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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 1, 2013
9:09 PM

Post #9504907

Sulcorebutia arenacea
Frithia pulchra

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helenchild
Decatur, GA

May 2, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9505085

Nice flowers perkoschilefarm!
Little_things
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
(Zone 10a)

May 4, 2013
8:36 PM

Post #9508526

Lovely - congrats

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2013
10:01 AM

Post #9509039

Very pretty!
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 6, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9511038

Thanks all!
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 17, 2013
6:38 PM

Post #9524331

Cylindropuntia imbricata

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 18, 2013
5:21 AM

Post #9524662

Georgeous
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 18, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9524984

Echinopsis hammerschmidii

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 19, 2013
7:47 PM

Post #9526509

Rebutia albipilosa
Mammillaria boscana

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 19, 2013
8:06 PM

Post #9526538

That cholla looks familiar (; How are you doing?
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 19, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9526542

The cholla is really growing well each year and all thanks to you giving me the starts. It's all well with me as I share in the other post.
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 21, 2013
1:43 PM

Post #9528638

O. humifusa

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 21, 2013
1:50 PM

Post #9528645

M. zeilmanniana

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zone10

zone10
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 21, 2013
4:43 PM

Post #9528853

Wow Perko, you sure have a lot going on in your garden! Beautiful flowers and nice healthy plants too!
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 21, 2013
7:47 PM

Post #9529105

I try.
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 22, 2013
2:34 PM

Post #9530141

M. celsiana
M. spinosissima

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 22, 2013
2:39 PM

Post #9530152

Just a duplicate shot of the R. albipilosa between Dionaea muscipula Burbank's Best and Gremlin.

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

May 26, 2013
7:45 AM

Post #9534424

Mediolobivia Coloratus

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9534458

Love the Mediolobivia especially!
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 9, 2013
1:27 PM

Post #9552424

P. buiningii

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 15, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9560120

Echinobivia Rainbow Bursts

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helenchild
Decatur, GA

June 15, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9560154

Beautiful plants, flowers and photographs perko! I am totally impressed.
Helen

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2013
3:53 PM

Post #9560198

It looks like there is a little scorpion on the petal of the red Echinoblivia on lower left.
helenchild
Decatur, GA

June 16, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9560688

Yes it does Nancy!
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 19, 2013
12:14 PM

Post #9565130

It's a little crab spider for all concerned.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2013
12:54 PM

Post #9565159

Okay, that's better!
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 13, 2013
8:15 PM

Post #9598038

Parodia microsperma
parodia magnifica

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2013
8:41 AM

Post #9598436

I have both of these plants but mine are not blooming--darn it!
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 14, 2013
10:41 AM

Post #9598570

Sorry to hear that.
Little_things
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
(Zone 10a)

July 23, 2013
12:59 AM

Post #9609101

Lovely parodia's.
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 23, 2013
10:01 AM

Post #9609481

Thanks

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2013
10:19 AM

Post #9609506

I was wrong. Today one of my Parodia microsperma is blooming! I almost missed it! Luckily they open more than one day even in this heat!

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 25, 2013
6:41 PM

Post #9612004

Lookin good
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 25, 2013
6:48 PM

Post #9612010

Gymnocalycium friedrichii

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smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

July 25, 2013
6:49 PM

Post #9612012

Nice!

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2013
5:25 PM

Post #9613763

My Echinopsis 'Dutchman's Gold' is blooming again.

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mcvansoest
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 27, 2013
5:56 PM

Post #9613804

The rain helped some of my echinopsi to bloom too. E. x 'Yes!', E. x 'Roxanna', E. huasha 1, and E. huasha 2.
The plant in the last picture - E. huasha 2 - is the mother plant of the plant in the 3rd picture - E. huasha 1 - I have no idea why the flowers on the mother plant are so pale, when I got the plant the flowers were a nice shade of red, but the last 2-3 years of so the flowers have been looking like that, I treat both plants the same, same water, same fertilizer, the mother plant gets sun till about 1 PM from early morning on, while the other plants gets sun later in the morning, but also is in the sun a few hours longer, so in terms of sun hours they are about the same also.

Nancy, since I am actually a Dutchman, and I do not yet have the E. x 'Dutchman's Gold' I was wondering if you'd be interested in trading a cutting of that Dutchman's Gold plant, which is beautiful. I have a well rooted small cutting of the E. x 'Roxanna' and I have several of the E. x 'Yes!'. I have many other Echinopsis some of which are prolific puppers. If you do d-mail me, otherwise I will have to go find my gold somewhere else ;-)

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helenchild
Decatur, GA

July 29, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9615035

Nice show mcvansoest. Quite something.

smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2013
4:12 PM

Post #9617731

Nice! mcvansoest', Nancy.
E. "Apricot Glow" nearly closed up by the time I got home. And E. "Fuzzy Navel".

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9618141

Well, a few more Echinopsis.

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mcvansoest
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 3, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9620373

Very nice echinopsis flowers. Mine have gone quiet after that short post rain burst of nice flowers. Got some other things still going or just starting:
1. Gymnocalycium baldianum; 2. Opuntia quitensis; 3 and 4. Ferocactus cylindraceus flower and buds.

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2013
6:38 PM

Post #9620661

1.Matucana madisoniorum 1st blooms ever. I love this plant
2. Gymnocalyciuma riojense. Love the color of the blooms in pale pink and the plant is very bluish. Lovely!
3. My Gymnocalycium baldianum. Love this plant too. Blooms a lot every year.

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 6, 2013
9:11 AM

Post #9623019

All looking great folks.

smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2013
2:23 AM

Post #9625583

Booming this morning. Epi. hookerii and Echinopsis "June Noon"

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 9, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9626086

G. friedrichii
For some reason only opened partially on my other plant.

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smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2013
5:51 PM

Post #9626211

Here is another picture of the E. "June Noon". I had my DW take it for me in the daylight. And this is what I see nearly every day, perkoschilefarm , because they are partially closed by the time I get home.

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 9, 2013
6:53 PM

Post #9626263

Yeah I understand that but I am home all the time and watch these every hour when I see buds. This one simply did not fully open but still got pollinated by flower bees.
mcvansoest
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 9, 2013
7:00 PM

Post #9626268

Hi perkoschilefarm, was it overcast today? I have noticed that some of the flowers on my Gymnos especially baldianum and friedrichii, which are in partial shade some times do exactly what you describe when they do not get their full allotment of sun during overcast or partially overcast days.

Attached a picture of my Harrisia pomanensis which looks like it will flower for the first time at some point in the next few days. It is a night bloomer so if I am not careful I might miss it. I did notice a second bud though, so I might get a second chance.

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 10, 2013
8:10 AM

Post #9626566

Definitely due to sun exposure and not getting full sun all day due to greenhouse and trees.
mcvansoest
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 11, 2013
1:07 PM

Post #9627635

Well, I managed to catch the Harrisia flowering. The bloom clearly had some developmental issues, probably due to the turn from somewhat cooler humid monsoon weather to the hot (110F) dry weather of the last week, but still a pretty flower and something look forward to as the plant keeps growing.

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2013
1:38 PM

Post #9627660

Beautiful McV! Any time you can get one to bloom in this climate it is an accomplishment!
mcvansoest
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2013
10:47 PM

Post #9630200

Some blooms from the last few nights/days:
1. Senita - not the most spectacular flowers, and really only open at night so a bit of a challenge to photograph, but this Senita, which I bought unrooted a few years ago at a plant sale at the Desert Botanical Garden, flowers consistently throughout the hot summer months. It is starting to grow arms so probably needs to go in the ground soon. 2. Echinopsis x 'Bright Eye' a hybrid I just recently acquired that immediately showed its colors, very pretty. 3,4. Echinopsis x 'Light Yellow' beautiful subtle flowers, great smell as well. 5. Echinopsis x 'Los Angeles', a pretty consistent bloomer for me usually in the spring, but on occasion also in the summer months.
The flowers on all Echinopsi did not last more than a few hours into the next morning - it would seem the monsoon has taken a break and we are back in single digit humidity with 110+F for highs, not much fun. Had a couple of others that bloomed: E. oxygona 'Pink' and E. x 'Roxanna', but the flowers on the former never really fully opened, while of the latter there already is a picture of an earlier bloom on this thread. The flowers on E. x 'Light Yellow', 'Los Angeles', and Oxygona 'Pink' were much smaller than usual, possibly due to the heat?
I tried to cross pollinate, I think I was successful a few weeks back as I have a large fruit developing on the E. x 'Roxanna', will have to wait and see if I was successful this time.

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 15, 2013
6:56 PM

Post #9631927

Wait and ye shall receive...G. friedrichii

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9632566

McV: your Echinopsis are great looking to me. I just have such poor luck getting them to bloom now. Here's a photo of a plant from Aug. 12th. The flowers are small (heat I'm sure!). That doesn't bother me nearly as much as that they don't open up very much. These photos were early morning and as much as they ever opened. They smelled so pretty though! How much sun are yours getting?

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mcvansoest
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2013
10:34 PM

Post #9633067

The ones that did not open well (I had some E. huasha blooms not open much at all) definitely get more sun than the plants of which I posted the pictures. I just got the 'Bright Eye' and it came from Georgia so it is on a shelf in my little shade structure that is covered in 70% shade cloth, it is also not on the top shelf so it gets very little sun.
The only one that gets a significant amount of sun that has consistently had big, open flowers has been the E. 'Roxanna', and even that one gets only early morning and late afternoon/early evening sun.
I got a set of the Schick hybrids earlier in the summer and was told they like more shade than you would think and can do with some extra water and fertilizer, and they like to be up-potted often as they get big root systems, so I have been trying to give them a little extra shade and water, but was waiting with fertilizing till it cools down a bit.
I think I was successful in with the cross pollination again as I saw several fruits starting to develop on the plants that flowered...

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2013
7:59 AM

Post #9635027

Sounds like you have quite a few nice varieties. I'm finding myself just so frustrated when they set bud but don't open as they should or, even worse, when they have a nice big bud that never opens and eventually just falls off. I'd rather they didn't flower at all! Here's an Echinopsis 'Los Angeles' that, in the first picture, has set lots of buds. 2nd pictures shows how many have fallen off. This plant has not bloomed at all, not even in the spring because, by the time it sets the buds, it gets too hot here and they don't open. It is sitting on facing north and does not get too much sun, but maybe it needs even more shade. I find that with too much shade it doesn't set buds at all! Yikes!

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mcvansoest
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 20, 2013
7:59 PM

Post #9636752

Hi Nancy,

I know the problem you are talking about, it happens to me often enough too. I cannot say I know the answer to the problem. My two E. 'LA's have bloomed steadily ever since I got them. They are in pretty shady spots and only get sun at the end of the day for 2-3 hours depending on the time of the day. They are both in cramped pots and have been on the list of need to be repotted or put in the ground for a while now, just not very high on the list.
Echinopsi have become a bit of an obsession. I have 54 identified plants either true species or hybrids and another 10 or so unidentified hybrids. I have some of the really large growing ones like a 4.5 foot E. terscheckii that after a couple of years of getting adjusted to its new home after I got it bare root at the DBG plant sale has finally started growing, to some of the really small ball shaped ones that put out giant flowers, which used to not be counted under the umbrella of Echinopsis until recently.
Many of them have not yet bloomed (but I am not yet desperate as many are very recent acquisitions), and others have been putting out blooms every few months throughout the year.
Why? I have no clue, I am trying to be more generous with water, shade, and pot size and once we are not going up to 110 every day anymore will probably see about some light fertilization. Since the bloomers sit in pots right next to the non-bloomers it is hard to conclude that different growing or light conditions are to blame.
So a mystery.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 23, 2013
4:31 PM

Post #9639452

I have only about 10 Echinopsis of different varieties. Many are sitting next to each other and some bloom in the spring and some don't. I think many need to be potted up into larger pots. I will do that soon and hope they improve in the flowering department next year. I have fertilized in the spring and early summer, but that hasn't seemed to encourage them to bloom much. Of course, if they are just going to droop and never open properly, I'd rather they didn't bloom at all!

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