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Monday, March 2, 2009

Cactus on review!

Well, here it is Monday night, and I got home from work and decided to just go around and hunt for any cactus I owned, for Cactus Monday! I added in one Euphorbia, for good measure (not a cactus, but kinda looks like one)...LOL!




Is this Horse Crippler, Claude???




Happy Cactus Monday at 6:10pm Monday!

19 comments:

Cathy said...

Very Nice collection! some of them looks unreal!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These are great Julie. I really like the one that looks like a staghorn fern. Happy Cactus Monday.

Lynn said...

Wow that is Cactus Monday Through Sunday! Lovely plants!!!

Claude said...

Nope... that's one of the ferocactus, I think... Maybe F. gracilis? Not overly familiar with the feros though... I do know that they can become pretty good sized, you've got an immature one there...

Claude said...

Nope, I take that back... more likely to be a Ferocactus latispinus ssp. latispinus, Devil tounge barrel... That's the best I can do. Maybe Aiyana knows better...

Teri C said...

Oh you have lots of them! What is that second one called?? I was just looking at my neighbor's and wondered what it was and here you show one. Please tell me!!

HCM!!! and good to be back online.

Florida Sue said...

Well Happy Cactus Monday to you Julie! Hello to sweet little Doozey too. I see you have been a busy lady and are still the reigning succulent queen. I intend to stay around for awhile, and it is so nice to be in touch with you again!

Julie said...

Teri- the second pic down is called an Opuntia microdasys, or common name "Bunny Ears"! It used to be a prettier shade of green all over, but it is darkening in it's older age (a few years).

Suzanne said...

Love these pictures. The second one is down is my favorite -- although the first one is beautiful too! Never mind, I just looked at them again and they are all incredible. Thanks for sharing!

Flying Colors said...

Hey Julie, I knew you would do it! And it is still Monday :-) here in Nashville, TN - USA

What a collection you have here... Absolutely beautiful! Will be back for inspiration.

Isn't the 2nd one down an Opuntia Basilaris, common name Beavertail Cactus. That is the one I did a sketch of for today...
Wishing you a late HCM and a wonderful week.

marianne said...

Wow you have quite a collection!!
Happy Cactus Monday!

Aiyana said...

Julie,
It's a Ferocactus latispinus ssp. latispinus, commonly called Crow's Claw Cactus, or as Claude mentioned, Devil's Tongue Barrel.
Aiyana

Dee said...

great pictures! I like the seashells contrasting with the cactus in the one pot- I have boxes of seashells I picked up in Mexico at the beach- I'll have to put some to use.

Bobbie Lynn said...

You have some that I have not seen before. Your christmas cactus is very healthly looking. Love to see a photo when it's in bloom. Have a nice day.

soulbrush said...

oh my oh my oh my, what beauties.

messyfish said...

happy belated Cactus Monday! I love the first pic best!! gee ...I am late...but oh well!

My Little Family: said...

I believe Doozey would love the busy buddy and the small one would probably be just right for her. If not, they have a puppy version but chihuahua can really chew if they want. Those needle sharp teeth and all!

Stapeliad said...

wow, we got ALL your cacti for cactus monday! This comment is sorta like Christmas in July...HCM on Wed nite!

HUGS!

PS your comment about my cat made me laugh out loud. She is very sweet, actually...and yes, admittedly a bit psycho...but all cats are.

:)

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Wow you all know all about catus(es)..*g*. They look very lovely. I don't have any not even a Christmas cactus right now...hmmmmm..actually is a donkey's tail a cactus?..it doesn't have any pricklies though ...I do have one of those anyway.

Gee...I'm on vacation this week from Wednesday on and I didn't make a plan to visit my mom during this time. HMPH..thats too bad it would have been nice to have met you because how often eh?...hmmm...thank you so much for being so responsible and willing to meet us. *hugs*. Maybe some other time...

I hope you've had a good week..have a nice evening too.
Judi