|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: Carl Hime, 505-275-6777
To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address: CSSofNM@gmail.com
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There will be NO meeting on Friday, May 18 We had a garden tour the previous Saturday.
Friday, June 15 - The program will be given by Lisa Mandelkern from Las Cruces. She will talk about the cacti of southern NM. Many species of cacti are native to southern NM. One of the choice kinds is Peniocereus greggii with a huge underground tuber, thin stems and huge nocturnal flowers that appear in late spring. Then the large genus Escobaria has populations in most of the mountain ranges. Echinocereus is very well represented with species all over the region with amazing flowers. Many other kinds are present, Echinocactus, Opuntias, chollas, Coryphantha, Mammillaria, Epithelantha, Glandulicactus, Ferocactus, etc.
Saturday - Monday, September 1-3, 2018 - Cactus & Succulent Show,
Demonstrations, and Presentations at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden. This
link has more information about the show
and the Albuquerque Botanic Garden,
Information about plants
Plant information may be found here. Checkout the new article on potting soils which lists recipes from several members.
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
Club information including a membership application, new member information, newsletters, current officers, a library list, show information, show tags, show posters and vendor information may be found here.