That's a nice caudex! This pic is just what I wanted to see. Curious, though, did the other two plants have natural looking caudexes? Or did they appear sculpted? The picture appeared to me to be sculpted, but I did not know if Adeniums could take that.
Analogdog, I am not sure I know what you mean by sculpted. but I can say they did not look scarred or like they had been carved on. The caudex and roots that were showing were smooth and natural looking if that helps answer your question.
AND it is the same two plants in both pictures. Just taken from opposite directions. The bloom color difference is because I am a very amature photographer. Out of the 2,000 Plus or minus plants on display I only took about 60 photos. My brain was on overload from being exposed to so many great plants.
Dlmcgrw ~ Great photos. Never thought of bringing my camera to the C/S show but won't forget next time. By the way, where was this show held? Did they have a plant sale? If yes, would you recommend the trip from San Diego?
Zone10, The show was the annual inter-city show and sale held at the L.A. County Arboretum. I posted a heads up about a week in advance. It is advertized as the WORLDS largest C.& S. show and sale. Yes, there was a pretty impressive sales area. I thought some of the plants were a little pricey, but then I am a bargain hunter. A big vender from Las Vegas was offering going out of business prices on their stuff.
I would recommend anyone who loved C. & S., living within 100-200 miles make the drive. My mind went into overload shock and I found myself ignoring spectacular plants because there were others more spectacular nearby.
I have more photos but I am not sure it would be right to take up DG space with them. If you go to the Gates Cactus and Succulent Society web site. The club newsletter which is called Open Gates has a dozen or so more photos which you could peruse.
By the way I have driven to San Diego the last two years for the show and sale in Balboa Park and found it to be a great show and terrific venue.
Dlmcgrw ~ Sure wish I had paid more attention to your heads-up. I'm definitely going to make the next show in LA. I agree, the C/S show here in San Diego is nice and grows larger each year. They actually hold two sales, one in winter and a larger one in summer.
The venue in Balboa Park (Casa Del Prado), is home to many other plants shows as well. Just about every weekend in spring/early summer, you can catch shows for roses, epi's, plumeria, bromeliad, fern, you name it. The park itself is a horticultural goldmine. In fact, when I visit the San Diego Zoo, I go for the amazing plant collection. When the aloes are in bloom, it's a spectacular sight. Across the street at the Desert Garden, there are specimens of Cactus/Succulent in their largest forms. Interesting to recognize plants that one would have at home in pots, in forms of giant trees or huge clumps.