Sunday, August 24, 2008

The 23rd Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show!

Good evening, Growers!

Man cannot live on pumpkin alone. With that thought in mind, my dad, Lauren and I stopped into the The 23rd Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show at the Los Angeles County Arboretum before the Full Moon Party and Luau, on the advice of Joe Stead, an instructor at Orange Coast College who let all of the UCCE Certified Master Gardeners know about it at our August 9th monthly meeting. Joe wasn't exaggerating when he said that this one of the biggest if not the biggest cactus and succulent show in North America. There were thousands of specimens on display, and even more for sale. Plus, we attended a few lectures on propagation, cultivation, and even how the winning entries were selected for the trophy table. I was able to pick up some tips that I think can easily applied to giant pumpkins...

This was our first time to visit this show, but it will not be the last!