Cylindropuntia imbricata

cactus_cowboy(z4 WY)December 5, 2005

When fog settles in overnight, it freezes and forms hoarfrost, highlighting cactus spines.

Dave in Wyoming

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cactusdan19(z5b NE)

Hey Dave, That is great and kind of funny. I went out yesterday to take some pics of my 2 year old Cylindropuntia imbricata in 1 gallon pots under the snow. Here is a link to my pics. Yours is truly a great picture.
Dan in NE

Here is a link that might be useful: Cylindropuntia imbricata under snow

    Bookmark   December 5, 2005 at 10:19AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Very cool, they continue to amaze me!

    Bookmark   December 5, 2005 at 11:41AM
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Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)

As usual, a very well executed photo Dave! I wonder if Cylindropuntia versicolor would fare the same?
Amy

    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 12:15AM
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billinsc(7B SC)

Very nice photo!! Dan's are cool too, no pun intended!! LOL
Bill in SC

    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 11:38AM
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cactus_cowboy(z4 WY)

It's been very cold here, currently -20F.

It's doubtful that Cylindropuntia versicolor would survive in these conditions. It's native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Mexico.

Best regards,
Dave Rose
Powell, Wyoming

    Bookmark   December 8, 2005 at 9:25AM
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cactusdan19(z5b NE)

Dave,
-20F!!! We usually don't get that cold till mid January. Any other pics of plants in the cold? Expecting it to get up to around 40F by Sunday here.
Dan

    Bookmark   December 8, 2005 at 12:59PM
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Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)

Dave,
Boy, I thought it was cold here! We're expecting a few inches of the white stuff tonight, brrr!

Thanks for the tip on C. versicolor. I figured as much. Some of them are quite tough!

Amy

    Bookmark   December 8, 2005 at 2:56PM
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