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Jewels of the Cactus and Succulent Show
Succulent enthusiasts flock to the annual Cactus & Succulent Society Show at the Los Angeles Arboretum mid-August. It's the largest of its kind in the US. Judges award ribbons and trophies based on how well a specimen is grown, its rarity, and how well it's 'staged' in its pot. Pots aren't merely containers, they're works of art, and may be more valuable than the plant. Below are what caught my eye and photographed well, but represent only a fraction of the unusual...