Saturday, September 29, 2012

Succulent Gardens Extravaganza teaser

I’m writing this post at 7:45am from my motel in Marina, CA. I’m about to head out to Succulent Gardens up the road in Castroville for the excitement that is Succulent Extravaganza 2012. I expect to post a full report on Sunday but here are some teaser photos I took yesterday afternoon after the BBQ put on by the nursery. It was a cool day with high fog—perfect for photography.

120928_AgaveBlue-Flame

120928_succ_bowl

120928_green_aeonium

120928_chimenea

120928_golden_barrels

So many drool-worthy plants, I don’t even know where to begin!

I don’t expect to be buying much, because I don’t really need anything and I’m running out of room, but I always say that…

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8 comments:

  1. Photos one and two are awesome! Have fun!

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  2. Enjoy the event and looking forward to your report and photos!

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  3. Party! Party! Party! Enjoy, and report back as quickly as possible. :)

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  4. I regret not visiting when I was in the area last spring...someday! Looking forward to the full report...

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  5. What is that on the right in the last photo? A praying green bannana cat-a- gave???

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    1. Becky, that weird cactus on the right in the last photo is a crested form of a Mexican cactus called Myrtillocactus geometrizans. This odd growth occurs either as a natural mutation or when a growth point is damaged somehow. I think it can also be induced chemically, not sure though.

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  6. Wonderful Gerhard! Great photos even in that crazy fog. You did a super job and I love them! What a great time we had! I think I took about 200 photos!

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