It only happens every four years, so I have been looking forward to it all year. The fact it was happened 3 days after we moved house, was not great timing, but my OH very kindly said I should go anyway. It could not have been more suitable weather, the sun was shining for the first time in a while and even at 9.30am the hall was already warming up.
The event consists of a show and a large plant sales area. This is only the second time I have attended and it amazes me how large some of the show plants are. I think this agave was there last time, it is going to take years until mine are this size:
There were some nice variegated plants as well:
I liked this hybrid as well (sorry about the blurred photo):
It is rare to see manfredas, and this one was totally new to me, (another one for the list):
I always end up trying to photograph this aloe, only for it not to work:
The cacti were well represented as always:
This one was huge:
I was a little disappointed by the echeverias, this e. subridgida was the stand out plant in the group for me:
This dudleya caught my eye as well
There were lots of euphorbias:
As always at these shows, there is one plant you didn't know you needed. This time it was pachypodium brevicaule.
Having seen it I went around the stalls until I managed to track one down. Sadly it was no where near this size and was the most expensive plant I bought. Can you spot it in my little box of plants:
I think I was very restrained given all my new available space. I'll do another post on the echeveria agavoides 'romeo' (bottom left) and the hybrid agaves.