Thursday, May 5, 2016

Heads up: Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale this weekend, May 7-8, 2016

What are you doing this coming weekend, May 7 and 8? If you’re in Sacramento or are up for the drive, join us for the Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society’s Show & Sale at Shepard Garden and Arts Center adjacent to McKinley Park. This will be the club’s 56th show, and it promises to be a another great one.

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Sunday is Mother’s Day so why not bring your mother—or the mother of your children, or the mother of your pets—to the Show & Sale and let her pick out her own present?

Many SCSS members 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 last year.

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The highlight for many visitors is the vendor area in the outside courtyard. This year’s vendors include the following:

Plant vendors:

  • Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society
  • Naomi Bloss
  • Bill & Karla Munkascsy (Planta Seca)
  • Elton Roberts
  • Richard Withers
  • Peter Walkowiak
  • Stanley Verkler
  • David Calibo (Gardeners Home Corp.)
  • Gary & Ellen Stubblefield
  • Gardeners Home
  • JD Wikert

Pottery vendors:

To whet your appetite, here are some photos of the vendor area from 2015:

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The schedule for the 2016 show is as follows:

Saturday, May 7:

Sale: 9 am – 5 pm
Exhibition: 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, May 3:

Sale and exhibition: 9 am – 4 pm

Location:

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 and off all weekend. Look for me wearing an SCSS name badge.

5 comments:

  1. I can't help but be impressed by your show and its setting, Gerhard. In addition to much larger sale selection, it has much better lighting than our local show. I haven't posted photos of our early April show yet but hope to get to it within the next couple of days.

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    1. We're lucky that we have the city-owned Shepard Garden and Art Center. It's getting on in years, but it's a good space for our club and many others.

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  2. You're so lucky to have such a show with so many great plants. Love the head planters! Happy shopping, Gerhard!

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    1. Looks of cool planters this year. And Mark Muradian is there after all. I love his pottery. I already did my preliminary shopping today. I'll take photos of the vendor area and the show tomorrow.

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  3. Really nice looking show and sale. Should be a fun weekend!

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