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Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 23, 2014 10:34 PM CST
I was looking for a clivia plant..so we headed to Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore.
Always fun to go to this nursery..the setting so peaceful and organized. Coming from 3 days of on and off rains, today with the sun up and temps just cool and comfy, it was so fun looking around first as I continue to search for my clivia plant.

Cyclamen season
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Quite a pretty arrangment, looks very cheerful
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Awww...this makes me miss my Dad..he loved roosters!
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Love the purple laden branches of this plant
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Garden decor..I love pig decor Big Grin
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Such a huge succulent! Agave americana
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What a bright arrangement of lovely coleus plants..seems to be on a painted old bath tub:
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Love all the flowers and some sedums on sale...they all look so cheerful!
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This nursery is situated in a grove of centuries old oak trees...always impressed by its majestic growth:
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Love how this live semi-fallen oak tree has been used as part of the fence around the bird house area:
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I always get so side tracked...so did I get my Clivia plant? Yes I did! Thankful that they have a one gallon plant..so it came home with us and some cutesy garden decor..well..my hubby wants these whimsical meditating animals.. Rolling my eyes.

Tag says Clivia Solomone Hybrid Yellow - this will be my first attempt to grow this plant...fingers crossed!
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And the whimsical garden meditators:
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Nov 24, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Lovely photos, Tarev. So glad you got your clivia. Mine was an easy to care for plant for many years

Those piggies are so sweet. I'm a piggie lover, too. The meditating critters are adorable. I love how that old tree was incorporated into that scene!
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 24, 2014 9:55 AM CST
Thanks Arlene! Big Grin
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 24, 2014 11:00 AM CST

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I have visited that nursery a couple of times, always a real nice display and selection I thought but those oaks are the best. Thumbs up
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Calif_Sue
Nov 24, 2014 11:04 AM CST

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Have you ever been to the Morris nursery in Riverbank? I stopped there one time as its close to where my son lives in Escalon, seemed nice too.
If you ever get up this way, I can show you all the best nurseries around here!
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 24, 2014 11:18 AM CST
Oh would love to see Sebastopol! I am still trying to convince my hubby to go Hilarious! Hilarious! I keep pointing out to him on the plant tags..see this nursery is in Sebastopol we have to go there one of these days. He is slowly warming up to the idea..just a little more!

Yes, those old oak trees are just mesmerizing for me..like a nice grand living tree sculpture Lovey dubby
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Calif_Sue
Nov 24, 2014 11:23 AM CST

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I bet you mean Lone Pine, it's walking distance from me, probably 1/2 mile. Thumbs up
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drdawg
Nov 24, 2014 11:29 AM CST
Are those oaks Live Oaks? Or perhaps something similar? We have lots of grand ole Live Oaks in Mississippi, particularly along the Gulf Coast. Many of those that were hundreds of years old have been taken away by our all-too-frequent hurricanes though.
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Calif_Sue
Nov 24, 2014 11:53 AM CST

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Could be any one of these although I bet it's a Valley Oak.
http://ucanr.edu/sites/oak_range/Californias_Rangeland_Oak_S...
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drdawg
Nov 24, 2014 12:04 PM CST
I don't think we have that variety in Mississippi. At least I have never heard of it growing here.
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