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Oct 21, 2011 1:00 PM CST
Name: tarev
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We went to The Ruth Bancroft Garden in July 2010 in part to tour my visiting mom-in-law and also since I love growing cacti and succulents. It was the height of summer then, triple digit heat in place, but it was well worth it! The plants obviously thrived in this kind of weather and the blooming ones were just so wonderful to see. There was an ongoing garden sculpture exhibit too at that time adding more flair to the summer display.


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Oct 22, 2011 1:14 AM CST
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Nice shots! I lived 45 minutes from there and never made a visit, 7 months ago I moved further away. Maybe some day I'll stop in, on a cooler day. Sticking tongue out
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Oct 22, 2011 4:23 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Great garden art there too! Nice tour.
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Nov 4, 2011 6:22 PM CST
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Thank you.
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Oct 8, 2022 6:41 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Finally got another opportunity to visit again The Ruth Bancroft Garden Lovey dubby

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I really like this plant, will see in Spring, if it is still available, will get a plant and try it at home:
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This one is such a magnet for bees and butterflies, called Grevillea 'Kings Fire'.
and here is an article about it courtesy of The Ruth Bancroft Garden: https://www.ruthbancroftgarden...
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Love the yellow cheerful blooms of this succulent:
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They have such good Agave collections here...
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some have bloomed...so I feel somewhat sad, since they are monocarpic, hopefully new pups shows up before the swan song ends.
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Huge tree aloes:
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Lovely cacti! Glad it has such thick white spiny cover, helps a lot during these very hot days!
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At the time of our visit they have a multicultural day celebration, so we chanced upon the Taiko drummers performance:

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There is also a plant I saw there which looks like a curly fan...turns out it is in the Amaryllid family called, Boophone disticha :
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Here is a link to the article about it courtesy of the Ruth Bancroft Gardens:
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I also saw Deuterocohnia brevifolia planted in ground..wow, it is indeed one big sprawling specimen size:
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A large colony of sempervivums behind some Agaves:
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Euphorbia clusters
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More cacti:
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Oct 8, 2022 8:02 PM CST
Name: Gigi AdeniumPlumeria
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Wow Lovey dubby @Tarev Thank You! for sharing! Love the close up photos! Amazing and to see semps and cacti colonies. I tip my hat to you.
┬ęby Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention."
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Oct 8, 2022 8:05 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Glad you liked them..oh I have some more photos..will add it above..I was switching back and forth from my phone camera and desktop.. Big Grin so it is taking me some time to finish upload.
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Oct 9, 2022 2:18 PM CST
Name: Baja
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Really nice pics, cool succulents and garden art, some inspiring scenes there. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. Smiling
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