Huntington Desert Garden

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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by kaowinston » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:46 pm

For sale at the shop
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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by kaowinston » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:55 pm

Stenocereus eruca
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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by Josse » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:50 am

Thanks for the impressive virtual tour! Must be a magic place to visit the Huntington Gardens.
The agave mapisaga looks like real ruler there.
Considering other plants around I would say the across rosette measure must be some 2 meters at least!:woho:


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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by Chris in Leeds » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:42 pm

Thanks for sharing the pictures
Did they have a big sales area and was there any ISI stuff
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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by kaowinston » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:30 pm

Josse

Not sure of the actual measurement, but it was definitey the largest agave I have ever seen.


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> Thanks for the impressive virtual tour! Must be a
> magic place to visit the Huntington Gardens.
> The agave mapisaga looks like real ruler there.
> Considering other plants around I would say the
> across rosette measure must be some 2 meters at
> least!:woho:
>
>
> Josse
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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by kaowinston » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:42 pm

Chris

What was interesting, is that the sales area was in the private area of the Desert Garden Offices. It was alongside the Reserve Collection plants which suggests it is only selectively open to the public. THE LABEL WITH A PRICE TAG CONFIRMED THAT THE ITEMS WERE FOR SALE.

There were ISI stuff available, but I was not allowed to purchase from ISI 2009. But I could purchase from all other years. And I did.

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> Thanks for sharing the pictures
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> ISI stuff
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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by kaowinston » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:46 pm

Welwitschia Mirabilis for sale at Huntington
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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by CoronaCactus » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:19 pm

Nice pics, Winston!
We'll be there next weekend for the annual CSSA show and sale. Never miss an excuse to walk the desert garden :)

If i remember correctly, i think they have some sort of educational classes about plants on a Thursday (once a month?) and after the class the sales area is open. As you stated, ISI plants are always available from all prior years (assuming they have any left over). It's been over a month since i put in my ISI 2009 order, still no word yet. I wonder how far down the list i am :S
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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by Chris in Leeds » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:02 pm

Hi Darryl
I wish we could still get the ISI introductions in the UK
Having just looked at this years there is 5 I would have liked to order
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Re: Huntington Desert Garden

Post by Vic » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:15 pm

You need an American penfriend Chris and get them to mail plants over;)
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