Posts tagged succulent

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Gymnocalycium saglionis / Giant chin cactus

There is only one way to clean up weeds and dried fruits on this big boy: tweezers.

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The Opuntia engelmannii has more than recovered last year’s growth after the rough winter - and it is still putting on new pads.

The Opuntia engelmannii has more than recovered last year’s growth after the rough winter - and it is still putting on new pads.

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I finally put the anniversary planter together. For our fourth anniversary, Jeff picked up an awesome handmade planter designed by www.mikecone.com that we found at Redenta’s in Arlington. Next, he picked up four gift cards from some of my favorite nurseries: Redenta’s, Grow it!, Chambers, and The Plant Shed.

Needless to say I was surprised - because usually I get scowls when I bring a new plant home! Anyways, his plan was to put together a planter using purchases from all the different nurseries. Well, we made it to two of them before the planter was full!

Here is the finished result: a mixture of various Crypanthus species with Stapelia and Kalanchoe. Pretty lush, right?

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Now the Chelinidea vittiger have attacked my Santa Fe cholla, Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus. This is now all out war. I’m sorry nature, but I’m getting non-organic on these evil pests!

Now the Chelinidea vittiger have attacked my Santa Fe cholla, Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus. This is now all out war. I’m sorry nature, but I’m getting non-organic on these evil pests!

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Echinocactus Texensis (foreground) with Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus

Echinocactus Texensis (foreground) with Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus

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Panorama / Evening shadows

Panorama / Evening shadows

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Crassula ovata minima / thick as thieves

Crassula ovata minima / thick as thieves

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Parodia leninghausii / Golden ball cactus

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Parodia magnifica / Balloon cactus

The crepe myrtle is littering blooms upon everything below it, and this Parodia bloom was difficult to spot last evening. Today, though, it is unmistakeable.

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The Sedum morganianum was getting awfully leggy, so I wrapped it up into a nice mound - let’s see what results.

The Sedum morganianum was getting awfully leggy, so I wrapped it up into a nice mound - let’s see what results.

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Rhipsalis ewaldiana / evening glow

Rhipsalis ewaldiana / evening glow

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Aloe, Schlumbergera, and Sedum

Aloe, Schlumbergera, and Sedum

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6/3/14 —- 8/18/14

Another update for you. In this planter: Mammillaria huitzilopochtli, Cactus NOID, Pachycereus marginatus, Cylindropuntia fulgida, Mammillaria picta, and Trichocereus grandiflorus.

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randomc, this is the cutting you sent me last spring!

randomc, this is the cutting you sent me last spring!

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Yucca pendula / tasty blooms

Yucca pendula / tasty blooms