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Oct 16, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Alluaudia

Madagascar's equivalent of the New World ocotillo.

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Original photo here.

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A taller plant later in the season for comparison

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And closer shots of the leaves and spines

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Last shot is what it looks like today. The green spines are rubbery soft when they are brand new.
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Oct 16, 2017 6:12 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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oh wow! cool
can we see it upright too please?
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Oct 16, 2017 7:20 PM CST
Zone 5
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That is an "awesome" super-duper banner, Baja! Love it. Who says everything has to be a vertical read.
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Oct 16, 2017 7:32 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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What a cool banner! Thought it was a fossil at first! Smiling
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Oct 16, 2017 7:53 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Thanks for more pics!
that is a neato plant Thumbs up
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Oct 16, 2017 7:57 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Thank you for the kind words. Smiling The brick was already cutting at an angle so it didn't end up looking too "wrong" to me.

Here are a couple of pictures of these Dr. Seuss-ish plants when they grow up. Weird stuff. Big Grin

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Oct 16, 2017 8:58 PM CST
Name: Liz Shaw
Gilbert, AZ (Sunset Zone 13) (Zone 9a)
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Beautiful shot!
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Oct 17, 2017 4:54 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Ouch! Whistling

Nice banner Baja! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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Oct 17, 2017 7:11 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Fun banner, Baja! Green Grin!

For a split-second, I thought it was a plastic mascara applicator! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 17, 2017 8:29 AM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Ouch! Smiling
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Oct 17, 2017 8:45 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Love that shot!
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Oct 17, 2017 11:09 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Wonderful photo.
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