Tag Archives: Cactus

Foliage Followup – April 2011

It’s still early spring here in Ontario so there’s lots of new things sprouting all the time, the reliable favourites and new plants you’re happy to see come back. All of the plants in this post were just newly planted … Continue reading

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Foliage Followup, February 2011

My first Foliage Followup a year after my first Bloom Day. We’ve been having some warmer temperatures (I was outside shooting these in flip-flops and a T-shirt – jumping the gun a little bit but I lived) and I can … Continue reading

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Pretty picture – Echinocactus grusonii (Golden Barrel) backlit my some new tech

Echinocactus grusonii I just got an SB-600 flash for my camera – which is awesome because I can wirelessly use it off camera. To backlight things, for example. Things like my Golden Barrel Cactus. Orchid pictures will resume. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – December 2010

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for December 2010. Lets do this Wordless Wednesday style. Mammillaria prolifera Den. Christy Dawn Onc. Gold Dust Saintpaulia ‘Black Ace’

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More new plants – part 3

A few oddballs in this group like this interesting succulent: Faucaria tigrina I picked this one out for its spotting and long “teeth” – others were in slightly better condition but there was variation in the batch and this was … Continue reading

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A few things

NOID Red Rose I promised you pictures of my NOID Red Rose when it was open and putting on a good show and now it is. It’s even slightly fragrant, though beside my Hall’s honeysuckle and at only 2′ tall … Continue reading

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New Plant: Echinocactus horizonthalonius

Echinocactus horizonthalonius I had been considering buying this same species of cactus (for 7x the price in a 6″ pot) a few weeks back but am glad I waited because… Well, 7x cheaper is always a good thing! It is … Continue reading

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New cactus – Opuntia sp.

Opuntia sp. It looks like the supplier we get our hardy cactus from grows them from seed or something. We got two flats in sometime over the last two days and there was some big variation between the plants! A … Continue reading

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Wish list: Echinocactus horizonthalonius

I’m considering buying this Echinocactus horizonthalonius. It’s supposed to be one of the only (if not the only) Echinocactus that will bloom when small, young and in a pot. It must already be a few years old too from the … Continue reading

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Opuntia macrorhiza glochids & Rooted cutting

When I posted pictures of my Opuntia macrorhiza flowers the question of glochids came up (as always when Opuntia are being discussed). Opuntia macrorhiza, closeup. The answer is yes. It has a lot of glochids. While I was cleaning up … Continue reading

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