Two classrooms off the main auditorium were used for the show specimens. The first classroom contained a diverse mix of plants presented by the Society's members.
|Clockwise from the upper left are: Aloe suprafoliata, Euphorbia grandidens crest, E. kibwezensis cristata, Mammillaria magnifica, Wiggensia sellerii, Mangave 'Machomochia', Euphorbia stellata and, in the middle, Ledebouria|
The second classroom contained groups of special plants assembled by individual collectors.
|This was one of three artistic collections|
|This was my favorite of the three pieces. Labeled "Surfing USA," it was constructed using Kalanchoe thyrsiflora and what I think is Haworthia mounted on driftwood.|
|I didn't photograph all the specimen collection tables but this was one of my favorites|
|Part of the "B" table, clockwise from the upper left, are: Aloe dorotheae, Gasteria batesia, Dyckia hybrid, Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony', and Kalanchoe tomentosum|
|This collector's special specimens were unlabeled (and I won't even venture guesses)|
|All Agaves in this collection|
|This was my favorite collection|
|Clockwise from the upper left, it included: Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflake', E. lactea crest, Haworthia viscosa, Mangave 'Purple People Eater', and Mammillaria morganianum|
|The plant in the back of this collection with the very interesting caudex is Hydnophytum formicarum, aka ant plant because that caudex provides a nest for ants|
The items for sale in the main auditorium included not only cactus and succulents of various types and sizes but also pots, rocks, and books.
|Wide view of the sale area|
|I admired the Cereus forbesii shown here but they were pricey even at this size|
I didn't buy a lot on this trip but I didn't come home empty handed either.
|Clockwise from the top are: Aloe ellenbeckii, Dyckia 'Brittle Star' hybrid, and Huernia procumbens 'Dragon Star'|
That's it for me this week. Our weekend weather is expected to be very pleasant, assuming that the wind finally dies down. I hope to make the best of it by spending time in the garden. I hope you have the opportunity to putter in peace as well.
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