Today we visit the California Cactus Center in Pasadena, this was our second visit, the first time I had no idea what to expect – this time I was better prepared. CCC is a place where there’s a lot to see and a lot to buy, if you have the money.
These are all sharing space with a small parking lot in front of the nursery.
What didn't fit under the shade cloth was tucked under the shade of this old beauty...
If you're the kind of shopper who likes everything to have a price then a visit to CCC might just drive you mad. When there was a label they often had a letter code on them, signifying the price to the staff, making you wonder.
CCC seems to specialize in creatively matching container and plant.
This one I especially like.
Seems those little octo-planters are everywhere!
And the circle pot isn't just at Potted anymore (although I do believe they are the exclusive source). If you're in Portland and want to check them out I know Digs on Alberta is carrying them too.
We visited on the Eve of Christmas Eve.
That's sort of the dead-end catch all.
The sun was warm even at 10:30 in the morning, after this visit I was off to spend the afternoon wandering the paths of the Los Angeles County Arboretum, what a way to spend a December day...
These were labeled both with a name (Echeveria lilacina) and an actual price ($8.95).
There's Andrew, checking out something fabulous.
Austrocylindropuntia subulata monstrose, Christmas Tree Cactus, from Ecuador and Peru. Only $4.95, I should have bought one. Funny how you get in the looking mode and don't even think to buy.
Agave isthmensis 'Ohi Raijin Shiro Nakafu'
All in all a delightful place to visit.
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