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Oct 20, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Decided to take pics today of my cactus babies
This one had a long dried out stem about 22 inches tall, I did surgery on it, now it is 5 inches, still no roots but I'm hoping!
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This is a pot of mixed cactus
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New baby popping out and it looks like I'll get more soon!
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Individual plants
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They are all suddenly looking really healthy and nice!
I tip my hat to you.
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Oct 20, 2017 5:09 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
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You're a good cacti and succulent daddy, Greg!
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Oct 20, 2017 5:23 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
Thanks Karen, again, I really have to remember to not over water! They seem happy right now and thats exciting! I've had a couple for several years now and that's exciting too! Thumbs up
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Oct 20, 2017 5:27 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
It takes real restraint not to over water. I killed so much in the early days, but now have finally learned.
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Oct 20, 2017 5:34 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Feels like such a success huh!
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Oct 20, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
Absolutely!
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Oct 20, 2017 7:02 PM CST
Name: Lucille
Texas
gg5 said:
They are all suddenly looking really healthy and nice!
They do look healthy and great and those little babies are so cute!
Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que l' esprits prepares. Louis Pasteur
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Oct 20, 2017 7:40 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
Thanks Lucille! Thumbs up
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Oct 20, 2017 9:03 PM CST
Name: Benessa
Arkansas (Zone 6b)
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Such a variety and they look great!
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Oct 20, 2017 9:46 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
Thanks Benessa and Welcome! to NGA it is a great place to learn and share info and of course pics
Cheers
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Oct 21, 2017 3:04 PM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Orchids Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mexico Sedums Tropicals
Nice growing, Greg, and in Washington; too.
For me, succulents have been the calculus of plant culture. After becoming less dangerous with succulents, the ones who survived are looking pretty good. But I am not ready for cacti. It would be inhumane.
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Oct 21, 2017 3:56 PM CST
Name: Lucille
Texas
lauriebasler said:inhumane.

Right about now a lot of places including Walmart are putting lots of plants on their sale table to clear space for Christmas stuff. I hate to think of what happens to them if they are not sold, but I suspect they would not be celebrating Thanksgiving.
Why not rescue a little cactus or two off the sale table, and even if they have to hang on while you are negotiating a learning curve, at least they are not in the trash compacter.
Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que l' esprits prepares. Louis Pasteur
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Oct 21, 2017 5:56 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Laurie it is a learning curve, fast draining soil is a must!
I agree with Lucille experimenting using cheap plants that are less important to you can be good... Repotting as soon as you get them home is mandatory! Keeping the pot near the same size but replacing the soil will help. Once our temperatures go into the 40s I water only a little bit every two or three weeks...i have most of mine in my windowsills
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Oct 21, 2017 9:02 PM CST
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
Bookworm Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Plays in the sandbox Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
Winter Sowing
Wow Greg- I had no idea what you are up to down there in the city, I thought you were just working on the yard and streambank!
So impressive.
I do have to share with you- my first thought when seeing the decorative orange burlap pot wrap in that photo was- "Greg has to knit sweaters for his cacti because it is so cold and gloomy and rainy here now!"
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Oct 22, 2017 11:36 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
Pistil said:"Greg has to knit sweaters for his cacti because it is so cold and gloomy and rainy here now!"

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Good idea! I crochet so that could happen
Hilarious!
Thank you Mary, it has been good figuring out how to grow
these plants!
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