About notolover's Cacti

drahmeJuly 21, 2007

We went out to NotoLover's home and let me tell you, it was well worth the effort. I thought I knew a fair amount about the subject and it turned out I didn't. I would highly suggest taking NotoLover up on her offer, if you are a fan of cacti or just enjoy a scenic drive and are curious to see what can be grown in northern Nevada.

I ended up coming back with somewhere @ 10 more varieties

than I knew existed, and they are now transplanted. I will have some pics up in the next month or so.

That was a very nice week-night excursion.

Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mohavemaria

Cactus are so great for sharing. I just wish they were a little more gardener friendly - all those thorns! I'm always on the lookout for lightly thorned ones but you can't beat there bold form in the desert. If we lived up north I'd love to see the cactus you guys grow up there.

Maria

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 11:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
drahme

Actually, it is me who is a bit envious of you folks who live down south. You can grow quite a bit more than we can. I had no idea there were that many more varieties which can grow up north. We'll see how many actually fare the winter sans shade and shelter.

Ever been to that 'park' owned by the chocolate factory in LV? Very nice.

I put in an optional link for some of the cacti I picked up.

A lot of the cacti notolover has, she keeps in a sun room when winter temps get intolerable. It must take several hours to move all that cacti.

I got a couple virtually sticker-free cacti which would probably do quite well down south. There are also a couple really malevolent looking charachters which fortunately look to be relatively small...

I also picked up an opuntia from Iowa, which was growing all over the place. One of the three pads now has what looks like black spot - never seen that before. The other two seem to be in culture shock. It should be interesting.

Dan

Here is a link that might be useful: New Cacti

    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 5:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New to Reno - what are best books for gardening?
Hello! I just moved to Reno in November and we moved...
BluCasetta
Unknown Insect (PIC) on Tomato Stems
See attached picture. It's an insect that's on my tomato...
rampageinc
fresh sod for sale!
Hello! We bought 5 pallets of fresh Kentucky blue grass...
Caryn14
What can I grow with limited sun in containers in Las Vegas?
Hello, I'm Mollie and I'm new to Las Vegas. I'm from...
Molliepop
New to Las Vegas, what will grow here?
Hi all, I just moved to the Las Vegas area from California...
newbiegardener
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™