OT: Craigslist plant bargains and bloopers

tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)November 12, 2012

We've had these posts before and everyone is challenged to find plants - particularly bargains - and funnies. If you're a CL scanner, you know there are some incredible misspellings to be found. One of my all-time faves was "Chester Drawers" but here's one I found today. I've never heard of this cactus before, lol.

Here is a link that might be useful: Monstrose Cactus

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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

This might be an actual bargain. It's right around the corner from me, so if you'd like me to check it out, let me know.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue agave

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 12:14PM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

If you don't mind looking at those agave, I'd be grateful!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 9:22AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Will do. Going out shortly so I'll get back to you. How are yours doing now? Happier than they were, I hope.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 12:53PM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

Well.... one is. The other found itself under one of my truck tires, grrrr.....

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:34PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

OUCH!! I hope you patched it up. The agaves in the ad are beautiful, but can you be trusted, lol?! The MX man who propagates them is a landscaper and his back yard is beautiful. Let's see if I can get the photos posted.... I think this one is a 5-gallon.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 12:01AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

This is a bigger one in what looks like a 7 or 10 gallon pot. He's asking $5 for the 5-gallon, 7.50 for the medium size and only 10 for the really big ones like this.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 12:04AM
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MaryMcP Zone 8b - Phx AZ

pagancat - do not pay money....I have a kajillion - or more - pups from a huge blue agave in my backyard. How did you miss them?? I told Judy I would dig up a pup for her - that was 6 months ago. (Originally from hawaii sam.) Maybe you can incite me to get started on that task. I need to dig more passion vines for a couple of people too. Time, I need time.....

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 9:19AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Well, where were you before I took **time** to go over and photograph these????

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 10:49AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

If you're way up in northeast Scottsdale or FH, this looks like a nice bargain on pretty pots.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brass plant containers

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 10:53AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

OK, then... I think this blooper tops them all:
"King Size Simmons mattress, defiantly used but no stains and is still comfy. FREE if you pick it up"

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 10:59AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

I love this cart, but it's way up in NE Scts.

Here is a link that might be useful: garden cart

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:45AM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Hah! I love the bloopers, too funny! Thanks for posting them, and the deals too. Fun to see.

I'd kill for that cactus in the initial post, it sure looks like Cereus peruvianus 'monstrose' sometimes called C.p. 'monstrosa' or even "curiousity cactus". That's a very nice specimen. I am coveting, LOL.

Thanks for the chuckles, and the deals, keep them coming!
Happy gardening and bargain hunting all,
Grant

Here is a link that might be useful: Cereus peruvianus 'monstrose' pic

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 4:12PM
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MaryMcP Zone 8b - Phx AZ

- - Well, where were you before I took **time** to go over and photograph these???? - -

If I had seen the pics I would have know what I had. What can I say? Hopefully there was *some* enjoyment for you in the trip.....

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 9:02AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

LOL, Mary, you didn't know what the plants were? Glad I could help. And, yes, I had a great visit with some really nice people. The lady of the house sent me home with some lemongrass scapes to make tea. And as soon as those lemons get ripe, I'll go back over and see if they'll sell me some. Their tree is loaded.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 10:57AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

These are so pretty! So. Scottsdale for anyone looking for blooming cactus.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blooming cactus

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 11:20AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Can't beat free. Peoria. Pots, planters and firewood.

Here is a link that might be useful: Free stuff

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 11:21AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Aloe - lots of it - in Tempe.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aloe

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 11:24AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

WOW! This should send you prickly, dry landers into sensory overload. North Phoenix area.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cactus and succulents

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 11:29AM
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