Prickly growth

A look at some prickly new growth.


Few words today. Opuntia 'Dark Night' wakes up.


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As does Pachypodium lamerei, after living in a dark corner indoors as a large spiked stick for months:



My Christmas cholla isn't doing great, but better this spring than last:



Not sure which Opuntia this was...


And this Cylindropuntia whipplei is so slow:


It will be surrounded by bigger potted non-hardy succulents this year, so maybe it will get a hint and start moving a bit faster.

It also has this growing next to it:


Which I think is a California poppy, although I don't know specifically which kind or if that's even correct. I sprinkled a lot of seed packets in this area...

Have a wonderful weekend that brings you the weather you're hoping for!

It will be cool here in St. Louis, but for you in the upper midwest and central plains, maybe colder than you really want?

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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (May 13, 2016 at 12:28 PM)  

It's always so exciting so see new growth on cactus. One of my favorite sights of spring.

Beautiful California poppy, too. It's a darker selection, maybe 'Red Chief'.

outlawgardener  – (May 13, 2016 at 1:12 PM)  

One thing about growing cacti - they can never call you spineless. Great shots of these prickly characters!

Mark and Gaz  – (May 13, 2016 at 3:47 PM)  

A delicate looking stage, before they become fierce like the rest!

Anna K  – (May 15, 2016 at 11:53 PM)  

Wonderful shots of your spiny wonders, Alan! It cooled off over here too - it is both wet and wonderful! :)

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