I’m writing this post from my hotel room in Marina, California, 10 miles from Succulent Gardens in Castroville where the 2013 Succulent Extravaganza is in full swing. I arrived at 1pm today and spent a fantastic afternoon chatting with fellow succulent enthusiasts, listening to a very interesting talk on coring agaves for propagation (post to follow), taking photos, and even doing some shopping. I also ate some of the best tamales I’ve ever had, part of the free BBQ held after the nursery closed.
I’ll have more in-depth posts early next week, but here are some photos to whet your appetite. And if you live in Central or Northern California and have time tomorrow (Saturday, September 28), why don’t you swing by? Here is the schedule and general information about the event.
I’ll be wearing a Succulent Fanatics name tag so if you see me, please say hi! And be sure to stop by our table inside greenhouse 1 (the retail greenhouse).
Agave ‘Blue Glow Mediopicta’ (propagated through coring) and Agave ‘Blue Glow’
Entrance to Succulent Gardens
Tables next to greenhouse 1
Beautiful contrast between Agave parryi ‘Truncata’ and Agave schidigera
More spiral aloes (Aloe polyphylla) than you can count
Inside greenhouse 1
There’s a bigger selection of cacti this year than in the previous two years
If you have $400, this massive Agave attenuata ‘Supernova’ can be yours
Miscellaneous agaves for sale
Even more agaves!
Sale plants outside of greenhouse 1
Aeoniums and Agave attenuata ‘Kara’s Stripe’ along Elkhorn Road