fun haul from a cactus and succulent show

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

I went to my FIRST C&S show Sunday. I cannot believe I have never been to one before. I picked up some goodies. Two were unmarked so if you know them let me know. They were $2 aloes and I couldn't pass them up. It's the two long ones. I was so HAPPY to get the plicatilis! Plus the red aloe which is blooming (marked "aloe red"?), the small cute Victoria reginae was exciting. Ok, it was all fun! One vendor gave me an aeonium since I helped sell a few to a guy questioning our winter temps on them. I whipped out pics of the winter growth and he was sold. I love freebies! So fun.

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Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

More closeups.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Very nice, congrats - some lovely specimens!

Ventress, LA(Zone 8b)

I would love to have the red one. What a find.

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

I just do LOVE the red one so much...

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

I love Dyckias. The first one I questioned myself about, but now it is the photo on the website of the nursery where I purchased it. And then I purchased two more different ones and they are exquisite. Damn, I am almost running out of room, and I have one more Agave to plant. I know that I have been complaing about running out of room for several years, but I have changed the whole garden around due to this addiction; and as an member of a 12 Step program I know all about some addictions, ja ja ja
xuling

Virginia Beach, VA

I like all those varieties!!

Belle

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Thanks Belle! It was so fun. I think I may join their little group too. :) Can't get enough succulent talk.

Xuling, my red dyckia is spreading! I just saw it today when adding additional top dressing. So excited. I can't believe how they seem to take the god awful heat 110 plus last year, and reflected heat with no problem. Love them! Last year I got a puya chilensis, it looked like a
dyckia when I bought it... It was a small 4 inch pot of it. Today I had to pull it out of the ground and give it a tall 2 foot pot. It's a monster! Tony root ball though. Crazy. I'm curious to see how big of a spread the dyckia's get.

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

which show was this?

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

The Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Club Annual show and,sale.

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

whew... I thought I missed something locally

Virginia Beach, VA

I never see these varieties where I live. There is a nursery thta has few succulents but pricey.

Another addiction!!!

Belle

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

How does one find out about the C/S shows semi locally? I just planted a Dyckia red seedling (this is how it was called) and if it gets enormous I will have to move it, or the C/S around it. My Dyckia 'Spider Witch' is getting huge and already I had to move to cactus in order to give it more room. I willl not buy Puyas as I think that their spines are worse than glochids. and I work with bare hands in the garden. xuling

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

join the local cactus society and they have a schedule for the whole year in the area.

San Diego, CA(Zone 10b)

Congrats Kinym! You picked up some nice plants! That red Aloe IS nice!!

I smile as I think about just how addicted you will become. ;-D Have fun planting!

Virginia Beach, VA

I googled if there is a group in my area but there is none. The nearest is Ohio.

Belle

Windsor, CA(Zone 9b)

thanks palmbob for the info. I will at least find out if there is one. xuling

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Addicted already. Ha!

Menasha, WI

I want to go!!!!! Nothing much like that around here. Sigh...........

San Diego, CA(Zone 10b)

San Diego CS show coming up on June 1st....in case you are in the neighborhood! :)

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

I wish I was in the neighborhood. I want a sunny, beachy vacation! :)

St. Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Cactusloverlady, there is a C&S show/sale in St. Louis, MO on June 29th and 30th. Not quite as far as San Diego... :)

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