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.






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…

2012 Extravaganza posts:


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

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

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

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

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

    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.

  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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