Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico


Cactus & Succulent Society of New Mexico is an affiliate of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

Meeting Info: Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 3rd Friday, 7:00 pm.

President: Rich Reif, 505-867-2399, 1 Camino Empresa, Placitas NM  87043
Affiliate Rep & webmaster: Ralph R. Peters, 505-293-6356,, 1825 Shirlane NE, Albuquerque NM  87112.

Rabia in flower February 2015

Rabia in flower February 2015
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Upcoming Events
Friday, February 20, 2015 - We will talk about the CSSNM Spring Show & Sale.  Dave Ferguson will give a talk focusing on the classification and evolution of the family Cactaceae, primarily in the context of how it relates to other families, but also within the family itself.   He'll give some background on the history of classification of the family.  This can also give some insight to some questions people might have in the back of their minds, such as - for instance - why some things that seem very different can be grafted onto one another, and grow.

Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 2015  CSSNM Spring Show & Sale at the Albuquerque Garden Center.  It runs from 10 am to 4 pm both days.  Setup for the show and sale will be Friday, April 10, in the afternoon and evening.  More information may be found in the club information section.

Information about plants
Plant information may be found hereCheckout the new Sedum information by Penny Hoe and Martha Parker including a copy of their presentation!

Cactus & Succulent Video!
Landscaping Southwest is a program that investigates water-wise landscaping and gardening.  This video looks at the La Mesa Community Garden in the first half and Ralph Peters' xeric yard and his cactus & succulent collection in the second half.  It shows cacti, succulents, and other native plants (ocotillos, penstemons,...) used in landscaping and discusses their cultivation.

Field Trips to Mesa Garden
On October 8, 2013, we went on a field trip to Mesa Garden to see all the mesembs in flower; see the picture gallery.  On March 22, 2014, we went on a field trip to Mesa Garden to see cacti and some mesembs in flower; see the  picture gallery.
We also had a great potluck dinner after spending time in the greenhouses.  Steven and Linda Brack were great hosts -- Thank you!

Checkout a picture gallery of flowering cacti and succulents courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig.  A new gallery is up!

Useful links for information on the web may be found here.

Club Information
Club information including a membership application, new member information, a  library list, show information, show tags and show posters may be found here.
What does the society do?  Get an idea from a list of recent events.