July 2019 - The story behind the photo

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July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by rodsmith » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:03 pm

I invite you to submit a photo of one of your succulent plants that has an interesting back story. The winner will be the one with the best plant and story (in my opinion :wink: ). Good luck to all entrants.
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Re: July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by el48tel » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:55 pm

rodsmith wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:03 pm
I invite you to submit a photo of one of your succulent plants that has an interesting back story. The winner will be the one with the best plant and story (in my opinion :wink: ). Good luck to all entrants.
What a great idea!
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Just discovered Echinocereus.
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Re: July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by Chris L » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:53 pm

Sometimes the sense of humour that I have proves too strong to resist interpreting the competition theme in a very literal way.

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[there is actually an anecdote about the book in the photo]
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Re: July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by Echinocactus123 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:57 pm

Chris L wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Sometimes the sense of humour that I have proves too strong to resist interpreting the competition theme in a very literal way.

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julycomp2.jpg



[there is actually an anecdote about the book in the photo]
:lol:
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Re: July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by Echinocactus123 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:59 pm

And do you mean only non cactus succulents?
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Re: July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by rodsmith » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:09 am

Echinocactus123 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:59 pm
And do you mean only non cactus succulents?
No I mean all succulent plants, which includes cacti. All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. :wink: :???:
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Re: July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by Echinocactus123 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:10 am

Hello,
This is turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus, it was the cactus that first got me into turbinicarpus with its unusual spines and an endless stream of seeds. It has always really been my show cactus and I like it.

I dont know if this is the type of story you have been looking for but I thought that I would have a go. :lol: :smile:
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Re: July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by rodsmith » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:34 pm


I dont know if this is the type of story you have been looking for but I thought that I would have a go. :lol: :smile:
This is absolutely the sort of thing I had in mind. (tu)
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Re: July 2019 - The story behind the photo

Post by juster » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:16 pm

Well Rod, it seems you have set a bit of a challenge, so here's the photo
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This is a cutting from one of my first ever plants, given to me by my Dad in 1965 - I was still at school. He bought 3 plants from a florist in Penzance, near where we lived. He also found a book, The Flowering of your Cacti, by Edgar Lamb, I've still got it and it cost six shillings, that's 30p in today's money and probably was quite a sum at the time. I've assumed that Dad was trying to get me into a quiet hobby, teenage girls loved The Rolling Stones at the time, or at least this one did! Anyhow, I grew the plants on my bedroom window ledge and was soon 'hooked'; the rest is history, but I'm so glad that Dad set me off on a hobby that has fascinated me for all these years, given me so much interest and so many friends.
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