April 09 2004 After the winter, all plants you
sent last fall are in absolutely fine condition! They stayed outside the
whole winter, on my somewhat sheltered balcony not far from the centre
of Berlin. Temperatures, however, were not quite extreme this winter,
and there was rather little snow. Anyway, the plants were kept away from
most precipitation and only once covered by a bit of snow.
Sclerocactus glaucus together with Gymnocalycium chubutense
(top) and bruchii var. niveum (left) which are also fine.