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Old 11-26-2013, 10:28 PM
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Default Hardy Cactus Gets A Workout

We got freezing rain and then followed by 2.5" of rain. I hope things go fine by them. These are mostly opuntias native to Oklahoma, NM, and TX, so inclement weather is the norm. It has been a wet winter, and our frost is early.

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Wow. Nice photos.
Interesting that you got freezing rain in Dripping, but we didn't here in Wimberley. I'm still reeling from the 14" here on Halloween night. So far so good in the cactus garden however.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:11 PM
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I wondered how that stream on the back of your property did during that deluge. I drove down "River Way (?)", a couple of days after and saw the tree branches 20' + up in the trees and the tributaries were a mess.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:16 PM
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Yes, it was pretty extreme along the river. River Road is the one you're thinking of.
I did actually lose a potted Echinopsis X from rot (not good enough drainage I suppose) but no other losses.
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We have had less rain but My O.basleris is grey with mildew and I am fighting athracnose in some A montanas. I have given up on A. utahensis completely.
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Very very cool photos! On a technical note...you used the html code instead of the BB code. Here's an image showing the icon (2) that you need to click on to get the BB code...




Out of curiosity...has anybody tried crossing a tender cactus with a hardy cactus?
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:23 PM
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Yes, I FUed. I know the difference, but was just sloppy.


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Yes, I FUed. I know the difference, but was just sloppy.
There's no need to add image tags to the code that flickr provides.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:31 AM
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Those cactus have to be saying(if they could talk)...we specifically did not evolve to deal with this one!

makes for some great pictures!
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Fabulous images. Have looked at them several time, gorgeous. I hope the plants were none worse for wear for the experience...
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:40 PM
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I just saw lots of nice big Echinopsis terscheckii & Neobuxbaumia polylopha for sale at Vivero Growers on 290. Too bad such nice plants are all doomed - at least in my opinion. I've tried both here, although smaller plants, with no luck in the waves of extreme cold.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:27 PM
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It is the wet this year that is getting me in trouble. I will have to check him out. I stopped by East Austin succulent and got three small A. ovatifolia "vanzie". They are a crenelated Tissue Culture form from Ranch Soldad TS program. I am being very philosophic and replacing dead with more that lived. The Xylonocantha did fine and so did the A xylonocantha "frostbite". A horrid ssp. perotensis did fine its first serious cold front. All my small A. parry have edema of sorts.It is the wet soil. They are alive but need new growth bad. My brand new A potrerana did spectacular.
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