First flower's buds on the
wooly top of my Pediocactus despainii in the green house!
rock garden with the test plants in outdoors.
November 29 2003
The test plants looks very fine, here the climate
has been very rainy and foggy. Finally a sunny
day good to take some picture of the test plants.
The test "field" outdoors without any protection
The winter test plants
January 26 2004
In Italy it is snowing a lot everywhere, but
here we have had only little snow and frost. This are the photos of the
test “rock garden” and of Pediocactus partially covered by frosted
snow. Now temp is -5° C. (the minimum temp was
January 27 2004
The snow has arrived! The "terra cotta" pot with the test plans is
now covered by 15cm of snow.
Outdoors after two weeks of daily rain.
In the greenhouse the flowers are enlarging very fast.
February 24 2004 The wheatear is very wet,
here it rains almost every day, but plants outdoors are still dormant.I
start watering the plants in the greenhouse at the beginning of
February, in only three weeks
doubled their size, they are not so compact and natural looking as the
plants in exterior and flowers are enlarging very fast.
Brown spots at tubercles base
Healthy plants in a windy place
March 03 2004
In the past week we have had a lot of snow, now the snow has almost
completely smelt. The Pediocactus show some brown spot on the bottom of
tubercles and on the flower buds (an identical instance was previously
signalled by Yannick in Slovenia).
But some other pediocactus I placed in a more windy (and cold) place
are instead very healthy. This plants love
March 18 2004 The plants in the greenhouse are starting blooming,
The one outdoors are still in dormancy:
April 21 2004
The Pediocactus in the garden outdoors are blooming, they are really
The flowers of the plants in the garden are of an intense tone and of a
best shape if compared with the one in the greenhouse.
May 23 2004 The new spines of Slerocactus glaucus in outdoor are
really strong and colorfull!!!
April 2005 the Pediocactus produced lot of flowers (minimum winter
) We have had some problems due to the snails that
eat the flowers bud of the Sclerocactus glaucus and damaged the stems of pediocactuses.