Bach's Visit Part II: The Parrot

Agave horrida:
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Itty baby Pachypodium:
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Euphorbia:
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Specimen plants for sale.  Specimen prices were in the three digits, but there were plenty of nice plants for less than $5 as well.  
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Specimen Yucca rostrata (not $5):
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Beloved wanted this pot.  They'd just gotten it in the day before.  As a pair of workers wrapped it up for us, other workers walked in and cried, "What are you doing with the parrot!  It just came in!"  "You sold it?!?"  "Did you sell the parrot?  Didn't it just come in?"   The parrot was popular.  
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Beloved got the parrot, I got these three plants, long-looked for, plus they threw in a freebie.  Agave titanota, Aloe peglarae, and an Echinopsis of some sort.  "Road Kill Cactus", Consolea rubescens, was the freebieConsolea rubescens is native to Haiti, of all places, and can quickly grow to tree-like size 

Bach's provided a certificate so we could bring the plants back into California.  The agent at the California border read the certificate, nodded, and waved us through.  He had also asked if we had any animals, but we didn't mention the parrot.  Oops!  I think he was legal, though. 
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Adenium:
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An escapee, thriving:
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They had big chair-sized blocks of petrified wood, gorgeous things.  I'm sure the price would have petrified me instantly.
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Big old plants growing around the place:
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Specimen Saguaros:
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I dunno on these:
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A busy, homey place, like a gardener's garden.  Things get tossed aside.
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A mountain of Shade cloth to throw over plants to protect them from the Tucson-level sunlight:
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We had a wonderful time.  Thanks, Bachs!

    

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    1. Thanks! The parrot is starting to grow on me. I wasn't sure at first!

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  2. OMG!!!!! LOVE the parrot! Wonderful, wonderful plants.

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    1. You would be the person to plant the parrot, with your great talent for color combinations. Alas, I must do it myself...

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    2. Hmmm...wish I could come for a visit and help out with planting the parrot.... but then I might have to pack it into my suitcase when I went home... LOL

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  3. You got your Agave titanota! And your beloved got a parrot. Perfect!

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    1. And a $4 titanota it was. That made it even cooler.

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  4. I loved seeing the tossed pots. Now that I sadly understand right now...

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    1. It struck a chord with me, I knew exactly how that can happen. Just not enough daylight hours to get so much done.

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