Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Cascade Cactus and Succulent Society's Odd Plant Show and Sale

On September 10, Alison and I got together for our first plant outing in a long time.  I don't know which was more exciting, seeing my pal again or shopping going to this sale.  It was a great time!  Here's some of what we saw at the sale:

Just a few years ago, I wouldn't have given cacti or most of their poky, spiky friends a second look although I've always liked succulents.  That agave evangelist, Ms Danger, and changed my perspective. Now I'm smitten.

Caged and trying to break free of it's prison. 

Adenium obesum hybrid 'Immortality'

This one made it's way into my cart. 

The plant and pot combinations were grand.  

Intricate markings on this Haworthia.
 Cyphostemma juttae jumped into my cart as well. 

Agave parrasana

Agave 'Kissho Kan'

Not sure of the name of this one.  I'm guessing it's something in the genus ceramicianus.

Drimia haworthioides

The handsome and fast growing Agave 'Joe Hoak'  

Someone had fun doing this!

Haworthia maughanii

Euphorbia francoisii in bloom.  Serious plant lust!

I dared Alison to take this Mammillaria elongata 'Irish Red' home but she didn't.  Go figure...
Happy weekend everyone!  


  1. What! I don't remember seeing Joe Hoak there. I would have bought it. Damn. I've seen quite a few Adenium lately. The flowers are very pretty. But when they're not flowering, they're nothing special.

  2. Some of them look so soft and fuzzy but I bet that is a disguise in most cases. No touching or you'll be sorry!

  3. Bonney Lassie and The Outlaw, exploring again! I look forward to every excursion. This was a grand beginning.

  4. Imaginative bonsai-like planting. I know a cactus doesn't need repotting often, but when it does, it seems like a dangerous proposition. When I was little, my aunt grew a large Haworthia. I used to enjoy squishing the leafs when not one was looking...

  5. These types of sales are dangerous to those of us with little windowsill space. You're right though, some of those plant/pot combos were so nice! That one wide shot reminded me how much I miss my big organ pipe cactus. :(

  6. I still prefer the smooth leaved succulents to the spiky cacti but the latter have been creeping into my collection too - once the door opens, it's just a matter of time...

  7. Agave evangelist, that's the nicest thing anyone has called me in a long time!

    Oh that 'Joe Hoak'...tears at my heart. Mine recently went to the great yard waste bin in the sky (post forthcoming).

  8. Succulents are sorta new to me. Thinking the ones in different pots and unusual arranged ones I like the most.

  9. What fun, they are addictive once you start on them.

  10. Kisho Kan was a casualty when my shelving collapsed recently, but I'd planted plenty of pups in the ground. (Whoa, alliteration crazy today.) And I've just recently been gifted an Aloe erinacea, so nice to see a mature specimen. See how I always view your posts through my egocentric filter? ;)

    I think I like just about every succulent/cactus, except maybe lithops -- not yet anyway.

  11. I'll take this over a trip to the zoo any day.


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