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Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on July 22, 2012 at 3:21pm

Thank you Nancy.

Comment by Nancy Mumpton - Phoenix AZ (Z 9) on July 22, 2012 at 2:15pm

Boy, those squirrels do a lot of damage. I would have to figure out some way to get the better of them, instead of the other way around. Love you pictures, Mary. The Echinopsis subdenudata flowers are just beautiful!

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on July 22, 2012 at 12:44pm

Here's a picture of a little Acnthocalycium glaucum with a nice flower bud. Then here's picture of the A. glaucum after the squirrel knocked it off the deck to the ground!

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on July 22, 2012 at 12:32pm

Here's a pic of my purple split rock--After the squirrel decided it wasn't all that good! (I guess it's not enough that they are taking bites out of alll the tomatoes in the area! And no, they aren't looking for water-we have 2 birdbaths that are filled and refilled everyday.)

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on July 22, 2012 at 11:05am

Here are pics of my Echinopsis blooming last week. there were 6 flower buds, and 2 flowers bloomed first then the other four. When I went out to take pictures in the early a.m., there were honeybees all over them! I took a bazillion pictures, but I will only post a couple/few! ;-D (Those bees were so covered with pollen, and their pollen sacs were exploding, they were so full! OK, maybe not exploding. ;-D They didn't seem to mind me snapping their pictures either.)

Comment by Marlene 9A/TX on July 21, 2012 at 7:01am

Freddy,  is a dish garden just planting succulents in a dish? do they have drainage holes? 

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on July 20, 2012 at 11:59pm

Thursday night I led, with the rest of the club, a group of 35+ attendees in creating dish gardens.  We started with a mini-lecture based on my article, the gave each attendee the chance and help to select plants, create and finish off their gardens, all in less than 1-1/2 hours.  Thanks to all the clubmembers that participated.  Hope we have some new memberships as a result of the class.


Comment by Debra Jennings on July 15, 2012 at 2:41pm

Thank you Grant.

Nancy, I will keep you posted on how they do. I have about 10 or 12 different varieties of Epis that I got as cuttings and they are all growing well here. I have them on my back patio where they get morning and late evening light, but shade during the hottest part of the day.

Comment by Nancy Mumpton - Phoenix AZ (Z 9) on July 14, 2012 at 8:10pm

Debra, I would love to hear how the Epi 'Curly Locks' does for you. I have no luck with them here.

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 13, 2012 at 9:32pm

Yaaaayy!! I just planted these two days ago and they're already sprouting! Epiphyllum, Curly Locks.


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