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Feb 21, 2012 10:35 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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I went to a cactus sale yesterday afternoon, spur of the moment, after much bargaining and haggling I made two big scores on some rare cactus, that I've been wanting for some time. These are not very big plants, the monstrose is about 12 inches, and the Azureus is just 6 inches, but I love their wonderful blue color. They are native to Brazil, and can be difficult to get.

Pilosocereus Azureus
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Pilosocereus pachycladus monstrose
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Feb 21, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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Love that second one, the shape is great. I can see where it got it's name. The color is fabulous too.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
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Feb 21, 2012 1:44 PM CST

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beautiful!
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Feb 21, 2012 2:11 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Oh my gosh ... love both of those, Alan ... but especially the top one. Green Grin! Thumbs up
I garden for the pollinators.
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Feb 23, 2012 2:59 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Wow, I have serious zone envy! Drooling Beautiful!
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Feb 23, 2012 10:50 AM CST
Name: 'CareBear'

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Chris, welcome to my world. I'm in zone 6. I can't imagine what to do in zone 4. Even a green house would be expensive to operate. I guess we just fill up our window space.
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Feb 23, 2012 10:59 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Southwest Gardening Plumerias Organic Gardener
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Stush, move to a different zone is the solution ;)
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Feb 23, 2012 11:03 AM CST
Name: 'CareBear'

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Alan,
Any places for sale in your area? Some place close so I can sneak in at night and take some samples. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Feb 23, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Southwest Gardening Plumerias Organic Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Butterflies Bulbs Charter ATP Member Container Gardener
Arizona, as you know was the hardest hit by this recession. There are more homes than you can possibly imagine, and at awesome prices.

http://www.realtor.com/realest...
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Feb 23, 2012 11:11 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Stush, my dad is in the process of building me another plant stand so I can get more succulents in the house! Hurray! Hurray!
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Feb 23, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Name: 'CareBear'

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Alan,
I was down Clearwater Florida this past November. (where the cactus seeds came form) and there are places going for as little as $500 nicely furnished. The lease on the lot is $5000 a year. Still very affordable for us. That includs the club house with heated pool. I would love to live there as my friend does but not when the grandkids are all up here in the frozen north. They live there 6 to 8 months a year then return here in summer. Nice. They invite us every year to come down for a week or so.
Stush
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