Silas_Sancona Posted March 14 Author Report Share Posted March 14 (edited) More color ..and a pre-flowering peek at stuff at the old house Randoms... White flowers always stand out a bit better when the sun is out, lol Blackfoot Daisy Penstemon ( Pic. #1 ) ...Aaand Caesalpinia ** ...Now Erythrostemon... ** palmeri (Pic. #2) getting closer to showtime.. Random stuff in the entryway side-bed perking up after a haircut.. Mex. Hats ( Ratibida columnifera ) ( Pics #2 and 3 ) standing much taller this year after cutting them back ( were laying over closer to the ground last year after i planted them ).. 2nd one just got it's haircut, so it is still a little ragged atm. Some of the Mealy Blue Sage ( Salvia farinacea, wild strain ) planted here had scale issues going into the winter.. Gone now. Potted Tigridia now out front, under each of the 3 columns of the front porch. Threw pieces of Bougainvillea and Mulberry twigs in the pots to ...hopefully.. deter the overly-enthusiastic Curved-billed Thrashers.. A native bird notorious for digging up plants ( inc palm seedlings ..easily i might add ) while digging around for bugs. Other two pots of these are just starting to emerge. Pleated leaves look very Palm-seedling like i might add.. ....And now, a look at how the cacti in the old yard are doing atm.. VERY happy with how good things are looking, despite the weedy stuff, egged- on by whomever Opendoor had spraying the yard last year while the house was vacant. No worries about that since part of the front yard will be rearranged anyway once the city approves the home owner's small business plan for the house. Yes, they're dragging their feet, giving the homeowner a tough time about zoning issues. Echinocereus.. trig. or coccineus, ...yes, i still can't decide which it is.. ..and the shy-flowering specimen (pic. #2 ). Not looking so shy this year. Opuntias... Beavertails.. The big clump anyway.. Other clumps are getting there too.. ...azurea and macrocentra.. X Grand Mesa Peach ...A Waterwise Botanicals introduction.. Stenocereus ..stellatus, ...i think. Beefy as heck now.. Can't wait for this surprise.. For those of you who have checked in ( Personally not a fan of the terms "following" / "followers".. even if it doesn't seem all that rude of a term to some ) when i've posted about the cacti i planted there each year, you might recall how the "Lady Fingers " ( Echinocereus pentalophus ) i'd planted were very reluctant about flowering.. Helping my neighbor clear out some of the weedy stuff earlier, i noticed it is gearing up to put on a show this year, for real this time, lol. An absolutely stunning cactus when flowering, so it finally deciding to is a big deal. Forgot to check the other specimen planted on the opposite of the yard though. The Little Leaf Cordia over there.. G. coulteri, not pictured in this shot, to the right, is looking good too ( seen in the background in the Stenocereus shots ) Cordia needs a light trim, which will be done when relocated, but overall form is what i was hoping for when i started shaping it in the first place.. Back at the house, noticed flower buds starting to push through the epidermis ( technical term used for the "skin" of cacti ) on my special Echinocereus X roetteri.. Good stuff.. Caesalpinia, *** also now lumped in with Erythrostemon ** gilliesii starting to look like more than a tiny twig. Edited March 15 by Silas_Sancona edit 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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