I know I’m a little late posting this collection of photos of this year’s Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Show. It’s just been a busy time and a number of daily events have gotten in the way. These photos have been on the ‘back burner’ along with a LOT of others. I’ll try to get them out and posted soon.
These are some shots of the show as we saw it on April 10th. Colman and I drove up to the show with Tibor. I didn’t photograph any of the vendors this year even though we went to that part of the show to see friends and search for unusual plants. I bought a couple of echeverias and a sedum home with thoughts that they would be grown outside in the ground this summer.
Here are a few of what I thought were the highlights of the exhibition. I’ll keep my comments to a minimum.
This is a very nice rhipsalis in bloom, it would be dramatic even without its tassel flowers.
The buds on this gymnocalysium are especially nice. It wouldn’t have to bloom for me if it just made more more of those scale covered buds.
My lithops keep getting higher and higher out of their soil, this is how they should look.
I’ve never seen a crested sedum before this.
This crassula has been very difficult to grow let alone get it to bloom.
The next two photos are of a seed grown tylecodon, the likes of which are entirely new to me. If this one is as difficult to grow as some of its cousins, this plant with its blooming stalk is a horticultural feat worth more than a blue ribbon.
Echeverias, along with lithops are my favorite succulents.
This tacitus is very well grown and it will be spectacular when all the bright pink stat flowers are open.
I end this entry with a shot of this charming gibbaeum about to bloom.