31st Annual Inter-City Cactus Show & Sale

31st Annual Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale
The LA County Arboretum in Ayres Hall
301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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By a bit of trickery with angles, the stunning bloom of Urginea maritima seemingly belongs to a boophane at a past CSSA show.

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A year ago, August 2015. Within days after this photo, Opuntia microdasys was chewed into disfigurement by a worm I failed to notice in time.
Before the worm, it kinda looked like two parents herding a gaggle of opuntia kids, didn’t it? That’s dad pointing to the left.
But the gymnocalycium is in bloom again. Purple echinocereus looks exactly the same.
I think I’ll pass on the opuntias for now. But the best part of the Inter-City shows and sales is you never know what you’ll find that speaks to your plant-loving soul.
Hope to see you there.

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7 Responses to 31st Annual Inter-City Cactus Show & Sale

  1. Lorinda says:

    Thanks for the notice on the shows. I have a schedule of local shows but it seems like I only look at it after the show has passed.

  2. Denise says:

    Lorinda, I’m glad it’s helpful. I know it helps me remember!

  3. Worm damage on an opuntia? Wow, you’d think the glochids/spines would cut the worm open (sorry for the gruesome mental image this evokes).

  4. Denise says:

    Gerhard, you’d think, but this fat green worm was undeterred. I know the glochids are keeping me away!

  5. hb says:

    Looking forward to it! I think “Daysis Dad” is reaching out for a hug. 🙂

  6. Alison says:

    What a bummer about the worm. Poor Dad. That sounds like a fun sale. My cacti and succulents were the best survivors of my over-wintering illness-induced greenhouse neglect. I’d love to find more.

  7. Peter says:

    Lucky you to live so close to the sale! Wish that I’d be seeing you there! Evil opuntia-eating worm!

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