Friday, September 27, 2013

2013 Succulent Extravaganza teaser

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).

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Agave ‘Blue Glow Mediopicta’ (propagated through coring) and Agave ‘Blue Glow’

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Entrance to Succulent Gardens

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Tables next to greenhouse 1

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Beautiful contrast between Agave parryi ‘Truncata’ and Agave schidigera

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More spiral aloes (Aloe polyphylla) than you can count

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Inside greenhouse 1

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There’s a bigger selection of cacti this year than in the previous two years

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If you have $400, this massive Agave attenuata ‘Supernova’ can be yours

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Miscellaneous agaves for sale

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Even more agaves!

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Sale plants outside of greenhouse 1

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Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’

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Aeoniums and Agave attenuata ‘Kara’s Stripe’ along Elkhorn Road

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! It's hard NOT to take a good photo at Succulent Gardens.

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  2. Lucky lucky you, I know you're having fun!

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    1. Loree, you'd love this place. You should plan on attending next year's Extravaganza!

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  3. SO jealous. Looking forward to the posts.

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    1. Posts to come starting Sunday. It all depends on how many photos I end up taking today, in addition to the 100+ I took yesterday.

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  4. Whaaaa... It's working out I can't come, darn it! Be sure to take good notes on the one oclock lecture on succulent landscapes, and ask him about what he recomends for our zone 14. Sue

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  5. Great teaser post! What a super event, so much to see, do and people to yak with! I loved it!

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  6. How wonderful! Your pictures are making my mouth water! Can't wait to see more. (Or move to California.)

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  7. Those rows of Aloe polyphylla, wow!

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