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Oct 16, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Oreocereus

Oreocereus celsianus (Old Man of the Andes) and pollinator

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Full picture here:

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Oct 16, 2019 6:49 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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Beautiful! I'm always so impressed when I see the beautiful flowers that cacti produce.

And thank you for posting the full picture as well. Very, very nice!
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Oct 16, 2019 7:16 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Incredible banner Baja!
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Oct 16, 2019 8:24 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
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Beautiful banner Baja. Great capture of the bee with red pollen too.

Thank you for including your beautiful full size pic. Thumbs up
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Oct 16, 2019 9:06 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Amazing banner Baja! Love the red pollen in the bee's pollen sacs. Smiling
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Oct 17, 2019 4:35 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Great image, Baja. contrast of color & form. And besides just liking bees, they add
a way to gauge the size as well. Thumbs up

Do you have a pic of the whole plant?
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Oct 17, 2019 6:15 AM CST
Name: Stan
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BEE autiful banner, Baja! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Oct 17, 2019 6:33 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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Gorgeous! Thumbs up
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Oct 17, 2019 4:18 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
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What a fun and beautiful banner Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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Oct 17, 2019 4:30 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Thank you all for the kind words and the acorns. I do love the hair on this cactus, and I got lucky with the bee already loaded with pollen. It was determined to go about its business no matter how many shots I took. Smiling

Here is the whole plant:



Here is the fruit: (self-pollinated)



And here is the offspring (4 inch pot):

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Oct 18, 2019 1:46 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thanks for the extra pics, Baja. Thumbs up
Very special.
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