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.ilUli.
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Hello from Orange County, CA

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Hello, I‘m Uli and I‘ve had cacti on and off my whole life, ever since I was given my first Mammillaria bocasana as a young teen. I say I had cacti, because they were just cute plants I placed on my window sill, watered on occasion and that was that. Recently I started wanting to know more about these plants, particularly how I can encourage them to bloom more, something that my window sill cacti rarely did. I looked into placing them outdoors, which I find surprisingly challenging given my pretty ideal location. The problem is that with our small backyard I struggle to find a spot that gets enough sun, yet not necessarily midday sun, and doesn’t get hit by the sprinklers. Also, I do want to be able to see and enjoy my collection from inside the house. As it is I see some re-landscaping of the backyard in my near future :wink:
Just a beginner trying to learn and keep my cacti alive and happy. Zone 10a
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Welcome Uli. How many cacti are you growing?
Jerry Smith
Bloomingdale, NJ
45 inches (114 cm) rain equivalent per year, approx. evenly spread per month
2012 USDA Hardiness Zone 6b: -5F to OF (-20C to -18C) min.
.ilUli.
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I only have a small collection, 17, including a 30 year old Golden Barrel that I had the brilliant idea to pay attention to and move it to a more prominent spot in the yard only to expose it to too much sun too quickly.
Just a beginner trying to learn and keep my cacti alive and happy. Zone 10a
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I have sunburned more than a few plants in my life.
Jerry Smith
Bloomingdale, NJ
45 inches (114 cm) rain equivalent per year, approx. evenly spread per month
2012 USDA Hardiness Zone 6b: -5F to OF (-20C to -18C) min.
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gemhunter178
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Welcome!
A cactus and succulent collector who especially likes Ariocarpus. …Though I have a bit of everything! Want some pictures? See my flickr! I also do art and such.
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Hi Uli
I'm from Orange County and we have many dedicated growers here

Check out our club "The Orange County Cactus and Succulent Society"
http://www.CandDplants.com

Craig and Denise Fry
.ilUli.
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C And D wrote: Sun Aug 21, 2022 2:53 pm Hi Uli
I'm from Orange County and we have many dedicated growers here

Check out our club "The Orange County Cactus and Succulent Society"
Oh nice! I will check out the club, thanks for the info :)
Just a beginner trying to learn and keep my cacti alive and happy. Zone 10a
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