On Saturday March 21th 2009 there will be an auction of 102 of Mike Hackett’s extremely fine succulent plants. Many of these plants have been recent trophy winners in the last few Inter-City Shows. Most all of these plants are beautifully staged in bonsai or designer ceramic pots made by many of our famous potters. This is your special chance to get some of the seldom seen or extremely beautiful specimen succulents that we all can only rarely find. You do not want to miss this event as you will have a chance get plants rarely available, as well as, see the new Caro Desert Nursery (CDP West) and the, now returning, 8th Annual Potters sale. This event will be at the old CDP nursery address, now the Caro Desert Nursery (CDP West) , 9607 E. Ave S-12 Littlerock CA 93543. For directions please call 1-661-456-0787 or 661-406-9816, or visit www.CaroDesert.com and click on the Hackett Auction tab. The auction will begin at 11:00 am and should conclude at about 12:30 pm. Viewing of all material will begin at 9:00 am and the auction will be conducted in a similar manor to all the previous CDP auctions. Woody Minnich will be the auctioneer and he will represent all electronic bidders. Written bids will begin at 10:00 am and the verbal auction starts at 11:00 am. During this time the wonderful potters will be selling there first of the year pots and the Caro Desert Nursery will be open for business. The potters and the Caro Desert Nursery will be open for business from 9:00 am until close at 5:00 pm and a barbeque will follow for those who would like to stay and socialize. Lunch and beverages will be available from about noon on. If you wish to stay for the barbeque please call Rene or Patty Caro (661-456-0787) and let them know so they may plan the overall dinner. This will be a super day for all cactus and succulent hobbyists in search of rare show plants, first of the year wonderful pots and those wishing to visit the new Caro Desert Nursery (CDP West)!
Often people want to know why is this person parting with their private collection of show quality plants? The answer to this question regarding Mike’s plants is that he and his wife Karine are, like so many of us right now, in need of extra finances because of personal medical issues. These medical issues are not life threatening but are important family concerns to the Hacketts. Mike has been collecting rare and specimen succulents for many years and has reached a point where he can thin down his collection to a point to where he still has some great stuff. This auction should be a win-win for everyone. To view some of these great plants go to Mikes Web site http://gallery.me.com/michaelhackett1#100015&bgcolor=black&view=grid For all those persons not able to attend this auction you may also do your bidding via Mike’s web site or Woody’s e-mail. Bidding will be open from February 18th until March 19th 2009. If you wish to place a bid(s) please e-mail Woody at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information; The number and name of the plant, the starting bid (minimum or greater), the dollar increment of bid ($5, $10, $20, etc.) and the maximum bid you will go to. Example: 105. Pachypodium brevicaule 6” dia great caudex in 8” ovl br bn X MM MB $50.00
Your bid may be? Plant number 105
Plant name Pachypodium brevicaule
Starting bid $100.00 (minimum on list was $50)
Increment of bid $10.00 per bid
Maximum bid up to $250.00 (the maximum you’re willing to pay)
These dollar numbers are your choice, matching or exceeding the list minimums. Be competitive! Many of the plants listed will include nice pots which will be indicated by the following abbreviations;
Pot Shape round rd oval ovl square sq rectangle rtl
Pot color white wht brown br black bk blue bl tan tn
Potter Bonsae bn J. Wujcek JWVan Auker VA Steve ST R. Gerlach RG
Plant sizes will be in diameter dia or in height tall
Previous owner or place of acquisition will be listed as X and name abreviation
For those individuals from distances too far to attend the auction, phone–in bids will be accepted. Phone-in bids may be placed any time between Feb. 18th and March 19th 2009. Plants purchased by electronic or phone-in bids must be paid for prior to shipment and a packaging, handling and shipping fee will be added to you order. We will notify you if any of your bids are winners and we will ship within two weeks from payment. Please feel free to call if you have questions. Woody 1-505-281-5884
We look forward to hearing from you!
When preparing for phone-in bids please be sure to have the plant number and name and the bidding criteria as spelled out on page number 2 of this auction list. For those coming to the Auction
Because of the nature of all the events taking place at this auction, potters sale and Intro to the Caro Desert Nursery (CDP West) we recommend that you show up early enough to check out all that is happening. You don’t want to get left out. We will accept cash, checks and credit cards at the auction and the Caro Desert Nursery. At the conclusion of the Auction each person is responsible to bring their winning auction cards to Woody and he will take payment at that time. All plants purchased from the Caros will be paid for, to the Caro Desert Nursery. All pots purchased from the potters will be paid to the individual potters. If you purchase pots in quantity you may make what ever deals you and the potter agree upon. Don’t forget the 2nd of the Caros’ Specimen Plant Auctions.
This auction will take place at the Caro Desert Nursery on Saturday April 18th 2009 and will include 100 incredible plants, very similar to the first auction. These are all show winners and you won’t want to miss out!
For more information on this auction, please visit www.CaroDesert.com and click on the Auction #2 tab.