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by jonni13 on February 07, 2006 10:39 AM
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by jonni13 on February 07, 2006 10:47 AM
And one more, (Maybe)
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Anyway, I want to do something like this. I've been collecting.

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by Triss on February 07, 2006 11:30 AM
Oh WOW! That looks so nice. I bet you can do that in your area so easily. Is that all lava type rock? That is so darn pretty. Never new cacti could be so pretty and it looks so colorful too. Another thing I never thought of when thinking of cacti.

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by jonni13 on February 07, 2006 11:32 AM
Well, not awful fond of prickly things. I will probably hypertuffa some of my own rocks. But I saw this and I want it or my own version of it. Cool, huh?

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by Triss on February 07, 2006 11:36 AM
Now THAT is a great idea. Then you can get the spaces for the plants all set up. I cannot wait to see that. What have you got for it so far and do you know right where you are going to put it? Will you be able to have sand walkways or will it just blow away? This is a really neat project and I cannot wait to see it come about.

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by jonni13 on February 07, 2006 11:51 AM
Well, I have to revamp an area by my pond. And I'm planning on a little at a time. And sand will stay where I want it but I may use some crushed shells as well. I'm just playing with the whole idea and collecting suitable plants right now.
Different succ's have such architecture all on their own. This is such a great way to showcase them.

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by Triss on February 07, 2006 11:56 AM
Ok, so all of those were succulents, not cacti. Is the difference just the pricklies? Or is there some major "structural" difference as well. Know what I mean.

It really is a good way to showcase them especially if you are making your own rock that you can add a bit of color to if you want to show off something even more.

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by jonni13 on February 07, 2006 12:11 PM
The last pic is a true cactus. Christmas cactus is also a true cactus. Not all cactus have thorns or prickles. And some other succ's do have thorns; euphobias and agaves to name two. Just where ever possible I avoid thorns. But for some of the forms or blooms I can tolerate some thorns.

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by Triss on February 07, 2006 12:44 PM
If it looks good enough, I would do thorns as well. I found out the Japanese Bayberry in front of the house is FULL of thorns, but it is so pretty....

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by plants 'n pots on February 07, 2006 09:02 PM
Tina - those pictures are terrific!
I'd love to have something like that as well, but unfortunately can't here in zone 6, so I collect all sorts of cacti and succulents for indoors. Some go out on the deck for the summer, where they get a really nice red coloration.

The third picture struck me as an octopus when I first saw it - neat!

The top picture reminds me of Sarah's aquariums!

Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

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by jonni13 on February 07, 2006 10:09 PM
I saw these pics a few months ago and have been dreaming/planning my own version. Because it's so cool. I want to do it by my pond because that's the best spot I have for it. We'll see how it all works out.

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by jonni13 on February 08, 2006 04:01 AM
I have succ's in waiting. First one side of my shade house
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by jonni13 on February 08, 2006 04:04 AM
A few more
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And I have other's around my yard to add. I am serious about doing something like this.

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by Triss on February 08, 2006 04:16 AM
WOW! You have all the plants you need for it Tina, now you just need to get the rocks in place. Those are some neat looking plants!

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by cinta on February 08, 2006 06:38 AM
We can do it in our zone 6 with hardy succulents. I saw this on another forum also and I am doing two. One of hardy succulents outside and one in an aquarium inside for the tender sedums.

Here are some hardy succulents that are for zone 5-8
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by jonni13 on February 08, 2006 06:57 AM
Hi Cinta (aka audwoman) I, uh, borrowed that project from the same "other forum". I didn't know you were you until I just saw your name on your album. It's nice to spread the gardening cheer around.

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by BeckyB on February 08, 2006 07:10 AM
Tina, I LOVE those pics of you next dream project. It inspired me to do something on a much smaller scale to have in my house. I live in a quite moist zone so I wouldn't be able to have anything like that outside here. Thanks for the inspiration, I can't wait to see how your project turns out.

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by Triss on February 08, 2006 09:49 AM
What are those cinta?

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by cinta on February 08, 2006 10:01 AM
Yes Tina, spread the wealth. I have been collecting also. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I have the plants I just need to figure out the rocks so it does not cost a fortune. LOL!

Triss they are hardy succulents. We can grow colorful succulents in our zone. They live under snow and ice. I will PM you a site to check them out.

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by Triss on February 08, 2006 10:09 AM
Do you know the names though? That look really cool. What zone are you in? I do not recognize "Penna".

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by cinta on February 08, 2006 10:18 AM
I am zone 5/6. Pennsylvania is North.

I am sorry I said look under Succulents I meant Sedum.
There are many in the pot some are.

Sedum anacampseros
Sedum cauticola
Sedum dasyphyllum 'Lilac Mound'
Sedum dasyphyllum 'Luigi Pirandello'
Sedum hispanicum

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by Triss on February 08, 2006 10:22 AM
Thanks for that cinta!

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by jonni13 on February 08, 2006 10:27 AM
Cinta, down in Banter Hall, in Coffee house 297 on page 5 & 6 there are a photo of the same plant. Can you look at it? I think it's a sedum of some sort.

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by cinta on February 08, 2006 10:54 AM
Jonni, It looks like Sedum anacampseros.

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by jonni13 on February 08, 2006 10:59 AM
Thank-you. I went back and looked as well and found a post I'd missed before. Some one IDed it as donkey spurge? Is that a common name for the anacamseros? Or are we talking two different plants here?
Oh and please call me Tina. When I registered I got it backwards. Jonni is my daughter and I use her name for alter egoes all the time.

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by cinta on February 08, 2006 11:05 AM
Cinta is my daughter's name. LOL. Yep, they are in the same family. But anacamseros grows the same but is hardy for my area.

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by jonni13 on February 08, 2006 11:17 AM
Thank-you, Cinta/Aud

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by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 04:17 AM
Here are some of my succ's waiting their turn to be showcased. Mean while they are planted around the yard.
This is a partrige breast aloe in bloom
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And a platter plant. This is about 12" across and hugs the ground flat
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Fancy frills
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by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 04:20 AM
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This one has carbuncles. It's so weird and woonderful  -
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by Triss on February 09, 2006 04:57 AM
Those are all very cool Tina. Very unique plants!

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by plants 'n pots on February 09, 2006 08:40 AM
Terrific plants, Tina!

I wish Jillie was here - she and JoAnn had a wonderful collection of succulents, and lived just outside of Hollywood.

She would love the plans you are making for this special garden.

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by barleychown on February 09, 2006 10:08 AM
Tina, that is just way awesome! I love the look...you will have to take lots of pics when you get started! [grin]

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by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 10:13 AM
Before, during and after [thumb] I saw it a few monthes ago and have been dreaming, planning and stocking up for it ever since.

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by comfrey on February 09, 2006 10:48 AM
Oh great ideas and wonderful plants everyone!

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by cinta on February 10, 2006 12:33 PM
Tina, some more of what I have collected. We have both been deaming about that pic.
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by jonni13 on February 10, 2006 12:58 PM
I have most of those, too. are they hardy in your zone or are they for your aquarium? And What is the last one? I don't have that one.

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by cinta on February 11, 2006 12:47 AM
These are for the aquarium. Not hardy for my zone.

The last one is a bromelaid so it will do really good in the aquaium. I plan to use that one as a replacement for the octopus look.

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by plants 'n pots on February 11, 2006 01:57 AM
I just bought some of the cryptanthus (bromeliad) last week at Home Depot -
I posted these pictures in a CH then, but it's worth reposting them here now.
It said that they like conditions similar to AVs.

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by jonni13 on February 11, 2006 02:23 AM
I knew I had seen them before, recently.

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by cinta on February 11, 2006 02:33 AM
Those are beautiful. I think they may be my next collection passion.

Yes they do come in different colors. I have a sight book marked there 1,000s of colors.

plants 'n pots, I cannot see the one in the back real clear. That one looks like a sanseveria birds nest. If it is a Sans it does not like the same conditions as Bromelaids. I have one in my album in a elephant pot. Look at it and see if it is similar.

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by plants 'n pots on February 11, 2006 03:54 AM
Cinta - the one in the background is a snake plant - I had just photographed my new purchases together at first. Thanks for pointing that out.

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by jonni13 on February 11, 2006 05:02 AM
I moved the photos at the beginning of this thread because they were not my own. Sorry.

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by jonni13 on February 13, 2006 05:24 AM
I have my first rock for my succ garden. I'm getting there.
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by plants 'n pots on February 13, 2006 06:19 AM
Great colors in that rock - nice shape too!

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by cinta on February 13, 2006 07:21 AM
Tina, I like, I like.....

Pennsylvania has so many rocks I wish I could stop the car when I see one but they are always on a highway.

I am torn if I want to do my other succulent garden in the Pennsylvania rock color or if I want to go with a beige.

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by jonni13 on February 13, 2006 08:25 AM
That's a natural lava rock. It's light weight-wise in comparison to our local boulders of the same size but still pretty heavy. It's a touch under three ft. tall and two wide at the base. I want fairly colorful rocks for mine.

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by Triss on February 13, 2006 11:45 AM
That is a great rock Tina. Did you have it on your property already? Do you need to go on a rock hunt too? I am gearing up for one!

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by jonni13 on February 13, 2006 12:31 PM
I'm going to try to make some of my own rocks for this project, because I want them large with nooks and crannies for the plants. I've been planning and plotting for awhile now.
Enjoy your rock hunting. I've been there done that.

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by Triss on February 13, 2006 12:53 PM
I knew you wanted to do some hypertuffa rocks. Those will be really cool!

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by cinta on February 13, 2006 02:13 PM
I think my plan now is to see how colorful the plants I am able to find as to if the plants will look better against the beige river rocks or the desert red color.

I was looking at the designs he has created have been done both ways.

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