January 2018 - Winter Blues

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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by ChrisR » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:53 pm

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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by Frank103 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:43 pm

I am surprised that no-one has posted a photo of a Pilosocereus yet - I think the bluest of all cactus genera.
This is one of my favourite plants:
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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by Frank103 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:04 am

[quote="MikeT"]Slow start to the New Year, Rod

Here are a few shades of blue:

If it's winter here, it's summer in the southern hemisphere, just right for Puya

These are all great photos but I love the Puya and bird! Where was this taken?
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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by Phil_SK » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:33 am

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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by MikeT » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:22 pm

Frank103 wrote:These are all great photos but I love the Puya and bird! Where was this taken?
In the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Frank; linked to Sydney Botanic Garden and about 30 miles inland from Sydney

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I just can't work this one out. Is it a furry Coryphantha, or is it a Mammillaria with terminal botrytis? The latter fits the title better - but I hope it's not!
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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by Phil_SK » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:48 pm

MikeT wrote:Phil
I just can't work this one out. Is it a furry Coryphantha, or is it a Mammillaria with terminal botrytis? The latter fits the title better - but I hope it's not!
It was a Tephrocactus alexanderi 'geometricus' seedling.
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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by Jim_Mercer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:05 pm

Found some blue today while looking at pictures in Photoshop!
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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by rodsmith » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:14 pm

Jim_Mercer wrote:Found some blue today while looking at pictures in Photoshop!
Hmm!
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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by MikeT » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:59 pm

Last time I was in B & Q, there were Phalaenopsis orchids with bright blue flowers. They're produced by watering a white flowered orchid with blue dye. Presumably it could work for Crassula ovata. Though Photoshop will be quicker.
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Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Post by rodsmith » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:04 am

Thanks to all for your contributions. Specially commended are the offerings of Puya bertoniana by Mike T, Paul in Essex's blown over greenhouse, Chris R for the snow covered mesem and Jim Mercer for his cheeky blue offering. However, the winner is Frank103 with his very blue Pilosocereus.

Over to you Frank for the February subject.
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