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Cinta
Jun 23, 2013 12:57 PM CST
They have begun to bloom. I will have Cactus blooms now until July.

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 23, 2013 6:53 PM CST
Those are the most number of two toned blooms on cacti I've seen in one place, Cinta. We know what you will be enjoying all of Smiling July!
Name: Calin
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fixpix
Jun 25, 2013 1:07 AM CST
Wow. Love them. Especially the first one.
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Cinta
Jun 25, 2013 9:33 AM CST
Thank Bev, Calin. It was funny my daughter asked me who sent me all the new Cactus. She thought I added some this year. They tripled in size this year.

This is turning out to be a perfect garden. It is so hot and dry in this area weeds do not grow and if one thinks it can grow there when we do not have rain for a week and it is 80 degrees. The weeds turn brown and die. So I do not even have to weed this area.

I am going to add this Yucca Color guard to the area. What do you think?


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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Jun 25, 2013 11:09 AM CST
Yes! Hurray! I love the variegated amongst the monochromatic green ....
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 25, 2013 6:02 PM CST
Lovey dubby the cacti blooms Cinta!
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Stush2019
Jun 27, 2013 6:40 PM CST
Cinta,
They look beautiful. You sent me some non-yellow. I hope mine bloom next year like that. I now have double the amount you sent me. They do grow great in the heat. My camera started to mess up and I missed the peak of the large patch of yellow cactus above my yard. Mine look great this year. Last year for some reason I only got a few.
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Cinta
Jun 27, 2013 7:32 PM CST
Yes Stush, I thought since it was not the common yellow it would grow slower it is growing so much faster than my yellows. But this has been the largest amount of blooms I have ever had. It has to be all the heat we are experiencing.

I hope I sent you the right color but if not I can certainly spare some more for your garden. Rolling on the floor laughing

Someone promised me a red and pink hardy ones but I have not received them yet. I will have to move this garden if I keep collecting these different colors. Hilarious!
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MagerRooRHammer
Jun 28, 2013 5:15 PM CST
The peach-reds flowers are very cool indeed.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 29, 2013 6:01 PM CST
I agree
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Cinta
Jun 30, 2013 10:33 AM CST
I received some from another trade last year and I put them in the back. I was mowing an noticed something glowing in the back of the garden. This one is bright. I will move it to the front. See what future blooms look like if it is this bright in the shade it should really light up the garden with sun. It has purple highlights.

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jun 30, 2013 2:03 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jun 30, 2013 5:49 PM CST
Cinta,

Thank you for directing me over here! Does anyone know where these can be purchased? Thanks!
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Cinta
Jun 30, 2013 7:16 PM CST
Polly I am sending a couple pads out next week. I have enough to share. T-mail me. or If you still want to buy them I am doing a search because I want pink and white.

This is one of the places I found.

http://coldhardycactus.com/opuntia.php
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jul 1, 2013 6:55 PM CST
Thank you so much, Cinta.

I will probably purchase them in the spring, or if you want to sell me some then, or do a trade, I would be up for it. I need to get the area all ready, though, and it might not get done this year.

Thank you for the source info!
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Stush2019
Jul 2, 2013 2:17 PM CST
Polly,
I got some extra yellow pads I can share. Gladly I give as gladly many people gave me. I too will look at that site for some red or burgundy colors but we have hardy opuntia humifusa. Got to watch out for some other varieties.
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sheryl
Jul 2, 2013 5:24 PM CST
Funny .... I think this might be the same plant? I am amazed that yours are just now blooming; I took these photos on the first of May at our local botanical garden.

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Here are the blooms.

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Cinta
Jul 2, 2013 9:37 PM CST
Yes they look like the same bloom.

You have to remember I am in a colder climate. They just lost the foot of snow and ice off their heads in April. They do not sit up until late April beginning of May.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 4, 2013 8:45 AM CST
Cinta and Stush, can we trade in the spring? I have some neat sedums.
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Cinta
Jul 4, 2013 9:01 AM CST
PollyK said:Cinta and Stush, can we trade in the spring? I have some neat sedums.


Sure just T-mail me and I will send you some of all the colors. I do not need a trade.

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