Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Out and About

Saturday I spent most of the day volunteering at our annual Cactus and Succulent Society show and sale, held at the Desert Botanical Garden. I snapped just a few photos of cactus or succulents that caught my eye.

This one is just plain mean looking! I don't know how in the world they potted this one without breaking off some of the spines!

I like the way these cacti are arranged in this limestone rock.

This succulent one won a blue ribbon--I thought it was striking. I didn't get a name on this one--I wrote it down but lost the note. LOL! It was a fun day with perfect weather. The garden is so beautiful and peaceful this time of the year. Aiyana, her daughter and I went again on Tuesday to see the Chihuly glass exhibit, with glass sculptures placed throughout the garden. Gorgeous stuff, but that will be tomorrow's blog post!

I always reward myself with a new pot from the Mike Meridian collection at the sale. This is my fourth one and I noticed that all I have chosen have legs.

I bought this cactus at the sale. Unfortunately, when they potted it for me they forgot to include the identification tag. All I remember is it's a Mammillaria. I love the dark orange flowers!


Julie said...

What beautiful succulents! I just joined my C and S Society and there is a show and sale in May in Miami...can't wait!!! They are having a regular meeting in April, and it will be my first one to attend. Love your new pot also!!!

Aiyana said...

It was a fun day--I sure hope the upcoming Master Gardener Garden Tour has some great gardens this year. It's going to be hot, so the gardens have to be worth it to get out in the heat!