Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Exploring Poots Cactus Nursery

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 22, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Last 11Jun2016 as we headed to Yosemite, we saw the signage for a cactus nursery in Ripon, CA. Made a mental note to visit it next time.

So we went back last 18Jun 2016. Really enjoyed the visit. Finally a good cacti and succulent nursery in our own county woohoo! So temperature and growing conditions will be the same as mine. I usually source my succulents from nurseries in the Bay area, so it is a struggle to acclimate them in my area at times.

Roadside view:
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California as we all know is still in drought conditions:
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Exploring the selling area and display area. Heat temps is intense here in San Joaquin County, so the plants have a protective shade cover, still allowing light to pass through. There are two big large fans inside the selling area, continuously blowing air around.

I really liked this yellow piggy with that cluster of succulents, not for sale, unfortunately, but it is very pretty:
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This one is not for sale, but I really like how this succulent grew nicely in that topiary-like shape:
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Plants for sale, and some for display ideas:
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This one is really interesting, cacti growing upside down:
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I also enjoyed their landscaping in their garden, a real showcase: finding beauty in an arid landscape and incorporating a nice water feature too:

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So the visit will not be complete till I get some new additions to my collection Big Grin my shopping haul:
Sulcorebutia rauschii -
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Astrophytum myriostigma


Love finding Euphorbias!
Euphorbia obesa x polygona
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Euphorbia inermis


Monoadenium ritchiei


Editing to add, forgot about the Haworthia truncata:


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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Jun 22, 2016 11:14 AM CST
Wow Tarev, what a treasure trove of a place you found...Great clear photos and Thanks for sharing! Smiling
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 22, 2016 11:35 AM CST
Happy to share the fun Bev Big Grin It was like finding a gem there, since around here, there are lots and lots of orchards, and then lo and behold a cactus nursery!
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 22, 2016 4:00 PM CST
I used to visit Poot's quite often when I lived in California (home was about 15 miles away). Mr. Poot is a real gem and walking encyclopedia (if you can get him to talk) Smiling

He is the one who told me he "weeds" his cactus garden with Roundup.

Nice photos Tarev. Brought back fond memories.

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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Jun 27, 2016 2:41 PM CST
What a fun place Tarev! You got some cool stuff. That Rebutia pulchra is really neat looking. I love that plant growing in the piggy. Do you know what it is? Thank you for sharing your adventure.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 27, 2016 6:50 PM CST
Daisy, always fun to go down memory lane Smiling

Audrey, sorry I did not get the name of that succulent in the piggy planter...so I just took a photo of it. Oh yes, I do love that Rebutia pulchra a lot! So appealing with its flattened spines so it is not prickly. Been reading about it, and I like that it will grow in nice clusters.
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Esperanza
Jun 27, 2016 8:03 PM CST
A cluster of those beauties would look pretty cool. Are they a slow grower? I really do not know anything about that plant. Well, whatever that is growing in the piggy pot it sure looks happy to be there!
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purpleinopp
Jun 28, 2016 8:11 AM CST
The upside-down cactus is the coolest!
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Name: adam
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adamgreen
Jun 28, 2016 12:45 PM CST
purpleinopp said:The upside-down cactus is the coolest!


I wonder how they got it to grow upside-down without it trying to right itself? Confused

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 28, 2016 12:48 PM CST
That is a good question Adam..sorry I did not ask when I was there. At first I thought it is a remnant of a fibrous plant stake or something, but seeing the green new growth way downwards, it was quite interesting indeed.

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