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    Me and My Collection of Spiny Little Friends



    I made the bench and the cacti!
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    Ooh, is your backyard a forest? Looks really nice. Why do you use the tray system for cacti though?

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    How cool! Do you have a greenhouse for winter?

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    @tanukimo, I don't think you would use the tray watering system for cacti. I think the trays might just make them more portable.

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    Nice collection, but I don't see my favorite cactus, Lophophora williamsii!
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    /me scans the collection for Euphorbia obesa. Nice (but prickly) friends you keep, Kevin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    Ooh, is your backyard a forest? Looks really nice. Why do you use the tray system for cacti though?
    Border of Leyland Cypress. They're on the north side so they don't shade the cacti, but I thought it was a pretty cool backdrop too!

    The flats are really tough trays. They have holes drilled in the bottom but there are also undrained ones and that's what I use for sundews. They are a necessity to transport the plants and can bear a great deal of weight without flexing or dropping plants. Cacti get top-heavy and like to fall over so the trays keep them stable. If there are problems with my greenhouse, I can take all the plants out and shelve them in my basement for protection. I did this twice over the winter during the lowest temps and everything went for 3-day stretches without light. But they didn't freeze to death! Yay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpchick View Post
    How cool! Do you have a greenhouse for winter?
    Yep, but just a cheap one from Harbor Freight. I can't cool it enough to use it during the growing season, but it worked well this winter. Except for when the wind tried to take it away, but I put a stop to that. Lost a lot of stuff from my shelving falling over though.

    Here it is while I was building/filling it up in November:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...harbor+freight

    Quote Originally Posted by BioZest View Post
    @tanukimo, I don't think you would use the tray watering system for cacti. I think the trays might just make them more portable.
    Yup. Wish I could remember what the trays are called. They are invaluable.

    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    Nice collection, but I don't see my favorite cactus, Lophophora williamsii!
    Good luck finding one

    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    /me scans the collection for Euphorbia obesa. Nice (but prickly) friends you keep, Kevin!
    I'm attracted to E. obesa too but haven't got one. Are you familiar with Lithops? Equally cool.
    Eventually I'll be able to play "Where's Waldo?" with all my friends: "Hey, can anyone spot the Euphorbia here?"
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    Luck is nice. Friends in the Big Bend region of TX are better!
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