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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 30, 2012 9:04 PM CST
This Cactus (Cereus repandus, commonly called Apple Cactus) was here when I bought the house seven months ago. I've never liked thorny plants and contemplated yanking this thing from the garden. I had a friend who thought they wanted it but changed there mind ... now it's kind of growing on me so I guess it will stay for awhile. It's a nocturnal bloomer and the flowers only last one night ... fragrance is nice!



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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 30, 2012 9:22 PM CST
That's one lovely cacti! Hey, if you decide to yank it later on, I am willing to adopt a portion of it.. Green Grin!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 2, 2012 7:35 AM CST
One of the neighbor's said she would take the cactus if we decide to get rid of it ... I was hoping she'd offer to have her yard guys dig it up. It's currently growing right alongside the walkway at the front of the house and I'd like to have that flower bed cleared for non-thorny plants, so my husband is considering transplanting it to the far side of the house.

The former owner of this house put medium to large size river rocks in all of the flower beds. I had hoped it would only be on top of the soil so that I could easily shovel them up and get rid of them, but while digging to plant annuals and perennials this spring I found there's a 12-14 inch layer of the river rock beneath the soil which makes it difficult for an older gardener like me. I'm used to the sandy soil here in my area and mulch for me has always been wood chips, grass clippings and leaves which sure makes gardening a lot easier than having soil filled with 3 and 4 inch rocks! Shortly after moving in I tried digging around the base of the cactus to see if I could get it out but I couldn't make a dent in those rocks! I love rocks ... especially rock walls, and giant rocks for landscape decoration ... but not layers of rocks in the garden soil that make it so difficult for planting anything!


If we do get around to cleaning out that flower bed, the cactus will most likely be chopped into sections and I will give them to whoever wants them.
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