The sale. We were there first thing. An hour later, it was jammed with people.
The show's trophy winners:
The show--most of it. The camera lens wasn't wide angle enough to take it all in. We were early. Later, it was crammed with people.
Is that the Gasteria 'Shining Star' from the Huntington show? Different pot. Greened up. Love that plant.
Tephrocactus geometricus there, the one that looks like scoops of Opuntia ice cream
That is the Leutchenbergia from the Huntington show, now sporting at least two flower buds.
Best Aloe (or novice Best Aloe?). A very common species, Aloe variegata, available at any big box store, but beautifully grown.
A winning Agave, A. stricta variegated.
A display of Lithops by the California Cactus Center
A bright red Tillansia among the Dyckias.
There I am enthralled by the plants. Beloved kindly took photos of the show so I could walk around with my jaw dropped, like a baby bird begging to be fed. Bedazzled by plants. Thanks, sweetie!
Tag not reachable, can't tell you what this is. A wild guess: Best caudiciform?
Not your typical garden Opuntias there.
One interesting trend: pots made from rocks. I can remember thinking about doing that--and several people actually did it. Some are more successful than others at simulating a rock outcropping, but they are all fairly cool:
Copiapoa tenuissima monstrose:
This one looked the most natural to me, with the prettiest rocks:
This one looks out of proportion to the size of the plant. Awesome plant:
This one is better. Yet another awesome plant. Pygmaeocereus bylessianus. But you knew that.
Other interesting items seen: a 19th century Epiphyllum dress print (!) Oh, those Victorians!
"I guess so." to the first, "A few." to the second
The Arboretum got new electric vehicle chargers. An old non-functioning paddle-style charger (J1773), circa 1999, was there last year. Three functioning new ones this year, with SAE J1772 connectors. The Arboretum has greened.
What I got at the sale. Clockwise from top, Agave parryi truncata variegated? (labelled as A. parrasana truncata variegated), Aloe aculeata, Aloe claviflora? (labeled as Aloe clavata)
A few more from the show: Epiphyllum guatemalense
A monstrose form of Eulychnia castenaea
A South African bulb, Albuca batteniana.
How long does it take her to do her foliage every morning?
It was a full day. Much seen.