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    Who says cacti are ugly?

    From my front yard last night and this morning...these flowers are 9" across! This is the first time these have bloomed for me, and I've got a few other types with buds...exciting!


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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    WOW ... is that a saguaro or something else? Did not realize they bloomed that small.

    I have probably 50 barrels that all bloom, but they are not as nice looking as that.
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    This is an Echinopsis hybrid aptly named 'Flying Saucer'. I got it at Bach's up on Thornydale & Cortaro...I'm sure they have some more I've got 3 other hybrids with buds, and 10 more that aren't gonna bloom this year.
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    Nice vivid colors
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    Have you desert nomads never heard of azaleas? Just kidding, MITS, those are stunningly beautiful. Nice pics.
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    speaking of azaleas... I am about to plant a fence line with alternating encore azaleas and hibiscus. I love the azaleas, this particular variety blooms pretty much constantly all year long. Not sure how they pull that off, but we love em.
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    Azaleas are for sissies! Plus they die here. Quickly.

    Some others decided to join the party over the weekend:


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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    ^ Those look awesome. Those are for me...cactus is the only plant that survives my non-green thumb.

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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    That's really nice, I'm going to Google and see how well they do here.
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    Wow!!! Very nice.
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    Beautiful flowers.

    My wife and I spent a week and 1/2 in Arizona last spring (end April, first week of May). We visited her brother in Tucson for a few days then spent a week in Sedona. Saw lots of cactus blooms in the Tucson area and took plenty of pictures.
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    MITS,

    Please stop posts like this. We don't need anymore snowbirds!
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    I wonder how well cactus will do in Middle Georgia outside. Those are beautiful!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    In a pot, in a very fast-draining mix, and kept dry during winter, probably pretty well. If you're really interested, I've ordered from here:
    http://www.huntington.org/botanicaldiv/ ... index.html

    Buds on lots more hybrids are coming this spring...
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    Wow, those are nice. I assume they would not be able to survive here in NJ though. We do get these prickly pear cacti: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23956233@N04/2890180511/
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    Re: Who says cacti are ugly?

    Very nice MITS!

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