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Amazing Beautiful Cacti

Posted by VT Jenny on September 22, 2009

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Dancing Saguaro

Posted by VT Jenny on September 21, 2009

The ever amazing Saguaro – Carnegiea gigantea, growing in every direction almost looking like it’s dancing.

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Mammillaria grahamii – Graham’s Pincushion Cactus aka ‘Mammy Grammy’

Posted by VT Jenny on August 29, 2009

Mammillaria grahamii Graham’s Pincushion Cactus aka ‘Mammy Grammy’

Size: 3-8″ tall, single or basally branching clumps.
Flowers: Pink to lavender, 1″ in diameter borne in a ring around the crown
Site: Well drained soils in rocks and under shrubs.
Uses: Rock gardens, in combination with other desert plants, specimen in small areas.
Foliage: Central spine brown & hooked; radials white to light brown
Native: SW US, Sonora, Sinaloa & Chihuahua.

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Echinopsis are Blooming!

Posted by VT Jenny on April 24, 2009

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Pelecyphora asseliformis

Posted by VT Jenny on April 14, 2009

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Echinocereus triglochidiatus – Claret Cup Hedgehog

Posted by VT Jenny on March 27, 2009

Echinocereus triglochidiatus – Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus

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Melocactus

Posted by VT Jenny on February 18, 2009

Melocactus matanzanus

Melocactus matanzanus - after flower before fruit

Melocactus matanzanus

Melocactus matanzans

Melocactus curvispinus

Melocactus curvispinus

Melocactus curvispinus

Melocactus curvispinus

Melocactus pachyacanthus
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Melocactus pachyacanthus

Melocactus conoideus

Melocactus conoideus

Melocactus conoideus

Melocactus conoideus

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Ferocactus latispinus

Posted by VT Jenny on January 11, 2009

Ferocactus latispinus – Horse-Crippler Cactus
Southern US to Central Mexico
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Ferocactus macrodiscus

Posted by VT Jenny on January 11, 2009

Ferocactus macrodiscus

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