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honestgreensco

Gardener, Landscaper and Farmer. Edible Landscaping; Permaculture Farm. Irrigation & Lighting. Ag. Consulting; https://www.etsy.com/shop/Honestgreens

Cereus repandus syn. Cereus peruvianus

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honestgreensco

Peruvian apple cactus 🌵 #peruvianapplecacti #droughttolerant #fall #farmer #farming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #naturephotogryaphy #landscaping #lancaster #losangeles #california #gardening #garden #la #cali #cereusperuvianus #peruvianapplecactus #cactuslover #cactus #foodforrest #permaculture

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honestgreensco

9'+ peruvian apple cactus 🌵 ♥ #cereusperuvianus #agave #peruvianapplecacti #agriculture #fall #farmer #cacti #farming #succulents #gardening #plantphotography #lowsunplants #nature #fruiting #plants #entrepreneur #naturephotography #landscaping #losangeles #california #permaculture #lancaster #desertscapes #waterwise #cereus #foodforrest #healthyfood #food

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honestgreensco

@cyndi it was like 105 F that day 🙃😂

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honestgreensco

@cyndi i get alot of wind in summer sometimes up to 30mph so for a desert it always feels ok. Sometimes wind makes 105 feel like 80, but we stay a little cooler then city

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honestgreensco

@cyndi i just use a generator for now because i rarely use power, but when i use more imma build myself a solar array/wind turbine and both will be hooked into batteries for storage

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honestgreensco

@cyndi yup i hope so too, its cheaper then hooking into grid actually, solar and wind very cheap now, so if people know about options i feel this is the future just based on $

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bobbyball

Amazing landscape!

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honestgreensco

@bobbyball wait till it rains desert turns gold 😊👌

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fearlessthereforepowerful

Question about your Peruvians... I recently took ownership of several mature cacti, potted. I presume it’s safer to leave them potted through winter (zone 9a) and assess if I want to ground plant in the spring? We rarely see cold below 40F, but I don’t want to risk these guys. I have some sectioned props that I’m willing to risk ground planting, I can cover when it gets cold, but I’ll drag the large into the garage if temps really drop. Or am I being too candya$$ about them?

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honestgreensco

@fearlessthereforepowerful it depends, these will be fine down to 30F without stress, 10-29F they will change colors and look sad. Under 10f and under hig chance of death, cover with shadecloth if temporary. Id leve outside if it is rare to see 40F, theyll grow much quicker outside. Where do you live because fall/early winter is actually best time to plant anything so it gets less hot sun, and rain in winter to establish. Lol no you are not overreacting lol. I had same questions at 1 time

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fearlessthereforepowerful

Thanks for taking the time. These are special to me, two of them came from Garfield Park Conservatory, so I’d like to make sure I don’t damage any of them. I’m in St Augustine, FL so there is a real risk of hurricanes here. I was thinking I may leave them potted just so I have options to bring into shelter. That poses another question - one is about 8’. I may have to lay him down if I ever needed to bring him in for a hurricane. How bad would that be???

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honestgreensco

These do well in pots. If you have to house them you can cut one the cuttings at the top off. The cut with sprout 2 new branches out of it, an u can replant the head. If you brought in and put sideways it wouldnt be bad, it will grow really funky but wont die. Just turn it when you can to have even light coverage.

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honestgreensco

Another shot of the peruvian apple cactus flower 😀👍 #cactus #cacti #pitaya #flowers #peruvianapplecactus #agriculture #sembrador #summer #garden #gardening #foodforrest #gardener #farmer #farm #farming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #flores #naturephotography #landscaping #permaculture #losangeles #ediblelandscaping #california #lancaster #mojavedesert

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Dragon_Warrior

Stunning 💕

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honestgreensco

@lovestogarden thank you ✌

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honestgreensco

@Dragon_Warrior thanks 🙏

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angiie

How pretty!

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honestgreensco

@angiie 🙏❤

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honestgreensco

Finally caught some of the flowers! They only open up at night, and are pollinated by bats. They are so large and beautiful. Ive never smelled something so sweet 😀👍 #cactus #cacti #pitaya #flowers #peruvianapplecactus #agriculture #sembrador #summer #garden #gardening #foodforrest #gardener #farmer #farm #farming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #flores #naturephotography #landscaping #permaculture #losangeles #ediblelandscaping #california #lancaster #mojavedesert

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godfreye

What a wonderful flower 🤗

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honestgreensco

@godfreye truly is 🙂✌

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honestgreensco

Check out this peruvian apple cactus full of flowers! Havent even applied fertilizer yet, but it looks like they are loving the mulch ! 😀👌 next week fertilizing everything on the farm. #cactus #cacti #pitaya #flowers #peruvianapplecactus #agriculture #sembrador #summer #garden #gardening #foodforrest #gardener #farmer #farm #farming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #naturephotography #landscaping #permaculture #losangeles #ediblelandscaping #california #lancaster #mojavedesert

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honestgreensco

This peruvian apple cactus' flowers🌸 are ready to open up at night for the bats 🦇 i sadly havent made any night runs to my farm lately, so i havent seen any flowering, but many have been pollinated. I cant wait to see the bats lol. My agaves are also pollinated by bats. Alot of people dont give bats the time of day, they are very helpful to ecosystems. #peruvianapplecactus #cactus #cacti #fallfruit #summerflowers #gyo #fruit #growyourown #food #permaculture #ediblelandscaping #foodscaping

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honestgreensco

#foodforrest #summer #garden #gardening #gardener #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #naturephotography #landscaping #la #losangeles #cali #california #lancaster #mojavedesert #highdesert

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honestgreensco

Check out how many flowers this peruvian apple cacti has. There are like 6 small ones up in coming too! All the peruvian apple cacti orchard cuttings have flowers and this fall/winter ill have my 1st harvests 😀👌 i thought these were ready by summer like common mexican pitayas(organ pipe cactus) but after some more research today i found out these fruit later then alot of other cacti, which are usually fruiting in summer. That is probably due to it being from south america. Super exited for all

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honestgreensco

the incoming fruit 🤤 #peruvianapplecactus #cactus #cacti #fallfruit #summerflowers #gyo #fruit #growyourown #food #permaculture #ediblelandscaping #foodscaping #foodforrest #summer #garden #gardening #gardener #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #naturephotography #landscaping #la #losangeles #cali #california #lancaster #mojavedesert #highdesert

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suerichards

Wow 😮

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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honestgreensco

At this point the peruvian apple cacti are taunting me 🤭 dozens and dozens of flowers throughout, but they are too young. i just wanted to try one fruit 😂 i missed their fruit cycle by a few months. #cactus #cacti #pitaya #peruvianapplecactus #agriculture #sembrador #summer #garden #gardening #gyo #gardener #farmer #farm #farming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #naturephotography #landscaping #la #losangeles #cali #california #lancaster #mojavedesert #growyourown #fruit

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columbiariver

There's always next year. Not to worry!

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honestgreensco

@columbiariver you are right 😁 they are saying be patient 🙂

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columbiariver

The plants speak to us

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