Both a show and sale are available so we'll visit the show section exhibits and displays around the sides of the room first.
Fascinating plants on display along with detailed information.
I enjoyed this display since it featured Texas native cacti.
Photos of the cacti collection in their yard.
Native Horse Crippler cactus up close
Lots of "Do Not Touch" signs.
No problem with the cacti but I could see how it might be tempting with some of the other plants like these Astrophytum in this display
The Hairy Cacti
I spent some time looking over this exhibit of Terrestrial Bromeliads. I have one of these which was unmarked when I received it so I needed more knowledge of the category. Is it a bromeliad or a dyckia? Now I understand the term Terrestrial Bromeliad includes dyckia.
Some of the plants exhibited were in bloom
On to the vendors which were in both the main exhibit hall and an adjacent room.
This table in the main exhibit hall had dish gardens complete with little ceramic snakes
The second room was vendors only and was quite busy for a Thursday morning.
Tables filled with plants
Watch your step too
Yes it does get this cold--not often, but it's nice to know there are plants that will survive when it does.
A rare quiet moment at this table
I've wanted to visit East Austin Succulents since reading about them on Digging. The next best thing is to have them visit San Antonio. They carry the cold hardy Argentinian Saguaro I saw in Jeff Pavlat's garden at their Austin store so I'll try to stop in there next time I'm in Austin.
More nicely arranged succulent displays from East Austin Succulents
When I leaned in to take a photo of plants on the floor I was smitten by this little variegated agave and it ended up going home with me along with a hardy iceplant also from East Austin Succulents. The agave is 'Shira ito no Ohi' which means Queen of White Thread-leaf and it is cold hardy.
The show is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 25 - 27 from 10 am to 5 pm so there's still plenty of time to see the show and sale at San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. I'm already planning to go back next year.