The show is held annually during April at The San Antonio Garden Center near The San Antonio Botanical Garden. The tables around the perimeter held helpful information on growing and propagating succulents along with a pretty display on matching plants and containers.
Large variety of plants were available for sale in two large rooms.
I was there early on Thursday just after the show and sale opened and it was quite busy. If this event gets any more popular they might need a bigger venue.
The Desert Rose plants in bloom caught my eye
This display is from Paul's Desert, a local cactus nursery recommended to me by friends so I plan to visit soon.
Eric Pedley of East Austin Succulents and regular contributor to Central Texas Gardener assists a customer. East Austin Succulents has a much larger booth and more plants this year so I hope that means they'll be back.
One of these Agave medio-picta was my pick this year. Only one plant this year because I am focusing more on reworking my existing garden before adding too many more plants. I loved the color on these so just had to take one home.
A tour of interesting plants available at some of the other vendor tables.
"Cactus Marty" Ruona showing landscapes he has designed and installed for clients. You might remember my post on his awesome garden a couple of years ago.
A display of the work involved in his landscapes.
Marty also brought plants and containers with stands he makes for his "Yardware Collection" and available for sale at the show.
The San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte show is an official Fiesta event and part of this citywide party with hundreds of events throughout April.
A fun show again this year and if you are in the San Antonio area, there's still time to get over there. Admission is free and the show runs Friday and Saturday 25th and 26th at the San Antonio Garden Center from 9am to 5pm each day.