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May 9, 2015


Succs-apalooza?! Oh-kay, how about The Gates Cactus & Succulent Society’s 40th annual Show & Sale?! If that works for you you’ll want to be at Landscape Southern California Style in Riverside on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16. This historic two-day event will have literally thousands of succulents for sale by local growers, along with hundreds of beautifully staged exotic plants in a juried show on Saturday. It is also a great learning experience, with opportunities to meet and learn from growers of our favorite plants. Plus, it’s a terrific chance to score one-of-a-kind pottery in which to display your prized succulents. Best of all this event is free and open to the public!

You do not want to miss this event. See next page for full details …




Friday & Saturday, May 15th & 16th, 9am to 4pm

(Juried plant show open from 9am to 4pm, Saturday only)

Children’s Table where kids can purchase a pot for $1 and plant their own succulent garden

 Landscape Southern California Style gardens, 450 E. Alessandro Blvd., Riverside, CA 92508.

For information:;  951-360-8802.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 9, 2015 1:24 pm

    Too bad the Gates’ folk didn’t get you to design their page – at first I thought perhaps the wonderful collage of images was their own PR piece, but I should have known better. I’m learning….

    But…good news for the Hub we live too far away to even consider traveling to this event. It seems succulent fever is gripping everyone these days. Those tiny pots add up fast!

    • May 9, 2015 3:25 pm

      Hey, Deb, the good folks at the Gates have been trying to get me to join their group for ages, something about needing younger members (I’ll be 60 in July!). Sadly, I’m not a “joiner”, but I do what I can to support them, including messing around with photoshop in the pursuit of a striking assemblage for attention.

      Too bad you can’t make the next event, I’d love to meet you!

  2. May 9, 2015 5:30 pm

    what a lovely drawing !!!!

  3. May 9, 2015 9:25 pm

    I sooo wish I could be there, but have an out-of-town graduation! I really enjoyed meeting your friend Vickie at the Flower & Garden Show at the Elks…got a great metal pitcher with plant and picked up some other things as well…GREAT FUN!! Sorry to miss the event…

    • May 9, 2015 9:55 pm

      Sorry you’ll miss the event, Linda, it should be succs-tacular! (Yes, that’s the last one) And, I’m glad you got to meet Vickie. 😉

  4. Vickie Perez permalink
    May 11, 2015 4:26 am

    I’m looking forward to the Gates show. There are so many different types of plants to learn about. Linda, thank you again for the conversation and your purchase. Your enjoyment of what I’m trying to do is so encouraging. Also to that friend of mine, Reuben. I probably would never have worked so hard to get things done without all my friends telling me I could do this. I just like making things that make me smile. Thanks to all.

  5. May 11, 2015 7:34 pm

    hope to see you and some or your readers there! (fingers crossed…)

    • May 11, 2015 8:23 pm

      Cool, Denise! Let me know when you’ll be going and i’ll make it a point to come by then.

  6. May 19, 2015 3:47 am

    I wish I could visit. One can never have too many succulents. If I find something with an opening, I’ll put a plant in it. Luckly my husband sleeps with his mouth closed.LOL
    BTW how is your back?

    • May 19, 2015 3:59 am

      Hi, Val … the back continues to be an issue. The reason for my crankiness some days > > > see the next post!

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