2014 – Show and Sale

In late June, the HSCSS Show and Sale helped kick off Missouri Botanical Garden’s Desert Show with a huge display of show plants and a full room of sale plants from vendors Drummond Nursery and J & J Cactus and Succulents. The club event was dedicated to Ann Grace, an active member who passed away earlier in the year. During the opening ceremony, the proceeds from the sale of plants from her collection were included in a check given to the garden in support of a new Desert House. Three dozen members entered hundreds of plants across the 165 classes for specimen and decorative cacti and succulents, and allied interests. The entries reflected the general HSCSS preference for succulents over cacti, as well as an emerging trend toward more dramatic staging.

Pictures by Jolie Krupnik and Gary Giessow