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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:23 am 
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Hello all,

Wandering through my yard over the weekend, I thought of sharing with you our various Miami winter colors which are caused not necessarily by cold temperatures but by dryness. There was a confused Pahypodium rosulatum in flower but he is not the norm so I did not post that pic.

Emy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:19 am 
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Wonderful, Emy!
LOVE the Opuntiad flower.
Am very jealous your Fouquieria diguetii is blooming for you - mine has been trying this summer, but the corollas fall off one-by-one before they fully mature from the cold nights we have. Only two corollas left for which I am holding out hope!
Thanks for posting the lovely pics of your plants!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Beautiful photos Emy,
I love all the color you have down there right now. Is that a bromeliad in the first pic? and what is it? Also, which Harrisia is that with fruit? Mine are finally getting some size to them but still no blooms or fruit. Everything looks so great, beats the drab white & gray we have up here :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Lovely colours! Do you not water in "winter" although it is still warm?

I do cut back but find that I still occasionally water throughout because some plants just look as though they are about to croak.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:25 am 
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Awesome pics Emy. Your yard looks great

[quote="Cactusdan19"]...Is that a bromeliad in the first pic? and what is it? ... [quote]

That would be a Dyckia... I forget the full name

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:04 am 
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Cactusdan19 wrote:
...Is that a bromeliad in the first pic? and what is it? ...


Orthophytum gurkenii


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:49 pm 
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That is the right name for the Brom.

JadeGarden, I do water in the winter. However,I don't like to water outside the greenhouse when the night temps drop below the low 60's. Since I only have time to work with my plants on weekends and we had several weekend night temps in the 50's, I skipped the water until this past weekend.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:32 am 
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Oops, sorry. First thought was dychia but obviously incorrect. The one i had was one of my favorite plants once until it flowered and died on me.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:02 am 
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Why did it die? This one flowers in green


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:43 am 
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emyemy wrote:
Why did it die? This one flowers in green

Sorry for the delay in my reply Emy. I have been trying to find photos I know I took but they seem to have been lost in the system somewhere. From memory it flowered (in green) then died (kind of), leaving plantlets and also pupped from the base... then I gave a few of those away and the ones that I kept died from neglect :|

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:45 am 
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Nice stuff thanks,
Looks like a yummy tuna on the dragonfruit!
AZED

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Mighty fine yard, Emy!

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