OT: Cacti. Was: New member

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Wed, 07 Jan 2009 07:44:43 PST
Hi Pam and Dennis,

Pam, welcome to PBS.  It's a great group.

OT Cacti:  Dennis, I grow some cacti outdoors here in central Indiana.  I 
have a feral Opuntia (not humifusa, maybe phaeacantha) from northern 
Indiana, some O. phaeacantha from my niece's neighborhood in Centennial, 
Colorado (a suburb southwest of Denver), and some tiny little things from 
High Country Gardens.

The tiny ones include Escobaria sandbergii, Escobaria sneedii, Escobaria 
vivipara bisbeana, Opuntia whipplei, Opuntia viridiflora, Pediocactus 
simpsonii, Echinocereus coccineus, Echinocereus reichenbachii caespitosus, 
and Echinocereus viridiflorus.   The latter are currently undergoing their 
first winter outdoors in Indiana.  This is therefor an experiment, not a 
gardening recommendation.

There are some pretty hardy cacti around.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 09:13 AM 1/7/2009 -0600, you wrote:
>No, I don't grow my cactus outside, as I don't believe mine are hardy.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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