What are you doing this coming weekend, May 2 and 3? If you’re in Sacramento or are up for the drive, join us for the Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale at Shepard Garden and Arts Center adjacent to McKinley Park. This will be the club’s 55th show, and it promises to be a great one.
SCSS members will enter their prized succulents in the juried show. The general public will get a broad overview of the myriad different plants that fall in the “succulent” category while hardcore fanatics and collectors will have a chance to gaze with envy and longing upon rare and usual specimens. Here are some photos I took a couple of years ago. The pots are sometimes as interesting as the plants!
Best Ferocactus 2013: Leuchtenbergia principis (Keith Taylor)
Best Madagascan Succulent, Best Euphorbia 2013: Euphorbia millottii (Penny Newell)
Best Caudiciform 2013: Fouquieria fasciculata (Keith Taylor)
The highlight for many visitors is the vendor area in the outside courtyard. This year we’ll have 10 plant and 3 pottery vendors:
- Peter Beiersdorfer
- Naomi & Lisa Bloss
- David Calibo (Gardeners Home Corp.)
- Bill & Karla Munkascsy (Planta Seca)
- Alex Rigg
- Elton Roberts
- Gary & Ellen Stubblefield
- J.D. Wikert
- Nick Wilkinson (GROW Nursery)
- Richard Withers
- Connie Esquibel
- Mark Muradian
- Donna Taylor
To whet your appetite, here are some photos of the vendor area from 2013:
Aren’t Mark Muradian’s pot über cool?
The schedule for the 2015 show is as follows:
Saturday, May 2:
Sale: 9am – 5pm
Exhibition: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, May 3:
Sale and exhibition: 9am - 4pm
Shepard Garden and Art Center
3330 McKinley Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Click here for a map so you can get directions from wherever you are.
Sacramento is only 1½ hours from San Francisco, 1 hour from Oakland/Berkeley/East Bay, and 2 hours from San Jose.
I’ll be there on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Look for me wearing an SCSS name badge.