The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project

Reflections on Life, Family and Community

Our Love Affair with Cacti

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Hello to all followers of Peter’s blog!

Today you finally get to read and view my contribution about my cacti and their beautiful flowers. For many years now I have been growing cacti. Now let me introduce us with a picture of my wife Edda and me. You can also find us in the Kegler-Tree by clicking here (Chart II – IV). You will notice that looking after pretty flowers is not the only thing we do.

Bild 1 Edda Dieter

First of all let’s start with a picture showing the propagation of these plants. At the end of May in 2012 we visited La Gomera Island. We love the Canary Islands. We already spent some time at Lanzarote and at the more distant island of Madeira. On Gomera Island,  from the golden barrel cactus, Echinocactus grusonii  (1), I collected seeds (2) . Back at home I sowed the seeds and within a few days they were beginning to sprout (3). They had to be thinned out (4). Today we have about 220 cacti up to 10 cm in diameter each (5).

Bild 2 Aufzucht

But now let us look at a few examples of these beautiful flowers.

There are cactus aficionados, who later on devote their love to the growing of orchids. But I find that cacti as plants look more beautiful. We hope that you like the pictures.

We wish Peter and Gertrud lots of fun and success with their blogs!

Greetings from Germany!

Edda and Dieter Barge

9 thoughts on “Our Love Affair with Cacti

      1. 4utu

        Not everyone appreciates the beauty of cactus! I love them. I’ve been looking for a large opuntia, the kind that have edible pads and bear prickly pear. They sell the edible pads at many stores here but no luck finding one I could grow my own tuna (that’s what we call the prickly pears). Then one day I decided to buy several of the pads at the store and plant them– the worst thing that could happen was that they wouldn’t grow, right? I planted them 3 months ago and 6 are growing!

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      2. Peter Klopp Post author

        Wow! What a story! This would make a great post on your blog with photos. Now, I know how we are related. My cactus friend in Germany was getting also curious about our ‘relationship’. Haha!

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  1. 4utu

    While there is always the super slight chance we might be related, I was joking 🙂 I said I thought we might be related because we are fellow fans of the cactus!

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