Below: Best Dyckia, 'Tina Wallace':
Best...something. Astrophytum? Gorgeous.
Another Trophy Table gem, (Best Euphorbia?) was this flawlessly grown Euphorbia abdelkuri, native to no where on earth except one small island off the coast of Yemen. In person, close up, it looked like it was cast from concrete.
I have no clue, and no comment:
A Gibbaeum. I could not figure out the container--is it some sort of old scrub brush? Nifty, what ever it is.
The Gibbaeum group:
A Haworthia collection:
I dunno, but it's cool:
Aluaudia dumosa. It grows no leaves, rather it photosynthesizes with its branches:
A very silvery selection of Andromischus alstonii
An Astrophytum, perhaps A. asterias 'Super Kabuto'. Originally native to the Rio Grande valley of Texas and some areas of northern Mexico, Astrophytum is sadly now very rare in the wild due to habitat loss, invasive plants, and poaching, though the genus is thriving in little pots in many fancier's collections.
A Beaucarnea recurvata base rotted and seemingly dead, but sprouting new growth.
Sesamothamnus lugardii on the left. Endemic to southern Namibia, eastern Botswana, southern Zimbabwe, and parts of the Transvaal of South Africa.
Mammillaria plumosa. The pot was wisely chosen, because the grey makes the white of the plant whiter. A white pot would have made the plant look greyer.
Opuntia of some sort, simply staged and beautifully grown.
We came home with a couple of new pots and a new Echinopsis denudatum 'Fuzzy Navel".
The fuzzy bits:
A pot handmade by Mark Muradian. The plant is Echeveria 'Red Knight', bought a few weeks ago at a local nursery.
How could I resist paw prints?
A faux-bois style pot by Peety Pots.
It is the new home for a little Agave:
So, that was the show, a show of strange and wonderful things.