Well i think that the tittle pretty explains everything.
This is my set up! Let me know if you have any questions.
you asked, so you`re getting it. im giving you 95% of my garden. in pics of coarse. the other 5% isnt attractivve enouhg to appear on the internet. These are cellphone pics and are really bad, so bare with me.
Callendula going crazy
theres a 2 foot saguaro somewhere under that opuntia.
Zeck, I hate to be a pest, but if you were to know the answer off hand.. In your second photo, immediately to the left of the community cacti pot in dead center is a small pot of what looks like two deep red rosettes (one an offset), and I'd love to know what plant that is. The rosettes look so large and beautiful, and I'm not sure what it is I'm admiring. Awesome collection.
This post was edited by teatree on Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 22:56
Wow Microthrix what a beautiful cactus area, makes mine look puny! LOL are you a teenager gardener? Because somehow the pics remind me of a forum and i think you mentioned that you were a teenager or something? I am myself a teenager gardener my self!
@tea tree, its not being a pest! I love answering questions about.succulents :P that little plant is a Sempervivum 'Mahogany' I love its nice red colouring. I admire it all the time.
grantgarden, yeah, I'm a teenage gardener. 14 To be exact. Whenever i tell friends about my hobby (obsession if you will...) they just give me a weird look. Its quite funny. Teachers are also quite surprised by it.
Oh, thank you! It is a Semp then. I first thought so, but then second-guessed because I thought the rosettes were perhaps too large to be one.
I don't think that "weird look" goes away when you get older. I'm almost 27 and I get weird looks from people when I tell them that one of my hobbies is plants (C&S, Houseplants, gardening, etc). ;)
This post was edited by plantomaniac08 on Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 11:09
Grantgardener2 your area is very bright and warm looking I would guess your plants love it, because they sure look great....
Mirco.....how in the world did you get so many plants, so fast??? and great growing they all look great, good job....
I would have more but hard to find something new up here in MN.....but here are pics of mine.....this is in my downstairs familyroom.....linda
sorry about 2 post but I don't know how to put more then one picture in a post....
this is my kitchen window......
For the non-cold-hardys
Winter they're in like this
Summer they're (mostly) growing on this
We're on a roll and a dog
Yeah, the looks from people don't go away in your twenties. I'd midway through that decade, and the expressions and laughs haven't gone. :)
Wow everyone There are some beautiful cactus! Lovely cats and dogs Cactusm, I love pets a lot! I have 2 cats and 3 dogs.
They all look so nice and healthy. Mine are spread all over the place, both inside and out, so I don't really have a cactus area.
Jeff, that is a very cute dog pic. It looks like they are great buddies.
Can I show my jades? No cactus for me right now. My DH built me a light stand when we were first married. This is one half of the lower shelf. I am impatiently waiting to move a few to the back porch when the weather warms up.
Lennie in Michigan
And here's my entire setup, in a spare bedroom with the windows giving a northern exposure.
It's really amazing to see the love and dedication you guys put into growing succulents inside and or in green houses...
A++ in degree of difficulty, attention and effort !!
Microthrix, if I may echo emarald1951... cool to see someone your age into plants... your 'PIG's, plant in ground, being in zone 9, did you have access to some biggies and plunk them in the ground - or were those established and you've added on [potted plants] from there?
What's up though - cactus only, not into succulents ? You're young, getting stabbed by cactus hurts less at your age :-) ;-)
most of the ones in the ground are from small pots, maybe 2-4 inches. mostly from lowes/homedepot. i think maybe 15% of the ones in the ground were bought large. alot of the ones in the last 3 photos were bought large. looking at this and realizing how large everything grew in such a short period of time makes me feel like a really good cactus parent :,)
Wow, you all have such great collections! I have my cacti outdoors mixed in throughout the landscaping. Here is the main dry garden in the spring:
And here's that same area in the summer. (That Aloe Ferox had a major bud rot problem, so as you may notice, the rosette is quite deformed in this photo.)
I have mey pots of tender cactus and my pots of Agave that I am trying to get large enough to put out where they won't be butted to death by the deer. And then there are the pots that are waiting for fill dirt. So things are a mess and things are still reccoupping from a horrid freeze 2 years back.. Nothing as lush as the Californian Gardens. I am still building my house while living in it and tthings are a mess.
There is the famous bridge of pain. Do not run out here on a dark night.
Which leads to this unfinished abode.
We just had a 4" of rain and big winds so things really are a mess
Wow everybody has awsome gardens going good job guys your plants look great and @Microthrix where did u get all those cacti lol and I know how u feel I'm 23 when I was your age and ven now I still get the funny faces and "you do what?" But I don't care there the ones missing out lol
The Echinopsis & Trichocereus will be going out soon
As you can see, my sunroom doesn't have anymore space in it.
Wonderful collections, all of them. Enjoyed the photos very much, thank you all.
I have succulents, not many cacti, do they count?
Hoovb, great colors!
Wow - that is gorgeous Hoovb! Is that pink flower Calandrinia? The other gardens and set-ups are wonderful too and I've gone back to look at them more than once. :-)
Here is a little cactus area that I moved out of the unheated greenhouse the other day. The weedy sedum needs to be removed.
Here's a fisheye view of some of my cactus, succulents, jades, & desert roses.
Oh this is fun! Loved the tours of your collections. They are all so unique and wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!
This post was edited by FrugalFanny on Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 23:55
Some of mine, still inside, under shop lights.