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Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

The winners of the 2005 Contests: Cacti and Succulents!

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  Winners of Best Cactus  

1st Place with 7 votes:

From palmbob: "Mammillaria spinosissima var polyacantha flowering in March, southern California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

2nd Place with 6 votes:

From RWhiz: "Red Cactus Blooms"

Contest winning picture by RWhiz

3rd Place with 6 votes:

From begoniacrazii: "Taken in Maui, October 2005."

Contest winning picture by begoniacrazii

  Winners of Best Succulent  

1st Place with 13 votes:

From palmbob: "Agave victoria-reginae in southern California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

2nd Place with 10 votes:

From palmbob: "Exceptionally colorful Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, Los Angeles arboretum"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

3rd Place with 8 votes:

From palmbob: "Euphorbia atropspina, southern California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

  Winners of Best Flower  

1st Place with 11 votes:

From henryr10: "Gymnocalycium fleischerianum"

Contest winning picture by henryr10

2nd Place with 10 votes:

From palmbob: "Echinopsis hybrid First Light flowering in November, southern California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

3rd Place with 10 votes:

From Todd_Boland: "Delosperma ashtonii, grown from seed in 2003"

Contest winning picture by Todd_Boland

  Winners of Most Bizarre/Oddest Form  

1st Place with 19 votes:

From palmbob: "The weeping form of Euphorbia ingens, growing in Lotusland, Santa Barabara, California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

2nd Place with 11 votes:

From RWhiz: "Pachypodium namaquanum"

Contest winning picture by RWhiz

3rd Place with 8 votes:

From palmbob: "Aloe castenea form with upright, but curled flowers, growing in Huntington Gardens, southern California, winter"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

  Winners of Spiniest Form  

1st Place with 9 votes:

From cacti_lover: "A spiny Trichocereus back lit by the morinig sun."

Contest winning picture by cacti_lover

2nd Place with 7 votes:

From palmbob: "Euphorbia atropspina, southern California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

3rd Place with 5 votes:

From palmbob: "Ferocactus latispinus flowering in October, southern California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

  Winners of Best Macro  

1st Place with 8 votes:

From gumlla: ""

Contest winning picture by gumlla

2nd Place with 6 votes:

From palmbob: "Agave parryi var truncata"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

3rd Place with 5 votes:

From Scorpioangel: "Semp flower just opening"

Contest winning picture by Scorpioangel

  Winners of Best Combination  

1st Place with 20 votes:

From cacti_lover: "I was fortunate to have this many cacti blooming at once. This is part of my yard looking north toward my house."

Contest winning picture by cacti_lover

2nd Place with 11 votes:

From RWhiz: "Aloe arborescens and Senecio confusus"

Contest winning picture by RWhiz

3rd Place with 6 votes:

From RWhiz: "Puya mirabilis"

Contest winning picture by RWhiz

  Winners of Best non cultivated  

1st Place with 9 votes:

From RWhiz: "Aloe arborescens and Senecio confusus"

Contest winning picture by RWhiz

2nd Place with 7 votes:

From Todd_Boland: "Trichocereus pasacana in the desert near Humahuaca, Jujuy Province, Argentina"

Contest winning picture by Todd_Boland

3rd Place with 6 votes:

From socalpalms: "mexican apples"

Contest winning picture by socalpalms

  Winners of Best Public Garden  

1st Place with 12 votes:

From palmbob: "Agave attenuata variety Nova (bluer with upright flowers) showing great coloration, Huntington Gardens, southern California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

2nd Place with 7 votes:

From palmbob: "Aloe broomii tarkensis blooming in mid winter, Huntington Gardens, southern California"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

3rd Place with 6 votes:

From palmbob: "a field of blooming Aloe principis (an aloe cross) growing in the Los Angeles arboretum- January"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

  Winners of Best Overall  

1st Place with 8 votes:

From RWhiz: "Aloe arborescens and Senecio confusus"

Contest winning picture by RWhiz

2nd Place with 7 votes:

From palmbob: "Agave parryi var truncata"

Contest winning picture by palmbob

3rd Place with 5 votes:

From cacti_lover: "I'm not sure which Echinopsis this one is, but it has 16 flowers at once."

Contest winning picture by cacti_lover


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