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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 4, 2012 1:34 PM CST
We went to the Getty Center in LA before New Year, and just have to re-visit again their cactus and succulent garden.


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Last but not the least, the view of Los Angeles as seen from the Getty Center, click to expand:

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 4, 2012 2:07 PM CST
oh.... wow.... I am speechless! Hurray! I have proposed two of your pictures for the database, and would have suggested more but I don't know the exact name of all the plants you are showing. Love the Cactus that has the 'bunch of grapes' (for lack of a better term) at the top! I must put this on my list of places to visit!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 4, 2012 2:14 PM CST
Love the Euphorbias. Great pictures, tarev. Boy, do I miss CA!!! Glare Sticking tongue out
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 4, 2012 3:38 PM CST
I knew you would like the photos Hetty after seeing your posting on the barrel cactus you have on the other thread Big Grin
We went around on some old areas we used to visit in Southern Cali, missed those areas, but as always never really liked the traffic around LA Smiling It's been several years since we visited Getty Center, before the parking fee is $8 now it is $15, ah but it is still worth it, the museum galleries are truly wonderful to see and their gardens are such a site to behold! Apart from the parking fee, there is no other fee charged to go around that huge place.

Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 4, 2012 7:49 PM CST
Here is one more photo of a succulent at The Getty Center, a blooming Aeonium Arboreum:


Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 4, 2012 8:38 PM CST
What a striking contrast of the bright blooms with the dark foliage!
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SongofJoy
Jan 5, 2012 5:12 AM CST
The aloes up there are pretty cool too.
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 5, 2012 6:59 AM CST
Yes, the vibrant yellow, and deep burgundy's! How impressive...makes me want to go out and look for one at our local nurseries. They have them almost all the time!


























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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 5, 2012 5:24 PM CST
You went and did it now Tarev. I went to Home Repo on the way home, and they had all kinds of fun stuff, Succulent/Cacti on sale in two inch pots. I bought several. Will arrange them in a pot and take a picture for you all when I get them potted. They are wee little ones, nothing as big as what you showed. But had to start somewhere...lol! I'm sure I can find a pot out on the garden bench somewhere to put them in. Oh, I did buy two of the Aeonium Arboreum, and one Aeonium something...I'll try and see if I can identify it tomorrow. It has mostly green leaves with just a touch of red at the very tips of some of the leavees.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 5, 2012 7:07 PM CST
Everyone here is an enabler, as far as I'm concerned! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Paul2032
Jan 5, 2012 7:45 PM CST
The next best thing to being there oneself is enjoying someone's lovely quality pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 5, 2012 8:07 PM CST
I was wrong on one of my plants, it's not a Aeonium, It's the Echeveria Hybrid 'Neon Breakes'

So today I bought 2" pots for $2 each of:

1 - Echeveria Hybrid 'Neon Breakes'
1 - Crassula perforata 'String of Beads'
2 - Aeonium arborteum 'Black Rose'
1 Pachyveria 'Powder Puff'

I did get them all potted up tonight, along with two beautiful African Violets. Will take a picture tomorrow, so you can see how I arranged them. I wish I had a smaller natural colored gravel to put around them, but had to settle with what I had.

























Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 5, 2012 9:40 PM CST
Wow, nice list Alan. Thumbs up

Tarev what an amazing place to visit. The only plant I have in your photos is Melianthus major.
What are the stunning red plants in the sixth photo from the top?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 5, 2012 10:49 PM CST
Hi Lyn,
I think the red plants are the ones commonly called flapjacks. Cannot come nearer them Big Grin

Alan, welcome to the happy world of succulents and cacti! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 6, 2012 12:18 AM CST
Thanks Tarev.
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2012 4:43 AM CST
Flapjacks aka Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, but I've never seen them so red. Must be that California sun.
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valleylynn
Jan 6, 2012 9:18 AM CST
I read that they can become very red when exposed to intense sun. Never saw them that read though.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 6, 2012 9:47 AM CST
Must be the sun indeed, it was quite warm there at about 82F in LA, while our daytime high in our area was in the low 60's, bone dry around Cali.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 6, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Here is a photo of my flapjack last April 2010 showing its very deep red coloring:




And here she is in shade, a very nice color contrast, and quite forgiving too, easily bounces back when it gets too soaked and cold when it does manage to rain here in our area during winter.


Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2012 11:48 AM CST
Excellent comparisons. I have recommended the pictures for the database!

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