Succulent Garden Party
Rick Bjorklund & Kevin Hosmer are very happy to finally host a Coffee in the Garden / Succulent Garden Party again after a long hiatus due to the pandemic. Their garden is often a congested laboratory as Rick is an avid collector of unusual succulents and cacti and leading to rearranging to fit in new acquisitions while Kevin selectively hybridizes (haworthias, dwarf aloes, agaves) and plants most any seeds available!
It’s been a busy time in the garden recently. Except for the raised beds in the rear, almost every area has been remodeled. Out front, there is now a sea of echeverias and relatives beneath palo verde ‘Desert Museum’, a grouping of mostly toothless blue Agave titanotas/oteris, and variegated adolescent Agave ovatifolias ‘Killer’ and ‘Jack Frost’. A cluster of young Agave vilmoriniana ‘Stained Glass’ should mature into a multi-headed clump which can be a spectacular way to grow them. Anticipated cool, rainy weather should incite a number of bi-colored aloes to bloom in January including A. cryptopoda, lutescens, and ‘Vulcan’s Fire along with a growing collection of yellow and pink flowered Othonnas, and various mesembs (mostly afternoon bloomers). Other winter growers are waking up including aeoniums, kalanchoes, and crassulas. Most plants are labeled so visitors can identify plants they may wish to add to their own gardens.
Hernan Morales of Succulents Maryo nursery and his wife Susan will be here this year as a guest vendor and he will do a few talks related to succulents. They own Maryo Succulents nursery located in Vista, CA. They began growing ceropegias which they propagated and sold to the public and they became known throughout the US. Ask him about some of his very hard to find ceropegias— he has some very exciting and interesting ones! They accept credit card, Venmo, or cash. (Rick’s plants are cash only please).
We hope you drop by to chat about gardening and plants, meet Hernan and Susan, party with fellow attendees and us, and have some beverages and Rick’s homemade appetizers and desserts!
Please bring cash for shopping.