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Oct 25, 2013 1:55 AM CST
|I got these from a2b1c3 and Cinta and decided to add some semps and a sedum...|
Thought I'd update ya'll on your plants Thanks again for giving them to me! First time I've been succesful with cactus!
Oct 25, 2013 10:39 AM CST
Looks good. But as for me, I like my potted all the same or in each there own pots. Next year they will grow at different rates and you may have to rearrange them. But I must admit I do like it.
Oct 25, 2013 12:19 PM CST
| Next year they will grow at different rates and you may have to rearrange them and with the prickly pear that will be super fun |
looking good tho
Oct 25, 2013 12:38 PM CST
|Hi, I'm fairly new to this forum. Hope you all don't mind a newbie popping in here. I Have a couple of Epiphyllum, and several succulents, Jade, Anacampseros, Echeveria, etc.|
But I just felt the need to pop in and say @gg5, I love your containers! Especially the second one with that beautiful rock!
The prickly pear will be fun! They are looking good!
Nice to meet you all!
Oct 25, 2013 1:04 PM CST
| @terrafirma we all are welcome here! That's one reason why I like ATP!! Thanks all - I've had that blue rock for years and haven't known quite what to do with it, so I was pleased with this outcome!!! |
Mark and Carebear, yes I'm not really familiar with cactus so its all an experiment! I may just keep plucking off pads to keep these within a certain size! I'm hoping that they will play well with the webby semps and that the webbies get huge clumps quickly!
Oct 25, 2013 4:21 PM CST
| Tara, |
You bring your wisdom to our forum with ours and we are all enriched.
My wife loves to combine stuff in pots and in a few years she ask me what am I going to do to correct it. And I just say, it is more beautiful each year. (smart).
Oct 25, 2013 4:24 PM CST
Oct 25, 2013 4:26 PM CST
|Yes Stush, that sounds like the correct answer! It also for me depends on if I'm growing the plant to have a specimen - then I would keep it separate so I can keep track of what it is. Otherwise I go for balance and "charm" with my pots! Diversity of color, size and shape makes it more interesting to me. |
Oct 25, 2013 6:15 PM CST
|Nice Greg,. I am like you I love mixed pots. I cannot imagine bringing in 100s pots every winter because I have hundreds of plants. |
I do not know about the other cactus but the one I sent if you break any pads break the old because it seems to grow a pad one year and bloom on that pad the next year. So cutting the pad that has bloomed will help you have blooms each year.
Oct 25, 2013 6:56 PM CST
|Just wait till you get them in your near future new hypertufa creations Greg! They already look great!|
Oct 25, 2013 6:57 PM CST
|Alright thanks Cinta, I will remember that! |
Oct 25, 2013 6:57 PM CST
|David - you may be right! |
Nov 6, 2013 11:08 AM CST
|Just saw this thread..lovely container Greg! Love the combination, but I am wary mixing in the cacti with your semps, from what I have experienced with my cacti, it prefers to be on really much drier conditions especially in winter. Semps and sedum seems more able to take in some wet winter conditions. But if you are going to bring them indoors and under grow lights, it may work. So just watch the base of your cacti well. I would put that cacti combo in a smaller container, it still looks too big, and will take much longer to dry out, may cause rotting on your cacti down the road. Cacti slow down growth during winter anyways, so pretty much doing nothing. They perk up again in late spring to summer. Cacti can take cold, but not wet and cold.|
Nov 6, 2013 12:17 PM CST
|Thanks Tarev...on last Saturday we had a horrible wind storm, these pots were on a mini greenhouse that I thought would be sheltered enough from the wind, but it was so gusty and blowing in all directions that it took down both of my mini greenhouses - all plants and pots toppled, broken and whirled around in my yard So, I guess I'll take your's and other's advice and move the cacti to their own pots. And do some other combo for the semps. Meanwhile, I haven't been able to do much besides lift the plants off the ground and wait until I can get some more pots (tomorrow) My brother said he'll help me come up with a way to anchor the greenhouses in...the sad part is everything looked so great before the wind!!! |
I know it'll all come back, since things were so healthy looking!
Nov 6, 2013 12:56 PM CST
| I'm so sorry to hear about your plants. The wind was really crazy. |
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Nov 6, 2013 12:57 PM CST
|Greg, what a shame! Just when you think you've done everything you can to protect them…Mother Nature has a way of wiggling her finger at you, saying…no,no,no! So sorry to hear this.|
Nov 6, 2013 1:02 PM CST
|I had similar wind storm down here last 27Oct ugh! Really lifted some of my containers too!|
Incidentally, our weather news here shows your area will have nasty winter storm tomorrow..so move your plants indoors if you can! We will have the tail end by next week I think. So good luck!
Nov 6, 2013 1:17 PM CST
|Thanks guys. Like I always say Thank goodness it's not food crops or anything that I'm relying on for income. Is just sad to see my babies in this very temporary state |
Nov 6, 2013 3:37 PM CST
|What a bummer Greg. Your plants will return but if your pots are broken, thats harder to take. Sorry to hear about this and hope your brother is able to come over and help soon.|
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Nov 6, 2013 4:04 PM CST
|Thanks Chris, yes he is coming over early next week (we're not supposed to have the high winds that we had last Sat anytime soon!) |