Hello hello, hello you guys and welcome back to my youtube channel You can see them outside of a house, which can only mean one thing writing. What do you think that means? We are up to something. We’re up to something. We are about to embark on an adventure to a cactus slash Succulent show that is very hard to say actually without spitting everywhere So I feel highly accomplished right now. In any case it’s gonna be amazing. This is held two times a year I did a video on it once before I will link to it somewhere in the upper corners It was amazing and I have a sinking suspicion That this season is also going to be amazing. Are you excited Ryan? Yes Alrighty so just like last time this event is held by the cactus and succulent society of San Jose it was founded in the 1960s for the sole purpose of educating newbies as well as experienced pros on how to propagate Maintain and allow their little succulent and cacti fellows to flourish by the way.
That’s the one cacti That’s not prickly and oh that one’s made of yarn. So We’re off to a gentle and wonderful start What we’re looking at now is the show portion of their event. They have two sides a side where the members can bring out their a-game and show off their unique little displays It’s just really fun Cuz a lot of times people get really playful with it and they’ll match their little succulent or cacti with a really fun or unique pot which I think is so underrated You know, I feel like plant pottery should also Be given its time in the limelight because a lot of people put a lot of effort into the pottery.
But anyways They have a show portion and then on the other side they have A site that’s all for sale word local nurseries or local vendors? Show off what they’ve got growing on Every year this event happens in the spring and in the fall the spring usually is a lot more crowded and has a bit more variety which Makes sense because of course the plants typically grow a little bit happier in the spring For the show portion you are able to vote for your favorite plants. That’s kind of why you see on the table these green rectangular slabs of papyrus Cuz you stick down with a little red dot which plant Earth’s which cactus or succulent you vote for Fun side note. I have this plate of my own and I tried to make a little bonsai version of it It’s a very cute attempt.
I Don’t know all those spiky little succulents kind of remind me of like the plant version of crazy eyes I was kind of keeping my distance I thought this was a funny little picture though because it kind of looks like a Human or like some sort of like a little freaky-deaky little face and here we have some neon green play-doh looking plant, which is very thrilling especially if you like play-doh It kind of makes me wonder if they have a Socrates or an Aristotle looking plant complete that building block buddy Anyways back to the plants I’m not exactly sure what they do for the winners of this event Simply because I have never submitted a piece before let alone won A title before but I think even if it’s just the sheer Bragging rights that one season hold up.
Never mind this guy looks like he’s got dreamy little fingernails poking out all over himself Oh Anyways, but as I was saying even if it’s just the bragging rights you Know I think that should suffice and up here It looks like we got a handful of booties those lithops always kind of remind me of like little tushies with flowers coming out You know, I don’t know I guess to each their own It’s so fun to see all the different items that show up for this event But it is also kind of interesting cuz after you’ve been around the block a couple times You realize there are some repeat offenders who keep bringing the same plant every single show and they keep on Winning.
Well, actually I don’t know if they keep winning but they keep getting a ton of the little red dots which in essence is a total win But it’s also kind of freaky because some of the plants never seem to grow they never seem to change But they’re there every single year. It’s a little bit Mystifying if you ask me, you know it makes me want to like pick it up and poke it a little bit just to kind of double check to make sure it’s Really Rooney and not like plastic.
You know, I’m not trying to stare at a Barbie all day long I want the green fleshy stuff But not like an alien because they can stay. I’m not trying to single-handedly Bring down the human race because of a circulating characters show But I do also think that corkscrew little plant needs to go on top of the control head I’m pretty sure that would be like the world’s best solution over there Seems like a stroke of oh my god, I’d take it back this one. Oh, That was way too fingernail like for me. Oh Jesus, I Am so sorry for those of you who are wearing headphones during that traumatizing event Let’s all just take a deep breath and forget about that freaky little cactus I would love to see what a tree like that would look like on a Larger scale to the point where you could like kind of like crawl between those little crevices cuz it is just such a unique trunky structure Come on. Now. It’s like little spider crab legs could put it crawling up on out of that pot Oh, it’s kind of like a stingray. Don’t you think? Safely will say I’ve never seen it playing like that before That’s the one fun thing about the show portion is that you do get to see Sure, maybe some common ones but hey, whoa a blue cactus like that’s exactly what I mean You’re gonna find all these other fun little Gizmos that you would have previously probably not seen had you not gone to the show.
It’s very Enticing Neck, I need some lotion. Do you see all that peeling? Mm-hmm. It’s winter you can tell winter is coming. Oh That’s why you gotta use that apricot seed oil, you know, just really let it soak into the skin In the upper right hand corner we have the rare foot cactus if you think Rab and one of those pokey cacti is Painful wait until you try to grab that rare foot cactus Cuz I promise you it’s gonna come to kickin at you. I Thought this pale pistachio green Succulent was pretty fun kind of like little puffed up worms sticking up towards the sky When I was looking at this one, I kind of thought it should be on display at one of those like body exhibits You know how they have like the plasticized body parts and reminded me of something that you would find in one of those display cases I love to seen all the different type of Chrysalis that they had on display here particularly that Sunset II colored one.
It kind of looks like it’s a jade plant, but I’ve just never seen one like that before So if you know if that’s a jade plant or not, please let me know. I Just can’t get over how fun most if not all of these little succulents and cacti are Kinda makes me wish some of these were for sale But at the same point, I guess it’s fun just to kind of admire from afar Looks like over here we have some more Lola thoughts which are always extremely fun And these kind of look like freaky deaky little baby toes if baby toes were multicolored and succulents Looks like we might have a winner Ryan is placing his sticker down With a bit of a struggle, but you know what they say if it doesn’t come off your finger perhaps it’s meant to linger Good job, Ryan.
He got it Oh My goodness gracious. Is it just me or does this one look like a Frankenstein type of plant that’s like sewn together at the seams Maybe I need to go back to the optometrist. I don’t know but that one kind of gave me the heebie-jeebies However that tall bark and leafy fella behind is catching my eye with those dainty little leaves and that funky funky looking trunk You probably know by now that I am NOT the biggest fan of prickly cacti, however that round green one has an interesting little Spherical shaped gizmo coming out the center. It’s pretty captivating Captivating get it. Cuz first of all is the correct way to save a second oil cap cap goes on top like a hat. I Got you Oh My goodness gracious that plant literally looks like swollen grapes with the googly eyes of a snail Where do these things come from? I? Think next year further fall show they should have just a haunted house full of all these – Ricky Dicky looking plants just because I mean, why should we always go with the typical clown scares? Huh? Why not some of these plants? throw people for a looper – Let’s meet somebody brought a bowl of cotton balls to the show Seriously though, I would go to a plant haunted house.
I mean who the heck would it? Oh my god, green house haunted green house. This is a genius guys stroke of genius. We’re listening to Or maybe just a stroke send help Is this Funky little fellow. It doesn’t even look like a plant. It’s a straight-up old piece, darling truly impressive That GE jaggies slender plant is pretty darn funky. I have not seen one like that before What disc How exciting more cotton balls, oh the moon well it’s quicker to get there than I thought didn’t Find it totally Random but slightly still relevant note have any of you tried to pull apart Cotton before I swear like thought of it even just kind of makes my teeth kind of like a wiggle around a little bit Anyways, here is an overview of the shopping side of this event it is Always so fun.
You never really know what you’re gonna find in the shopping section of this event Just because it’s such a gamble but I do kind of find More rare hard to find or impossible to find cacti and succulents The price range is pretty comparable to the standard nursery perhaps slightly elevated But then again is just so hard to say because so many of these items you literally Won’t find anywhere else It’s kind of like How do you compare something like that? well, let you really just can’t so what I usually do is I skip the plants that I see regularly at nurseries and I go For the ones that I don’t see very often Seems pretty fail-proof For the sake of time and your sanity I have decided this year to divide the video up into two parts. That way you can have Two videos that are like around 115 minutes instead of one meka video that’s gonna take you like an entire day to get through But also this year I really wanted to show more of the show portion of this event And so in the next video, I’ll show you all the goodies that we picked up in this shop inside So if you’re interested in seeing what I added to my plenty collection Then please stay tuned because it will be following this video in a couple days.
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