cholla that measure 12 inches each with a diameter of 2 inches.  He plans to make 2 regular octagons from the segments.

He suggested to cut each segment into four 3 inch pieces and then angling them so that the vertices on the outside miter measure 65 degrees each, but this method will waste a chunk of the segment on every piece.

What should he do to maximize the size of the regular octagons and the amount of the given material used?

Any up for a geometry story problem?

This just in: my Facebook thread on this is up to 52 comments …

cactguy:

botanicality:

How about a little geometry?

Cactguy orders 4 segments of cholla that measure 12 inches each with a diameter of 2 inches. He plans to make 2 regular octagons from the segments.

He suggested to cut each segment into four 3 inch pieces and then angling them so that the vertices on the outside miter measure 65 degrees each, but this method will waste a chunk of the segment on every piece.

What should he do to maximize the size of the regular octagons and the amount of the given material used?

Any up for a geometry story problem?

This just in: my Facebook thread on this is up to 52 comments …

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botanicality:

How about a little geometry?

Cactguy orders 4 segments of cholla that measure 12 inches each with a diameter of 2 inches.  He plans to make 2 regular octagons from the segments.

He suggested to cut each segment into four 3 inch pieces and then angling them so that the vertices on the outside miter measure 65 degrees each, but this method will waste a chunk of the segment on every piece.

What should he do to maximize the size of the regular octagons and the amount of the given material used?

Any up for a geometry story problem?

botanicality:

How about a little geometry?

Cactguy orders 4 segments of cholla that measure 12 inches each with a diameter of 2 inches. He plans to make 2 regular octagons from the segments.

He suggested to cut each segment into four 3 inch pieces and then angling them so that the vertices on the outside miter measure 65 degrees each, but this method will waste a chunk of the segment on every piece.

What should he do to maximize the size of the regular octagons and the amount of the given material used?

Any up for a geometry story problem?

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The Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus, Santa Fe cholla, put on an impressive amount of growth from the time I planted it in the ground in mid-May.  The problem is that the neighboring Hesperaloe parviflora all but hides it.  I’ll have to think about how to solve that problem.

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This area of the garden was getting to be quite overgrown - mostly due to the salvia and the crepe myrtle (which I trim twice a year).  So, I spruced up the crepe myrtle, raising the canopy again and cleaning out small branches that I don’t want growing, and I cut the salvia back more than 2/3 because it is always on the verge of getting out of control.  Once done, I place a few of the new cobbles that I picked up today - both Texas and New Mexico cobbles.