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Maggi Young

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Re: Other Alpine Cacti
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008, 07:53:07 AM »
Extraordinary how these little guys are flowering so soon after being covered in so much snow.... how many of us thought of cactus as snow-melt plants, eh? !!! ;)

In the first pic of the Oreostachys, is that an Ephedra in the background?
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Re: Other Alpine Cacti
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2008, 02:27:44 PM »
Yes, Maggi, it is Ephedra minima, which I have kept just to see it grow up finally and give me some of those wonderful red berries (which happened last year for the first time)---but it is way too aggressive and needs to come out of this bed before it eats up all my baby cacti...
so many species....so little time

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Re: Other Alpine Cacti
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2008, 10:04:58 PM »
My hardy Echinocereus-cactii enjoy the hot weather we now have in Southern Germany with
33C today. For most of the other alpines this means pure stress in spite of shading and thorough
watering.Some losses cannot be avoided,hope,that there will not be too many.

Echinocereus viridiflorus
 Echinocereus chloranthus
 Echinocereus reichenbachii v.albispinus
 Echinocereus coccineus v.roemeri
 Echinocereus polyacanthus
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Re: Other Alpine Cacti
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2008, 08:08:39 PM »
Rudi, lovely little cactus... especially the first green flowered and the last flower... such a different shape, isn't it?
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Re: Other Alpine Cacti
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2008, 01:51:14 PM »
Maggi,there are so many colours and forms among the cactii;collecting them can become the same
passion like Alpines,bulbs and other plants.
I must confess,that my main passion (madness) are still all the rockgarden plants.
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Re: Other Alpine Cacti
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2008, 12:26:23 PM »
Rudi, here is my Echinocereus viridiflorus starting to bloom in the garden today. And a second clone is just slightly different.
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Re: Other Alpine Cacti
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2008, 02:06:40 AM »
And today the clumping Escobaria leei and E. organensis started.
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