As we write this column on April 1, we focus on cacti and succulents. Three factors inspire this subject matter, as summarized in these paragraphs. First, spring Show & Sale of the Monterey Bay Area Cactus & Succulent Society: This nearby employer, an associate of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America, can afford two of these -element occasions each year, within the fall and the spring. The show shares amazing flora, representing top specimens from several exceptional succulent plant genera.
This show offers a tremendous opportunity for both novice and superior gardeners of this vegetation to peer mature vegetation that has been grown expertly and shown aesthetically in decided-on containers. The sale brings services from a couple of growers, all of whom are individuals of the Society. Generally, several tables each present small and fairly priced, inviting gardeners to choose more than one plant to add to their indoor or outside gardens. The sale tables may additionally consist of specimens of exceedingly rare plant life.
Gardeners with a unique appreciation for unusual flora frequently quickly accumulate these premium services. The Society will maintain this event on April thirteen-14 at San Juan Bautista’s Community Hall, 10 San Jose Street. In addition, the accompanying image may be spotted on flyers posted in lawn centers and other public locations at some stage in the Monterey Bay area. Succulent Blossoms on Stamps: To draw interest to the Society’s upcoming display.
The USA Postal Service has launched ten new First Class stamps depicting the blossoms of ten cacti. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps with pix taken using John P. Schaefer. Visit usps.Com/stamps and scroll to “Cactus Flowers” for greater information, including images of the symbols. The many growers of succulent plant life will appreciate these beautiful stamps. Succulent Blooms with the aid of Month:
Some gardeners have superb cognizance of the timing of events in their gardens, mainly while various vegetation burst into bloom. I am not one of these gardeners but one who discovers new colors with wonder and pride. A gardener who knows while succulent plants bloom has helped people with less cognizance with a month-to-month collection of photographic collections of succulent vegetation in color.