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Nihil Loc
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Posted 06/18/09 - 2:12 PM:
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Hylocereus species.

Member of the night blooming cacti.
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Posted 06/18/09 - 2:52 PM:

Nice photograph,Nihil Loc.smiling face

is this cacti a blossoming one?

Have you photographed some blooming ones too(in night when they bloom)?

Do they bloom very rarely?

What is the blooming mechanism?

Why are they rare? and why do they blossom rarely?




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Posted 06/18/09 - 3:01 PM:

A link:

Night blooming cacti
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Posted 06/18/09 - 3:13 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:


Hylocereus species.

Member of the night blooming cacti.

pretty clap

i like the gradient greens with shades of blue here and there, daylight coming through mist, makes me miss hawaii
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Posted 06/18/09 - 5:36 PM:



Golden bamboo
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Posted 06/18/09 - 5:42 PM:

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Golden bamboo

beautiful, was it taken on kauai?
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Posted 06/18/09 - 6:39 PM:

Lib wrote:
is this cacti a blossoming one?


Yes. I didn't take the following picture but it is the same flower, quite spectacular. Think it blooms about twice a year but does not fruit. Dragonfruit (Pitaya) is nearly indistinguishable from what I photographed.



What is the blooming mechanism?


Not sure but I don't think it has to do with photoperiod.

Why are they rare? and why do they blossom rarely?


They are not rare, but a hardy and pervasive cacti. When they do blossom they go all out (5-6 large flowers).



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Posted 06/18/09 - 8:32 PM:

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beautiful, was it taken on kauai?


No, from the backyard in southern Cal this afternoon. My wife has kind of a bamboo fixation go'n on. She has golden, blue, black, candy cane, buddha belly, to name a few.
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Posted 06/18/09 - 8:45 PM:

Praxis wrote:
No, from the backyard in southern Cal this afternoon. My wife has kind of a bamboo fixation go'n on. She has golden, blue, black, candy cane, buddha belly, to name a few.


Too cool. Bamboo is awesome stuff. I heard it qualifies a good crop for carbon storage since it grows so fast and can be used as building and furniture material. We all should be pro bamboo. Though once established in the ground it is a nightmare to get out (or so I hear).
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Posted 06/18/09 - 10:31 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:


Yes. I didn't take the following picture but it is the same flower, quite spectacular. Think it blooms about twice a year but does not fruit. Dragonfruit (Pitaya) is nearly indistinguishable from what I photographed.


Photograph of night blooming cacti Hylocereus






A very beautiful picture indeed. Never thought that horny cacti has such beautiful nuggets.clap


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Edited by Thinker13 on 06/19/09 - 11:47 PM
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Posted 06/18/09 - 10:59 PM:



Epiphyllum is going to bloom tonight.
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Posted 06/18/09 - 11:05 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:

Epiphyllum is going to bloom tonight.


Epiphyllum buds



Buds on top seem like claws,they are going to bloom beautifully,Nihil Loc. Go,get set,'on your mark',then 'shoot',you can not dare to miss it.wink
thumb upthumb upthumb up



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Nihil Loc wrote:
Epiphyllum Blooms



Aha!clap. Beautiful,lovely unfolding of consciousness!wheenod.

Are they fragrant Nihil Loc ? How do they smell?



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Edited by Thinker13 on 06/19/09 - 11:50 PM
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Posted 06/19/09 - 2:26 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:
We all should be pro bamboo. Though once established in the ground it is a nightmare to get out (or so I hear).


Yep, we have ours all contained in raised beds.



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Posted 06/19/09 - 3:52 PM:

Are they fragrant Nihil Loc ? How do they smell?


They have no fragrance.

Yep, we have ours all contained in raised beds.


Cool, what else is growing in there?

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Posted 06/19/09 - 5:46 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:
Cool, what else is growing in there?


My wife is off for the summer so the list keeps growing.

Incidentally, we were in Washington DC a couple of months ago and visited the US botanical garden. A must see for botanical aficionados. There are a dozen different habitats you can walk through from desert to tropical.

This was one remarkable blossom, though I don't recall the name of it.

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Posted 06/19/09 - 6:46 PM:

Cool Praxis,perhaps Nihil Loc may tell us the name!nod




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Posted 06/19/09 - 10:27 PM:

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Cool Praxis,perhaps Nihil Loc may tell us the name!nod


Don't know what it is but I may find out. Is it a blossom of the tree in the immediate background?

edit: How about we refrain from (re)posting doubles of anyone's pic (just a suggestion).
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Don't know what it is but I may find out. Is it a blossom of the tree in the immediate background?

i believe that is a brownea macrophylla. i photographed some of them myself at the botanical garden in hawaii (they conveniently had the plants labeled with what kind they were)

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edit: How about we refrain from (re)posting doubles of anyone's pic (just a suggestion).

sounds good to me but how can we identify which photos we're referring to when they are the only thing in the post? i suggest we title the photos then we can quote the title instead of the photo thumb up
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Posted 06/19/09 - 11:54 PM:

libertygrl wrote:

sounds good to me but how can we identify which photos we're referring to when they are the only thing in the post? i suggest we title the photos then we can quote the title instead of the photo thumb up



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edit: How about we refrain from (re)posting doubles of anyone's pic
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Good piece of advice,it would render thread more orderly.



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Posted 06/20/09 - 12:22 AM:

Lib wrote:
i believe that is a brownea macrophylla


I'll have to look for this tree at my local botanical garden.

We can always reference threads using the thread # in the upper right hand corner Names would work well too.
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Posted 06/20/09 - 12:32 AM:

I seldom get to see the more temperate plants of the continental U.S. Redwoods are supposedly on Maui somewhere high up.

California State Trees:

Sequoia sempervirens
S. gigantea

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Posted 06/20/09 - 12:24 PM:

Seems like an old tree[the front most one]. No?


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Posted 06/23/09 - 2:54 PM:



Finished this part of our garden yesterday, having put the grass in. Everything is pretty small and young, including the bamboo.
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