2011 – Winter Growers Show

Four tables of widely diverse plants greeted Judy Pigue as judge for Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society’s first Winter Growers Show. Designed to display plants that are normally dormant during the club’s summer shows, the March 2011 event was part show and part education. Pigue said that in judging, she looks for healthy, compact plant growth; maturity and well-coordinated staging. Blooms always catch her attention. Sometimes she can immediately say, “That’s a ‘wow’ plant.” Other times, a plant “looks good, but could look better.” Many of the show entries received ribbons, and many of those that didn’t were judged to have potential.

Pictures by David Wolfe