February 2019 - Astrophytum

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February 2019 - Astrophytum

Post by rodsmith » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:05 am

Message for SpikyMike. As you won the January competition it's your turn to choose the subject for February. :smile:
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Re: February photo competition

Post by Tony R » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:31 am

rodsmith wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:05 am
Message for SpikyMike. As you won the January competition it's your turn to choose the subject for February. :smile:
Hi Rod, I know Juster (the January judge) has been trying to contact him; he was last active on the Forum on Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:00 pm.
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Re: February photo competition

Post by juster » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:49 pm

Yes I have now sent Mike both a PM and an e mail. If anyone knows him, and he is not on holiday, please give him a nudge.
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Re: February photo competition

Post by SpikyMike » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:17 pm

Hi all. Thanks for the messages! V chuffed to have won the Jan photo competition! Thanks. (Apols I’ve been away)

Hmmmm. Now for a Feb. Topic. How about photo of an Astrophytum.....
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Re: February 2019 - Astrophytum

Post by Chris L » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:29 pm

astrophytum_myriostigma_nudum[2011_001a].jpg
Astrophytum myriostigma v nudum
astrophytum_coahuilense[2014_001a].jpg
Astrophytum coahuilense
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Re: February 2019 - Astrophytum

Post by rodsmith » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:19 pm

Here are some of my Astrophytum photos:
Astrophytum asterias super kabuto flower 4 July 2013 (6).JPG
A. asterias Super Kabuto
Astrophytum capricorne 10 flowers 23 Aug 2012 (2).jpg
A. capricorne
Astrophytum flowers 20 July 2014 (2).JPG
Astrophytum various
Astrophytum myriostigma flower 10 July 2015 (3).JPG
A. myriostigma
Astrophytum capricorne flower 27 June 2015.JPG
A. capricorne
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Re: February 2019 - Astrophytum

Post by MattGibbs » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:20 pm

A couple of flowers I had last year, first flowering seedling :smile:
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Re: February 2019 - Astrophytum

Post by KathyM » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:51 am

Seeing as everyone else has gone for flowers, how about some seeds?
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Astrophytum myriostigma seeds
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Re: February 2019 - Astrophytum

Post by el48tel » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:01 pm

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No flowers or seeds - just anticipation
Continuing a journey of discovery as I grow cactus seeds and offsets, and discover all kinds of wonderful plants in Cactus Nurseries. Just love Echinopsis, Lithops, Aeoniums and Gymnocalycium .... and....and .... now discovering Rebutia (thought I'd never bother having lost one a winter ago) and Sulcorebutia and Aylostera .... from where did those Echinocereus plants arrive?
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Re: February 2019 - Astrophytum

Post by SpikyMike » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:04 pm

Thanks for posting some lovely pictures of Astrophytum species. All wonderful pictures. Loved the vivid flowers in Rodsmith’s collection. And an unusual take with DianeM’s seed pods! But I have decided to give winning slot to el48tel. At this time of year it’s so nice to see the promise of Poland’s starting to bud - and this picture made me think of spring and promises of things to come. Well done - and over to you for March topic selection!

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