May 14, 2008

Cacti & Succulents For Sale ... Pots Too!

These little bowls and  floral plate, are from a series of cacti blossom inspired work done a couple of years ago. This weekend I will be going to this sale seeking inspiration for some new work. I encourage you to attend and see these remarkable plants and maybe go home with a few.

This is the Fresno Cactus and Succulent Society's biggest fund raiser of the year. The members exhibit some of their best plants, and visitors have an opportunity to shop for plants not commonly found in local nurseries. Shoppers are urged to arrive early for best selections. The purpose is to make unusual plants available and stimulate the public to become more interested in cactus and succulents. This year for the first time the event will include professional specialty vendors of cactus and succulents.  Kathy Hendig from San Jose will be selling her wheel thrown show quality pots.  

This beautiful plant, staged in a hand built stoneware pot, is an example of what you will see in the members plant exhibition  this weekend Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18.