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Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 27, 2013 10:29 PM CST
Since I was not able to go to the Cactus Center in Rosemead, CA the other weekend, might as well explore today this other succulent nursery/store in Berkeley, CA called Cactus Jungle.

It is a smaller nursery, but I do like the selection that they have properly labeled, plus they have the containers that I want to use for my succulents..my hubby promised we will come back again sometime..so here are the photos I took while we were there:

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And the trip will not be complete without some purchases..found the shallow but heavy containers that I want to use:
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and got also this uniquely shaped coir pot..this would be very good for one of my orchids Big Grin
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and two Crassulas came home with us as well:
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As we head back to our car, we saw a signage outside for the Berkeley Pottery Guild display/sale..so we went there too and got this two lovely pots..a little pricey but really very interesting design..and quite heavy too. I love that it has drainage holes at each leg of the pot, so this would be perfect for some of my succulents Hurray! Hurray!
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Happy weekend everyone! Big Grin
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Apr 27, 2013 11:05 PM CST
Oh, Tarev, thanks for sharing the photos. You certainly came away from the browsing trip with some wonderfully unusual pots. The photos conveyed an interesting place; maybe I can get my hubby to go and visit. I loved the vertical frame of all sempervivums(?).
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 27, 2013 11:33 PM CST
Go for it Bev Big Grin
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 30, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Last weekend went very busy repotting, and finished filling up the low heavy pots: these batch majority being cacti, as careful as we go, can't help getting those nasty needles, but all worth it, no pain no gain Big Grin
The three containers top view:
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All three front view:
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Individual photos of each container:
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As always, some cuttings happen during the repot, so they go to their own container:
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Name: Mark Mallon
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a2b1c3
Apr 30, 2013 12:48 PM CST
the one with the rocks is rocking Glare
no really those look great Hurray!
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 30, 2013 2:15 PM CST
Thanks Mark Big Grin I tip my hat to you.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 30, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Now, for the interesting pottery, ..repotted my Adenium Rose...so perfect for it..it is like finding the lower half of its body. Big Grin Just in time as the plant is starting to wake up.

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The smaller pot took in my Senecio Articulatus, good thing I repotted it, it was already getting too root bound in the tiny container it was in before:

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 30, 2013 3:16 PM CST
tarev said:Now, for the interesting pottery, ..repotted my Adenium Rose...so perfect for it..it is like finding the lower half of its body. Big Grin


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Yes, Tarev, It really does look like that!! I love it! Lovey dubby

Your plantings with the cactus are so interesting.. It looks so lush (yes, cactus plantings can look lush ) and inviting to pore over. Thanks for sharing the pics. Smiling
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 30, 2013 4:36 PM CST
Thanks Bev Big Grin My hubby said my Adenium Rose seems ready to get up and walk away in its new container Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 1, 2013 5:26 AM CST
A great set of pots and I agree on the Adenium having found its perfect lower half!
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 1, 2013 9:49 AM CST
Thanks Hetty Big Grin

So the two new Crassulas needs their own place as well, and I still have other succulents which I got a few months ago from the garden show and from ACE hardware..so last Monday tackling their repotting as well.

The new Crassulas joined the other crassulas, forming the top tier of this stacked planter, and on the lower stack I have spread around the sedums:
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The top tier:
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Two lower tiers:
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Just adding here as well what I did to the succulents I got from the garden show, they all went to the old fountain planter replacing the cacti and faucarias that got moved to the bonsai pots:
The old arrangement of the cacti:
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The new arrangement now with the new succulents, the only old plant in this group is the little stapelia at the topmost clay pot:
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Sooo tired..but finally able to put them into their own containers.. Smiling
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 1, 2013 10:12 AM CST
Tarev, you have been busy! Not just planting but photographing; no wonder you are tired! And, those echeverias appear to be so big...I don't think I've seen such sizable Doris Taylors.
May I ask what the plant is on the left side of the bottom tier of your planter (and I guess the plant is also on the top tier too). It has spotted leaves but purple underside...
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 1, 2013 10:54 AM CST
HI Bev, that's the Crassula Tiger Jade I got from Ace hardware last Feb..this is how it was when I got it:
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I am just trying to finish off the repotting, with this window of bearable temps to go outdoors, as it is temps creeping up now..got to get these plants settled and acclimated to their new set-up before the triple digits arrive. Big Grin
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 1, 2013 12:34 PM CST
Good for you; being proactive, organized and all done! Thanks and I' going to look for some of that if there's any. Your plant reminded me of my houseplant which needs to be indoors but I wouldn't mind something succulent like yours. Here's my don't-know-what-it-is houseplant:
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 1, 2013 12:57 PM CST
I have that 'I don't know what it is' too!!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 1, 2013 1:19 PM CST
Hetty, that doesn't surprise me given that you are in Florida...I remember the tag (but not the name on the tag *Blush* ) mentioning that it was a tropical type plant and with you being in Florida, the Sunshine State... Whistling
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 1, 2013 1:24 PM CST
mysterious no name, very lovely Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
May 10, 2013 5:24 PM CST
Bev that plant looks like some type of "hoya" ?? The leave shape and thickness and texture (not necessarily the color)
Tarev, I'm only just now catching up with this thread - how lovely!! All your pots and plants look great! I love the "pants" pot, and the plant you put in it is very funny!! Group hug
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 10, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Thanks Greg! I tip my hat to you. Big Grin
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 10, 2013 5:59 PM CST
Greg, flower to that hseplant is more trumpet in shape. definitely not hoya as I know it ,but I don't know all... Whistling

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