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PostSubject: Lester Meyers collection   Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:50 pm

These are photos i took when at lesters place in 08 i asked him if it was ok to post pics on here and he said it was fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:24 pm

A funny story about this it was a monday at work the job i was on i was to finsh on wednesday prior to all of this i had bought several mail orders from him and was very happy i thought gee i would love to go there so i said to my lovely wife how about a road trip. So thursday morning we got in the car and set off not knowing what to expect. Now gilgandra from adelaide is thirteen hour drive so yes im crazy when it comes to cactus. First stop mildura for a break then onto a relative in parkes stayed there the night then first thing drove onto gilgandra getting there about lunchtime friday not much to do in gilgandra and we waited till two when lester opened up for us. Then it started by now i am hyperventilating my heart is racing i ran around like a mad man taking as many photos as i could, two hours later we said see you at eight in the morning left had dinner and an early night. Eight oclock and there i am keen as mustard to start picking out the plants i wanted to buy. Lester was very helpful and always has been to me by now the time was two oclock evrything packed in the car ready for home. I was totally blown away by his collection and still i would love to one day have some thing like this maybe i will. This is thirty + years of work truly inspiring to anyone keen on cactus. Anyway two thirty we left lesters for long drive home this time we thought since i was born in broken hill we will drive back that way boy what a long lonely boring drive home atleast i was still on a high form lesters got to broken hill about 10:30 at night i thought no lets keep driving so i did thirteen hours straight back from gilly only cause i was on such a high but never again and never that way. Im going back in spring cant wait wont rush it though. I will let the photos do the talking now any questions please ask any feed back is great. I did a cd of photos lots to many for here so i will just do the good pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:54 pm

I just love seeing mature plants and they are everywere here ill show more pics tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:28 pm

Ill show pics of everything outside then inside i have done a copy of pics on cd if anyone wants one pm me.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:52 pm

Although i have more photos of outside ill show them later now onto the inside. Photos might look ok but they just dont do it justice.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:56 pm

Poor lester i spoke to him yesterday he said he is repotting entire collection half this year half next. Thats alot of repotting.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:03 pm

All of these potted plants are prt of his collection not for sale ill show sales plants later.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:03 pm

Now *that* is a cactus garden! And it really is damn near all cacti too... I only see a handful of non-cacti species in the mix.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:24 pm

Yes mainly cacti although there are some succulents about 90% cacti though. Lester turns 70 this year although you woulndt know he looks more like late fifties early sixties. He has been collecting most of his live so there is alot of knowlegde he has gained and he is always willng to share.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:35 pm

Awesome!

You got close ups of the feros and was it some biggy stenocacti that I saw in there too?
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:07 pm

Some nicer photos to come im just warming it up he has a beautiful inground collection under cover it will blow your mind ill do more pics tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:49 pm

GO LESTER!!! that is the most awesome collection of cacti i have ever seen!!!

Great story too cactuscook!!! Keep em coming

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:24 am

wowww that is so special, its like a fairytale fantasy land all so packed in there.
i wnt to visit lester this year as we were travelling through nsw, so went out west way, which was surprisingly fertile and much less depressing than i thought it would be ... i contacted lester and we drove to gilgandra, slept out beside some railway tracks so we could be there in the morning. we got there and waited... and waited... but he had taken ill and wasnt able to meet us or contact us. so very disapointing as i dont know when i am likely to get there again. but i was relieved to hear he was ok as it was a bit of a worry not knowing what had happened to him.
thanks heaps for the photos and please do put up as many as you like!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:30 pm

Cool, Thanks for the pics Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:56 pm

Infront of the melos are some fero chrysacanthus flowering these are the biggest ive ever seen maybe the largest in aust.


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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lester Meyers collection   Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:21 pm

I have nearly used up my flikr account for the month so ill only put another five or so pics until next month. SORRY
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