25th annual Inter-City C&S show & sale

caudex1August 13, 2010

Truck is packed and I'm ready to drive 6hrs to the biggest and best C&S show on the west coast. I have 11 of my favorite succulents staged and ready to show.

Here they are in alphabetical order

Aloe chortoliriodes

Aloinopsis peersii

Alluaudia montagnacii

Anacampseros telephiastrum

Cyphostemma cirrhosum

Euphorbia decidua

Jatropha species

Opeculycaria pachypus

Pachypodium brevicaule

Raphionacme flanaganii

Seyrigia humbertii

You'll have to wait till I get back on Monday for photos

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Lucky You!!

Cant wait for photos.. Have a good time! and Best wishes!!
JoJo

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 9:21AM
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lzrddr(91360)

you selling or displaying only? I will see your stuff Sunday if it's in the show.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 10:46AM
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cactusmcharris

Keith,

Best of luck to you. As you know, you'll be up against some stiff competition, but your plants/pots/staging should stand you in good stead - I reckon at least three blues, if not six or nine.

***'biggest and best'? You haven't yet been to the San Diego Show, so you'll want to revise that, I'm sure, when you do. They'll be blown away with your plants and pots, too.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 11:16AM
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lzrddr(91360)

The inter-city show is the largest cactus and succulent show in the world, though I have heard the San Diego show is pretty nice.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 1:02AM
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ltecato(9)

I recently got Raphionacme flanaganii, thinking it might be something new and rare. But now I see them all over the place. Still a nice plant.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 4:18AM
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stanofh

Alludia montagnacii is an incredibly slow growing potted plant. A really nice looking African version of a "silver torch" cacti..just 100x slower growing not in ground in a hot climate.Hardy to 30f at least.
Good luck!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 8:49PM
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caudex1

my show stats;

1 outstanding specimen rosette
4 1st
6 2nd
1 3rd

and have purchased 75 plants in 2 days. I'll go back today and see if there's anything I missed and at 5:00 I'll pack up my show plants and drive home.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 8:27AM
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TT, zone 5b MA

caudex -

Don't know what I am more impressed with...the number of awards you won with your plants...or the number of plants you bought in 2 days! Crikey!

Were there any plants left for anyone else to buy?

T

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 6:03PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

It was a wonderful show, but not quite as amazing as the '09 show. We went on Saturday. Horrible long line (in the blazing sun) to buy plants. The Alluaudia montagnacii I remember, quite impressive. The best Echeveria on the champion table was stunning, it was nearly white. I could not read the tag and wondered what it was.

There was a new 'Madagascar thorn forest' area out in the Arboretum with Alluadias and some Pachypodiums(?) that were about 10' tall and blooming beautifully, and nearby a half dozen huge Agave 'Blue Glow' and an Agave guiengola that was about 5' across. A nice day out, too bad it was so hot, even though it wasn't really that hot, it felt like it.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 2:29AM
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caudex1

The entries to show were down 150 plants compared to last year, although there were over 1450 specimens shows and it was all most an even split between cacti and succulents. Last it was 2/3 succulents.

There were 50 vendors over the 2 day show so there was plenty of plants left others, although I did get almost all the rarities on the Friday pre-sale. The lines were very long, there was a couple of people that had heat exhaustion and nearly collapsed.

Anyway...on to the photos

My Pachy brevicaule, blue ribbon and outstanding specimen rosette

Aloe chortoliriodes

Raphionacme flanaganii

Aloinopsis peersii

Can't believe I forgot to get photos of the my other blue ribbon winners, the Jatropha, Seyrigia and Cyphostemma. Will take shots of those today.

Operculycaria pachypus

Euphorbia decidua

Alluaudia montagnacii

Anacampseros telephiastrum

I still have 220 more photos to upload

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 10:14AM
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stanofh

I want a P.pachypus. Just so I can say pachypus.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 11:24AM
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caudex1

P? You should get an "O" pachypus and put in the ground with the rest of your plants.

Recount;
1 outstanding specimen
6 blue ribbons
3 red
1 green

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 11:55AM
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philofan(z10)

Congrats, Keith! Worthy wins for sure, and I like your custom planters.

I recognize the alluaudia from your staging demo in San Jose.

I look forward to photos of the show (when you have time of course).

Tom

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 12:04PM
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caudex1

Thanks Tom!

Seyregia humbertii 2 yrs ago, 8in pot with 4ft stems

Seregia for the show in a 6in container

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 1:21PM
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lady_ee

WOW Guys!!! Your plants and pots are AMAZING!!! Each one looks like a little work of art and gives me the feeling that it knows it is home in its pot. I especially like Euphorbia decidua's pot Keith very cool!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 3:24PM
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paracelsus

Congratulations Keith! I'm not surprised at your success. Your plants and pots are amazing! ;)

75 new plants? That tops my largest show haul by three-fold. You have a lot of pot making, and potting to do. Have fun.

Brad

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 3:42PM
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zzini(Sunset 13)

I saw your plants there! congratulations! by the way, I took three million (ok, just over a hundred) photos of the show. They're at this link if anyone would like to take a peek - it was my first show so I thought everything looked awesome. . . :-)
None of the photos have captions, but I was thinking enough to get name tags in with some of the specimens. Other than that - you're all on your own!!

Here is a link that might be useful: 2010 Inter-City C&S show Pics

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 6:37PM
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caudex1

Thanks zz!

Added a few more photos

Here is a link that might be useful: photo update

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 10:43PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

Really fantastic pics (and, of course, plants)! I really enjoyed those. Just don't get shows like that in New England (or at least that I have been to up here...).

BTW, can I have that pachycormus discolor, please? Can't find any old gnarly ones around like that one, either...

T

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 9:05PM
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succulentfan

Great plants Keith congrats on your wins!

Does anybody know the name of the plant in photo 51 from the album zzini posted? It looks like a euphorbia obesa hybrid.

Here is a link that might be useful: euphorbia?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 3:47PM
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cactusmcharris

Keith,

You did well, but no less than you deserved, I think, with such magnificent left-right-left combinations of plant, pot and staging. Great job, and it's really nice that you exhibited so many plants.

It's going to take me a while to get through the pictures, but it will be like enjoying a meal.

Of the many plants that you got, aside from the Aloe, what's your favourite?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 4:06PM
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cactusmcharris

SF,

No, but to my unlearned eye it's got some Euphorbia horrida in it, and if I screw my eyes up tight I can see a dwarf version of the regular E. horrida that is, whatever it is, beautifully grown and potted. But that's probably not what it is.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 4:17PM
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caudex1

Sfan,
That plant is horrida x symmetrica, Miles2go entered that beauty.

Jeff,
I brought home a few favorites...Cyphostemma uter, Cyphostemma humile, Coccinia trilobata, Euphorbia faushawei x clavigera, Bursera lancifolia and numerous medusoid euphorbias.

Bursea lancifolia

Need to get photos of the rest

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 5:25PM
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caudex1

Euphorbia faushawei x clavigera

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 6:04PM
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caudex1

Here is a link that might be useful: more photos added

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 7:44AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Outstanding!

If you ever have the chance to see Keith's stagings (plants, pots, and all) in person,
you should jump at the opportunity. You will be inspired.

Josh

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 9:38AM
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bjbond

For a guy like me, who's never really seen cactii, nor really paid it much attention, I gotta say - WOW!!!

caudex1:
I had to double check, when looking at some of pictures posted, as I though I was in the bonsai forum.

My favs are :
Aloinopsis peersii
Anacampseros telephiastrum

side note:
That bark detail on the Bursea lancifolia is really nice. You took some great shots. (and I might add, nice camera!)

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 11:11AM
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caudex1

Thank you bond,
C&S staging for show is going more and more toward bonsai, the plants just lend themselves perfectly to that style.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 11:57AM
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lzrddr(91360)

succulentfan, the Euphorbia in that photo on your link was of a Euphorbia horrida var striata X Euphorbia symmetrica... if you can believe the owner.. I have noticed that a good 10% of the identified plants in these shows, even this one, are incorrect, some with names that don't exist (owners obviously just made them up).

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 11:58AM
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succulentfan

Thanks Keith and lzddr,
Nice looking euphorbia for sure. I'll have to be on the lookout for one.

Keith, I just have to say it again you plants, pots, and staging is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 2:24PM
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caudex1

The last off the photos have been uploaded

Aloe pearsonii, one I still searching for

for you jade lovers

Here is a link that might be useful: more photos added

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 9:17AM
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