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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:
And the trip will not be complete without some purchases..found the shallow but heavy containers that I want to use:
and got also this uniquely shaped coir pot..this would be very good for one of my orchids
and two Crassulas came home with us as well:
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
Happy weekend everyone!
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(?).|
Apr 27, 2013 11:33 PM CST
|Go for it Bev|
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 |
The three containers top view:
All three front view:
Individual photos of each container:
As always, some cuttings happen during the repot, so they go to their own container:
Apr 30, 2013 12:48 PM CST
|the one with the rocks is rocking |
no really those look great
Apr 30, 2013 2:15 PM CST
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. Just in time as the plant is starting to wake up.|
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:
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.
Yes, Tarev, It really does look like that!! I love it!
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.
Apr 30, 2013 4:36 PM CST
|Thanks Bev My hubby said my Adenium Rose seems ready to get up and walk away in its new container|
May 1, 2013 5:26 AM CST
|A great set of pots and I agree on the Adenium having found its perfect lower half!|
May 1, 2013 9:49 AM CST
|Thanks Hetty |
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:
The top tier:
Two lower tiers:
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:
The new arrangement now with the new succulents, the only old plant in this group is the little stapelia at the topmost clay pot:
Sooo tired..but finally able to put them into their own containers..
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...
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:|
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.
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:|
May 1, 2013 12:57 PM CST
|I have that 'I don't know what it is' too!!|
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 ) mentioning that it was a tropical type plant and with you being in Florida, the Sunshine State...|
May 1, 2013 1:24 PM CST
|mysterious no name, very lovely|
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!!
May 10, 2013 5:31 PM CST
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...|