Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Fall photos of Marks cactus beds

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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Oct 15, 2014 4:34 PM CST

I'm all ears! we will see how many of these last it into next spring !

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 15, 2014 5:15 PM CST
So lovely Mark! Hope they do survive! Same feeling I always have with my collection, fingers crossed!
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 15, 2014 5:47 PM CST
They're certainly impressive now!
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Cinta
Oct 15, 2014 8:20 PM CST
WOW you have a large collection. The Cactus will probably last and you know the Semperverium will do good.

I still have all mine outside because we are still in the 40s at night. When we get to the low 30s I will have to breakdown and bring in the tender stuff.
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Oct 16, 2014 8:40 AM CST
the san pedro survived last winter, boy was i surprised. It is more fun , in my humble opinion , to set them up to survive without plastic. and i am constantly surprised at just how well they seem to do. I know the semps will do fine, thats why i dont really care about them, same with the pricklys. Now if the little echVerias and graptos can survive that would be something. Some of the plants survive but dont seeem to regrow the following spring.


@dutchlady1 Thanks much , if i did not hack them up every spring i bet they would be huge by now...
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Cinta
Oct 16, 2014 10:16 AM CST
I could not believe the red cactus survived in my garden for a couple of years but I had good mild winters.

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 16, 2014 10:23 AM CST
I have to hide some echeverias during winter..but some likes being outdoors in winters..sometimes like spin a win Big Grin Rolling my eyes. I find graptoverias can tolerate our mild winters very well.
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Cinta
Oct 16, 2014 12:34 PM CST
Tarev are your temps close to San Francisco? I saw a lot of sucs that lasted their winters. My business trips took me there Jan-March.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 16, 2014 12:44 PM CST
Nope...we are more inland.
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Oct 16, 2014 7:31 PM CST
san fran has tree jades , blew my mind when we roadtrip'd down that way the first time. Although i do remember hearing about some hard freeze a few years ago killed a bunch ,


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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Oct 16, 2014 9:25 PM CST
Bay Area temps are at times 5 to 10 degrees cooler than our place. The marine influence there helps regulate temperatures so it is really fantastic for succulents.

During winter our area gets the valley inversion, so we get colder, but by summer time we get much hotter.

That is a lovely photo of a jade succulent Mark! Love it! Lovey dubby Jades do nicely on my side too. Survives very well our mild winters.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 21, 2014 9:05 AM CST
Mark they look great!! I tip my hat to you.
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Cinta
Oct 21, 2014 6:46 PM CST
My Jade plant had not bloomed when I was traveling so the first time I saw a jade flower was in San Francisco.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Oct 21, 2014 6:53 PM CST
I only got to see blooms from my jade one time..winter of 2011, and just on what branch. So far it has not repeated it. But it started the buds in Nov 2010, late fall that time.
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Cinta
Oct 22, 2014 10:33 PM CST
My Jade bloomed for the first time last winter. I have no idea what I did. It bloomed from Dec-Jan.

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