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wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6626731

I get a little tired on editing my have list so I am going to start a new thread.
We came from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/918011/
I have getten 19 new cuttings but a couple where to replace a couple that I lost. Like American Sweetheart who is one that I am begining to wonder if I am meant to have. Third time is not a charm-the new cutting get broken when I was taken it out of the package. Oh well I have 2 pieces now.

AL BUSTAN, AMERICAN BEAUTY, AMERICAN SWEETHEART ,APACHE TRAIL,APACHE TEARS , AUGUSTES @,Black Satin(new), ALFRED DUNN,Bozo, CALISTO@ ,CADET@ , COOPERII, CAMPFIRE , CREME DE MENTHE@,CAVALALIER,
CHALLENGER@, ,CHINA LAKE, CONNIE JEANNIE@, CORAL DANCE,
CHUCK N' JERRY , Circus, Circus , CLOWN , CROWN PRINCE ,CUZCO, CYNTHIA@ , DESERT SUNRISE
DEUTSCHLAND , DR JOHN T COX,EDEN@@@ , EASTER BUNNY ,Easy To Love
Epi chrysoncardium EPI SOCIETY , EPI STRICTUM , EPI OXYPTALUM@@ ,
EUNICE POND,EVENING DELIGHT, EXOTIC GEM@, FALLING IN LOVE, FERRIS WHEEL,
FIESTA DE FLORES, FIREWORKS, FLAMINGO, FLIRTATION . FOUR STAR
FRENCH GOLD, Florence Reed Arnold, FRUHLING GOLD ,GEN ROBERT E LEE, GEORGE FRANCH,
GOLD BRAID,GOLDEN SILENCE , GRACE ANN, GUARD OF HONOR, Hawaii,
HEMOSISSIMUS@ , HIDDEN TREASURE , HOSTAGE HEART
HONEY DEW , Honey Dove, IMPERATER, IO's Fire, JERRY'S JUBILEE@ , JERSEY BEAUTY, JOVIAL
JUNE SALUTE , Just Beautiful,KATHERINE, KING MIDAS @ , King of Yellows, KINNELOA
LASSIE, LEMON ICICLES, LEONOTIS@LINDA DIANE@ , LOTUS QUEEN , LOVE IN BLOOM@, MARTINQUE,
MADAS RIBBONS , MAGIC CARPET, MAIDENS PRAYER@
MARSEILLAISE, MARGARET BOND PETHLEY@
MASADA , MAUI@ , MEDA@ ,MEXICO CITY
MILLION DOLLAR RED , Ming Dynasty, MISS AMERICA , MOLOCH@
MONETECITO , MORIAH , MOZART BALLET, MY DEAR
MY GOSH ,Myrah, NEON SMILE , NEVADA@
NIAGRA , ORIENTAL DANCER , OVER THE TOP@
PADRE , PATSY'S JEWEL , PEGASUS@
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI@ , PINK FLAMINGOS@ ,Pink Foam, Princess Kelley S, PRINCESS DE MONACO@
PUNCH BOWL , QUEEN OF CALIFORNIA , QUEST FOR FIRE
RED VELVET, REFLECTED GLORY@ , RENOWN
ROCOCCI ,Roman Holiday, ROYAL HAWAIIAN , RUBY PINWHEEL
RUBT SNOWFLAKE(2) , SHIRLEY ALINE, SIEGFRIED, SNOWBOAT
SILENCE , SLIGHTLY SASSY , SMARTY PANTS, Sou You
SOUND OF MUSIC , SPRING LOVE , SPRING ON MARS
SWEET ALIBI , TELE ANN , THREE ORANGES
TROPICAL MOOD , TRADY JANE , VELMA F, VENETA@ ,
VIRGINIA STRONG , VISTA SUN , VOODO CHILD
WAYFARRER , WEGNORS , WHIRLYBIRD
WHITE SPLENDOR , WONDERFUL ONE, YESTERDAY,
COUNTRY ROADS (DRAGON FRUIT)

Here are the ones I know I have but the labels have disappeared
AUTUMN PINK , EARLY FROST
FLAMING TORCH , FOLLOW YEAR HEART , FRENCH CABERET
GLORIA , PETAL PUSHER , PITAHAYA
SEGOVIA, SELENICEREUS MACDONALIAE
SELENICEREUS MEGALANTHUS , SHANGRILA ,
STAR FLIGHT , STORMY WEATHER , SUN GODDESS
(it looks like the squirrels like the labels that started with S)
TELE , TREPEZE,

I also have a good number of seedlings and NOID

And 25+ Christmas Cactus
Also a red and a white Easter Cactus/Sunrise Cactus

What do y'all have.

Sandy the epi nut
Oh one of my older cuttings has a flower bud on it. Still thinking about leaving or removing it.


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wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 8, 2009
4:00 PM

Post #6658785

come on I know that some of y'all have new epi's
FlowerofScotland
North Port, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6679847

Hi Sandy,

You should open a shop ('',) !! I thought you might be able to help me identify this plant. I think it's a rhipsalis but I'm not positive. The flowers are tiny and a deeper red than they look in picture.

Have a great weekend...

Annette

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FlowerofScotland
North Port, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #6679853

Here's another pic...

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wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 13, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #6680056

It is not a rhipsalis . I have seen the flower type before but I can not remember the name. Post of the Cactus forum. but it might be kin to this one http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=6437271

Sandy And no on the shop--I do not do paper work very well. LOL
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 13, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #6680126

Flowers: Looks like you have a Stapelia there but I don't know which one: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=stapelia&searcher[species]=&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search


edited to say: Looks a lot like my Red Dragon Flower: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/61056/

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FlowerofScotland
North Port, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 13, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #6680346

Yes I think it might just be the Red Dragon Flower...Thank you ('',)
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 13, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6680545

You are welcome! I didn't get an ID on my plant until I joined DG a couple of years ago. When I bought my plant many years ago it was labeled Peanut Cactus!
orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #7508317

:
Ackerman II
Alchemy
Alter Ego
Selenicereus Anthonyanus
Ambrosia
American Beauty
American Dream
American Sweetheart
E. Anguliger-Ric Rac
Marianne Paetz
Appeal
April Shower
Argus
Avery O. Fuller
Aviano
Aztec Treasure
Bacchus
Bertha T. Loose
Beyond Beauty
Big Surprise
Biyochonosei
Blazon
Blushing Star #2
Blushing Star #1
Bob Grimshaw
Bound for Glory
Bumpkin
Burning Dream
Butterfly Love
Calisto
Campfire
Candyman
Caroline (Aporophynum)
Cherry Parfait
E. Chichicastenango
China Lake
Cinco de Mayo
Circus-Circus
Climax
Clown
Color Splash
Color Wheel
Coral Dance
Chrichicastenango
Crowd Pleaser
Crown Prince
Cuzco
David W. Grant
Deutsch Kaiserin
De Marie
Dijonnaise
Disocactus Ramulosa
Doris W. Pittman
Dracula
Educator
El Nino
Elegant Lady
Emmett Kelly
Eternity
Exuberant
Falling In Love
Feuerzauber
Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fiesta de Flores
Field of Dreams
Fireworks
First Prom
Flaming Torch
Flirtation
Floradora
French Gold
French's Sahara
Frunhlingsgold
Gaia
Ganesha
Gay Mood
German Empress (I)
German Empress (2)
German Empress (3)
German Empress (4)
Gigantic
Gold Medal
Golden Fleece
Golden Splendor
Good As Gold
Grace
Grace Ann
Halloween Moon
Hard to Behold
Heavenly
Hermosissmus
Hidden Treasure
Hint of Gold
Impossible Dream
Ivory Brocade
Jadaan
Jersey Beauty
Jovial
Kahuna
King Midas
King of Yellows
Kirby's Giant
Kona Coast
Lady of Mars
Lady Ruffles
Lavender Lace
Lily Dache
London Delight
Lucille
Madeline
Magic Carpet
Maidu
Marianne Paetz
Marie Antoinette X Whirlibird
Marie Antoinette
Marlene Dietrich
Marseillaise
Master of Mars
Meadow Rose
Miss America
Mocha Mix
Moloch
Monmoniers Plum
Montecito
Moonglow
MorMor
Mr. P
Myrah
National Velvet
Neon Smile
Ninja
Norma Cantifo
Norwood
Oakleigh Dominator
Omni
Orange Flame
Orange Queen
Oriole
Over the Top
Pacesetter
Padre
Peach Magic
Pegasus
Pierrette
Pink Plumes
Pride of San Gabriel
Prince of Romany
Princess De Monaco
Queen of California
Quest for Fire
Rasberry Ribbon
Real Delight
Red Skelton
Regal Morn
Reward
Riverwind
Rococo
Romantic Night
Rose Queen
Ruby Pinwheel
Ruth Wallace
Salmon Orange NOID
Scarlet Macaw
Screen Test
Selena
Serena Reese
Shangri-La
Show Boat
Siegfried
Sing Song
Sky Baby
Slightly Sassy
Soft Lights
Something Blue Noid
Sound of Music
Space Rocket #1
Space Rocket #2
Spanish Gold
Spring on Mars
Spring on Mars
Star of Persia
Stern Von Erlau
E. Strictum
Summer Carnival (Varigated)
Summer Wonder
Sun Flare
Sun Goddess
Sunny Dawn
Super Chief
Tarantula
Tele
Tele Ann
Tel Star
Tequila Sunrise
Three Oranges
E. Thomasianum
Tijuana Brass
Tonopah
Trapeze
Trocadero
Unforgettable
Valse Brilliant
Veronica
Vista Gold #1
Vista Gold #2
Vista Sun
Whirlibird
White Plume
White Splendor
Wild Plum
Wild Thing
William Clark
Wind River
Wonderama
Yesterday
Young Nun


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wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2010
2:23 PM

Post #7508354

thanks ,

I will have to up date mine. I lost a number of mine last summer. Hope this summer I can keep them cooler and take better care of them. shoulder is better but can not stand very long do to a very bad case of tendinitis in my ankle.

I see a few that I do not have. May get back to you , once I find out what survived.

Stay warm
Sandy

LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2010
2:51 PM

Post #7508458

wow! impressive list.
doridunn
Newfield, NY

January 29, 2010
3:02 PM

Post #7508506

boy your list look like my have christmas cactus and easter list. good job
Camillia84
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2010
12:06 PM

Post #7517983

Good Morning, Sandy& All,

Haven't been to good at D-Mailing anyone since I went to work, so am a little behind on the times. Not so swamped now so will try to get better.

After seeing yours & orchidman's list, I'd be too embarrassed to list my plants. Guess I'm still to much of a newbie at collecting the orchid cactus to ever catch up with you guys!!!

plantladylin,

Yes, the plant you posted is a Red Dragon Flower/ Huernia Schneideriana. I recieved on as a gift a few years ago & were it not for Dave's, would probably still be wondering what it was!

Back to the orchids---am going to add more to my collection this spring, but need to catalog what I have already so I don't duplicate them.
Might catch up to you guys in about 10 years! LOL!!!
Anna_Z
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 2, 2010
9:05 PM

Post #7523265

Ohhhh...here is MY list...don't get the coffee cup while you read, it won't take long...Bwhahahaha...

A yellow one
A red one
A pink one
2 HUGE Queen of the night
1 white one I paid a King's ransom for because nobody had one to share and I wanted one bad. LOL I think it will flower this year, tho.

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 2, 2010
9:12 PM

Post #7523280

I will have to get off my duff and make up a new list. recovering from a bad reaction to some pills.

Anna there are a couple of web sites where you can buy a cutting form a couple of dollars up to around 10 are there about.

Sandy
Anna_Z
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 2, 2010
11:11 PM

Post #7523584

I have all I want for the time being. Thanks anyway, tho.
av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 2, 2010
11:55 PM

Post #7523730

Wow!!! You guys must have lots of room. I've had a few Epis and aporophyllums for years, but always kept it down to just a few. This summer my son moved back home and took the spare bed/plant room. LOL Sooooo, I made him build me a greenhouse this fall. I should have known better...now I'm in a collecting frenzy. LOL I've been buying on ebay like crazy. I have always put just one cutting in a pot, is that how everyone else does it? Some of these auctions are giving me 3 and 4 cuttings of each variety. I'm now up to a couple dozen varieties and about 6 Aporophyllum.

Roxanne
NC.-- on the line of zone 7/8

'Freulingsgold'

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wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2010
12:04 AM

Post #7523750

I have a 16 X 8 X 8 shade/green house with benches that I also made. Most of mine are where bought in the last couple of years. Last summer do to the heat and my health problems the epis took a bad hit. Lost some. We are remolding and will put 2 fans with misters on them in there.

Sandy
av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2010
1:09 AM

Post #7523970

Sandy, I can only imagine having to deal with that kind of heat. I've been in Orlando in July and thought I would die. LOL We can get pretty hot up here too, but usually only breaks 100 for about a week a year.

My husband said I was making the greenhouse much too big, but I had 6 sets of used sliding glass doors and decided I might as well use them all. So it ended up being about 14 x 28.
Camillia84
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2010
3:42 AM

Post #7524414

I just added two new ones to my list this morning; Clown, which I had tried to get last year but everyone seemed to be out of & another called Bumkin.

Sandy,

Sorry to hear you lost some of your epis, know how much you love them!

av_ocd_girl,

Thanks for posting the pic of Freulingsgold! Received one as a bonus plant with one of my orders last year & couldn't find a picture of it on any of my epi sites.

It's commong on spring & I have a BAD case of epi fever!!!

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av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2010
4:32 AM

Post #7524572

Freulingsgold is a great bloomer. At least twice a year for me here in NC. And the fragrance is amazing!

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2010
1:08 PM

Post #7525140

It get up to 120 out there if the Hi/low tem. is to be believe. We did close in 3 sides but are going to fix it so I can lift part of the roof to let heat out and I am going to put fans out there.

Sandy
JeanK
Deland, FL & Hot Spr, AR

February 3, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #7525536

Hey Tarheel Gal, Way to go on the greenhouse. It will fill up in no time. I grew up not too far from you in Pinehurst. My father had a bunch of relatives in Ellerbe that he used to take me to visit.

Jean

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2010
4:26 PM

Post #7525705

av_ocd_girl Try August in Florida!!!!!!

I will be back later.

Sandy
av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 4, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #7529499

Sandy, the misters on the fans is a great idea...wonder if I could retro-fit a mister in my GH. Hmmmm.

Jean, I am not a native. I moved to NC about 15 years ago...LOVE IT!!!

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7529656

there are a number of misters systems out there. One DG friend cross town from me, set one up on here carport. Right now can not remember where but if my mind stays with me maybe I will remember to look it up later.

Sandy
blueskyfd11
Harrison Valley, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2010
1:42 PM

Post #7531823

Hi everyone, I've been watching this post and really wanted to jump in and say that last fall I finally started getting a collection of epies, nothing like what all of you have and they are just little starts BUT I think i have the fever! I have growing:
Unknown (divided into 6 seprate plants)
Blazen
Conways Giant
Gold Medal
King Midas
Lavender Noid
Padre
Queen of the Night
Ric Rac
Strictum
Water Lily
2 Christmas cactus-one all red and one that is 2 tone red with alittle white in it.
When they grow more, is there any chance of trading with anyone? Would really like to add to my list:
Star of Persia
Persian Princess
Argus
whatever the white one is that is shown by Orchidman1 that is beautiful! Thanks.
blue

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2010
7:36 PM

Post #7532854

I am just hoping I can keep mine. I will have to wait to see what the eye doctor says Wed.

Sandy
orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2010
6:35 PM

Post #7542078

av_ocd_girl:: I don't know where Ellerby is in North Carolina. Deep Run, where I live, is just outside of Kinston about 45 minutes to the coast. My greenhouse is the same size as the one you are building and I can assure you it won't be too big. I like to leave the middle of mine open in order to move around easily and see all of my plants. This leaves only one column (5 rows) of plants on each wall and room for some hanging baskets. Large plants that I have in the yard during the summer and have to over-winter in the greenhouse take up a lot of the available floor space. I use two ceiling fans and a floor fan to give me air current and I have a automatic sprinkler system for watering. I presently have about 750 plants in my greenhouse which means it is very full looking. Remember to allow space around your plants to avoid spreading insects as rapidly as too close encourages. I
originally had a middle column of plants but did away with it since I found I couldn't really enjoy my plants with so much clutter. I am trying to get rid of everything that is not either an orchid or an orchid cactus. Most of my epies are small four inch pots presently. My full size one's already take all available hanging basket space. As the others grow, I'm not sure what I can do. I hope this info is helpful. bob

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av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2010
5:13 AM

Post #7546739

That is a gorgeous orchid Bob. I've never had much luck growing them. Maybe I should try again now that I've got a greenhouse.

Ellerbe is close to Rockingham. Where 220 and 74 cross. I love this area...not too cold, not too hot ( I wish). We are missed for the most part by the snow and the hurricanes. We got about a inch of snow last week is all.

Like you said...it's the same with me. Outside yard plants are taking up the majority of floor space. Hibiscus, Brugmansia, Plumeria, Ficus, Bird of Paradise, Sansevieria, lots of Clivia and Adenium also. I never have been able to concentrate on just one thing. LOL I love them all. DH built me a bench for one side, need the same set up for the other side as soon as he gets time.

I did have a problem with aphids and spider mites when everything first came in...around Dec. 1. I was cutting it close with the weather, but everything made it alright. Sprayed and everything is looking good now. There are 2 oscillating fans set up to circulate the air...works pretty good.

I'm curious about the automatic sprinkler system...how does that work? Overhead misters? I'm planning on leaving in August for 2 weeks and I'm already worried. I really have no-one that knows plants I can rely on and was thinking of a drip system with a timer. Got lots of time to figure it out.

Here's a picture of my home-made/make-shift greenhouse. Not so pretty, but I love it. We built it lean-to style attached to a storage building. I'll try to get inside and take a picture tomorrow. If the sun shines that is. ;)

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AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2010
5:39 AM

Post #7546804

I am in quite a bit of trouble, but I don't have anywhere near the longest list:
Disocactus eichlamii
Epiphyllum anguliger
Epiphyllum hookeri
Epiphyllum hybrids
Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Rhipsalis (Hatiora) salicornioides
Rhipsalis paradoxa

and
Schlumbergia russelliana
Schlumbergera "Dorthe"
Schlumbergera 'Marie'
Schlumbergera "Wintermarchen"
Schlumbergera "Red Marie"

and few other epi odds and ends that are not named. The trouble comes from having a house, more plant addictions and no greenhouse to keep these in. The epis are all small at this time, but the first 2 of Schlums already take 2 to carry them around. In 2 or 3 years, the economy needs to stabilize and I need either a house with sunroom or a greenhouse, preferably both.

Anna_Z
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 10, 2010
1:02 PM

Post #7547252

av_ocd_girl...You said you have a BOP...has it bloomed for you yet? Mine has, for about 3 years. A couple years ago it had 4 blooms at the same time. Huge, waaaay pot-bound plant(s) in that 16 inch pot. LOL Got it at a end-of-season sale at a large garden center. It only cost me $5.00 so I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a home. I about croaked when I saw it had a bud. It is the verigated one. I also have a white one that probably will never bloom, but we'll see. It's about 6 feet tall.

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av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2010
1:35 PM

Post #7547340

WOW!!! Isn't it thrilling when a huge plant like that blooms. Congrats! No mine hasn't bloomed. It's just a regular one not variegated. I've only had it 2 summers though. I've put it in a small pot...16 inch 'cause I read somewhere they liked to be pot bound. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for blooms this summer. Do you think I should hit it with some bloom booster this spring? I just recently bought a white one at wal-mart. I was shocked when I saw them there. It's in a 3 gal. nursery container. It will probably never bloom so I'll never know if it's really white or not. LOL
Rox
Anna_Z
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 10, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7548100

Oh, the plant isn't all that huge, maybe not quite 5 feet tall. And it is several plants in there, I never divided them out, just put it in a bigger pot when it started bending the other one out of shape. LOL Actually, the blooms on the white one are kinda ugly, the varigated ones are much prettier. And they last so long! 2 summers ago I had 2 blooms on 1 stem. Now, that was way cool.

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 10, 2010
7:05 PM

Post #7548368

Hate to make you feel bad but they grow outside down here. Thought the freeze this year may have killed them. There was one down south of me that was over 10 ft around the base of the plants.

Sandy
orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2010
7:50 PM

Post #7548472

av_ocd_girl: Our Greenhouses do look identical, right down to the shed's that are supporting them! Ellerbe is in an area with ideal soil, often called black gold, since it is so good for tobacco.

My sprinkler uses to whirlibird water sprinklers hung upside down from the ceiling of the greenhouse and hooked to water timers. I water for 7 minutes once a week in the winter and 3-4 times weekly in hot weather. I fix the sprinklers to make short streams of water and have had no problem with too heavy a drip even when I do seed beds. The sprinklers are placed above the two fans (ceiling) that I use for air flow which further breaks down water pellets from the sprinklers. bob

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Camillia84
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2010
12:06 PM

Post #7550337

I have been promising myself for the last three years that I would get my greenhouse finished---not done yet! LOL! This bad economy isn't helping much!
Have most of the materials needed to finish closing it in, but still need to get the wood for the window/door frames & build the roof frame.
I am building a PVC overhead misting system for mine, not hooking it up to a timer though, just a water hose. Mine is just a 10X12 but it is built over a large patio so that I can extend it later if I need to. The frame is the one my hubby & I built for our grape arbor about 9 or 10 years ago, got tired of messing with the grapes & decided I needed a greenhouse more! Haven't had much time to do anything since I started back to work, & this weather isn't helping any either!

orchidman1,

I have a cactus the same as yours in the picture. Can't remember the name of it & for the life of me, don't know what I did with the tag! Got to get a better filing system!!!

Sandy/Wren, has already seen this & no, I haven't gotten any farther--other than moving the bench, table, & planters.

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wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 11, 2010
12:15 PM

Post #7550354

Hi y'all Keep everything warm enough last night but had a time with one of those mult plug things with the breakers, it kept blowing last. Must have gotten water in it. Finally took it off an plugged the 2 heaters and one light into into a cord. The temps out side is 32 and in the green house 48 so they are working.

Sandy
av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #7565833

I haven't been back on Dave's in a while...been sick, sick, sick! Feeling a little better now. Maybe 'cause I slept all day. LOL

I finally got a chance to get out to my greenhouse and get a picture when the sun was shining. Bob, I wanted to show you my bench. You were describing your setup to me. My bench is just on one side of the GH and the larger floor plants are on the other. I'm hoping to get an identical bench for the other side soon.

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av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2010
4:47 AM

Post #7565837

Here are the cuttings I've been getting on ebay.

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orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
8:06 PM

Post #7579516

Av girl: Remember that these cuttings will get real big in a couple of years requiring 10 times the space they now do. Don't get too many in your collection! bob

Picture is of my 1st yr. bloom on Space Rocket last spring. bob

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av_ocd_girl
Ellerbe, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 23, 2010
12:23 PM

Post #7580957

Hi Bob. Gorgeous flower.

Lots of those cuttings in the picture are duplicates. When I bought them on ebay sometimes I got 4 or 5 cuttings of the same variety. When they root later on in the year I'll probably sell the extras here on DG.

Roxanne
orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
2:20 PM

Post #7583963

av girl: You'll probably want to put 3 in each container in order to get a nice size blooming plant as soon as possible. I like to have at least two cuttings in each container. bob

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orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2010
11:35 AM

Post #7672222

For those of us who want to add humidity to the greenhouse, I give you a hint I used instead of Misters on the fans. Put a gravel floor in your greenhouse, like "crush and run". When you spray your plants, access water runs into the gravel and keeps the green house at around 70-85% humidity. This is a great help to the plants since the leaves naturally absorb the humidity in the air. bob

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wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 1, 2010
3:23 PM

Post #7672648

Good idea but would not work for me. Slope, either runs off or sinks in way to fast to help any.
tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 10, 2011
8:55 PM

Post #8623298

(o_O) nothing to see here folks.

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orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8712768

I would love to know which hybrid orchid cactus bloom in the fall of the year besides oxypetalum. I have a number that should be of blooming age this season but only had five plants bloom. The bloom below is April Showers. It is a fast growing plant that has three inch blooms of a pinkish red coloration. It bloomed for the first time and had around a dozen blooms. The picture shown is of the blooms close up. I'll also show the plant itself so you can get an idea of a plant that has grown from several cuttings to this size in just three seasons! bob

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orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8712769

This is the plant this spring after 3 years of growth. bob

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ibartoo
Pawleys Island, SC

August 21, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8768170

Orchidman, thanks for showing a picture of April Showers. I have one of those and it bloomed last year, but it's tag had faded and I wasn't positive that was it.
Lin
PurePlants
Deltona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2011
6:56 AM

Post #8768313

FlowerofScotland, the picture you posted above is a Huernia. Not sure if you ever got an ID so thought I would post. One of mine below... (EDIT: sorry for a duplicate post as it seems that you did get your ID)

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Huernia (hew-ERN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: schneideriana

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/61056/

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PurePlants
Deltona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8768315

Hey everybody, I have an orchid cactus ric rac for over a year but it has not bloomed, is it just a matter of time or is there a special fert I coul give it?
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9244951

I've had mine for a few years and I have not seen blooms on mine. The magic number for cereus are usually 3 years.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9245212

Wow! This is a really OLD thread! I have a Disocactus ackermanii…Also some cereus younguns….Haven't bloomed yet…Way to young….3 years? My cuttings are a year now…Hope I don't have to wait another 2….Disocactus has been blooming for several years now, but this last year not as much…Most years I've had about 25-40 blooms…This year only about 10….
ibartoo
Pawleys Island, SC

September 5, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9265508

Morning everyone, I got up this morning and lo and behold, my white epi was blooming it's heart out. This is an epi strictum, but for some reason this year, the blooms aren't fragrant. Then again maybe I missed it last night and I am just catching the last part of the flower this morning. I will add a picture later in the day.

Hope all are well.
orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9266440

Ibartoo- I had eight blooms on my strictum which bloomed while i was on a work trip. Major bummer,

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ibartoo
Pawleys Island, SC

September 6, 2012
5:42 AM

Post #9266743

I finally got the picture to load. Here it is.

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