San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society Plant Show and Sale at Balboa Park (San Diego), California. First-time visit to this amazing show in an open-air courtyard at the Casa Del Prado of Balboa Park.
I’ll stick with photos of some of the more familiar denizens, like echeverias and agaves, and leave the notocactus and mammillaria for another post.
Echeveria agavoides ‘Ebony’ basking in glow (glare) from award plaque
unnamed sempervivum and Agave lophantha ‘Goshiki Bandai’
Crassula capitella. I noticed a lot of visitors came just to see the pottery.
These two followed me home, Agava parrasana ‘Fireball’ and a tiny version of this several years’ old Euphorbia bupleurifolia
what neat stuff, especially the Echeveria agavoides ‘Ebony’, so striking! The pottery is indeed interesting. I’ve read some interesting things about how pottery in the cactus and succulent show plants has evolved over the years, from plain to a fault to this more rustic wabi sabi look.
Ryan, the pottery is really sophisticated. I’d like to read up on when the show pots went from dorky to cool. Now there’s these twin desires fighting, wanting both the pot AND the plant.
Wow. Pots and plants.
Agava parrasana â€˜Fireballâ€™ is terribly cute!