Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: A visit to the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 21, 2013 11:39 AM CST
We went to the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley over the weekend...and we love their plant collections, for sure worth another visit when the other plants are back from dormancy. In the meantime just sharing the photos of some of their cacti/succulent collection:
These ones are in a heated and very dry greenhouse: Sorry for some reason my photos goes sideways even if they are right side up in my hard drive Rolling my eyes.
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And these are the ones basking outdoors:
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 21, 2013 12:05 PM CST
Fabulous!

I find this often happens with pictures from a phone?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 21, 2013 1:58 PM CST
That seems to be right Hetty, photos I took using a camera phone hmmm interesting, but I do download first to our hard drive before I upload. And my upload to other websites are coming out right side up, only here in ATP that it is getting lopsided..sadly.. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Jan 21, 2013 3:47 PM CST
It happened to me with phone pics as well, but not always???

Great pics though Tarev, it is a beautiful botanical garden.
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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Jan 21, 2013 7:01 PM CST
I especially love the Aloe dorothea. The deep red they can get on those smooth succulent leaves always reminded of those old vinyl seats in diners, lol.

I finally got one of the plants from a local nursery. Some nearby it had mites, so they doused it for me but I've been taking my time getting it into the ground for fear of infecting any other plants. Does anyone know the optimal time to plant aloes, or does it matter?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 21, 2013 7:04 PM CST
Many Aloes bloom in the winter, so I would guess you may want to wait to repot it until after their blooming season.
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Jan 28, 2013 10:10 AM CST
Thanks Hetty.... I went ahead and put it in the ground yesterday, no blooms on this one.

It does appear to be much more cold-sensitive than my other aloes; it got bitten quite badly by the low temps we had a couple of weeks ago. Hope it survives. Crying
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jan 29, 2013 1:53 AM CST
Very pretty!
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