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Nov 22, 2011 9:49 PM CST
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Name: Paul
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I took these pictures at a nursery today. Sadly, as usual, nothing was labeled. Grumbling I hope you enjoy looking at pictures.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Nov 23, 2011 4:44 AM CST

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Yes on your two Confused identifications. The Euphorbia is E. lactea cristata. Very nice!
Love all the pictures but doesn't it just drive you mad when they don't label things?
I should get some Lithops...
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Nov 23, 2011 5:27 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Those lithops are beautiful. Lovey dubby

In the bottom planter you have Echeveria 'Black Prince' (blooming, it appears) and Haworthia fasciata. I don't know the cacti off the top of my head.

And, yes, agave.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Nov 23, 2011 1:29 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Lovely lovely photos! Whenever I go to local stores, I also admire the plants there. I think them being unlabled, made me think, who cares about their names..but now, having been here in ATP for awhile, I realized, hmm, they all deserve a name somehow....everything before is so generic to me..now, I am learning to be more detailed and observant of their culture once I get their correct name Smiling

I have never had lithops in my collection...will try if I can sneak it in without my hubby's eagle eyes Hilarious!
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Nov 23, 2011 1:34 PM CST
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
This is a learning and growing process for me. I've grown Lithops before and love them in an earthy piece of pottery and with selected pebbles. They thrive on neglect and are not a plant to fuss over all the time.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Nov 23, 2011 1:47 PM CST

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'they thrive on neglect' - getting Lithops next!! Smiling
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Dec 26, 2011 3:04 AM CST

Any suggestions on where to purchase the lithops at the best prices? Probably online as I am in IL. Thanks so much, I just love them.
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Dec 26, 2011 3:48 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Just a suggestion here ... I actually found some of my Lithops and Argyroderma at Lowe's so maybe keep an eye out at some of your local retail outlets.



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Dec 26, 2011 4:31 AM CST

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Our Lowes actually has quite a nice selection of different cacti and succulents, and they are mostly elaborately and correctly labeled. I'll check and see who the grower is they use as source. And yes, I have seen Lithops there.
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Dec 26, 2011 6:08 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Altman Plants of Vista, CA, is the grower for the ones I've bought at Lowe's. Lowe's may source other nurseries as well. I think Altman sells to wholesalers and retailers but doesn't do direct sales, but I could be wrong about that. I've had good success with their cacti and succulents if the store hasn't already half-killed them by over-watering. Glare
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Dec 26, 2011 6:22 AM CST

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I just checked the label on one of the pots and it is also from Altman plants. You are so right about the store overwatering though. In their book, if it's a plant it has to be drenched daily. The one that REALLY gets me is where they make these little dish gardens with succulents and glue the stones on top to ensure they don't fall out.... Grumbling
On a more positive note, friends of mine buy up a LOT of the half-dead plants from Lowe's at pennies on the dollar and I am frequently the beneficiary of some rescue attempts! Thumbs up
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Dec 26, 2011 6:24 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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I just checked their site and they also have a retail section.... I may now be in trouble!!! Drooling
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Dec 26, 2011 6:29 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Uh oh ... me too, Hetty. Hilarious! Green Grin! Yah, I've rescued my fair share of plants from Lowe's as well.
I garden for the pollinators.
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