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.

Delospermas in flower May 2015

Delospermas in flower May 2015
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Upcoming Events
July - no meeting!

August 21, 2015  Regular meeting with a discussion of CSSNM exhibit at the State Fair.  Our presenter will be Grey Gustafson from UNM.  He will talk about Cacti/Insect relationships.  Some insects kill many of our local cacti.  In particular, Moneilema semipunctatum (cactus borer beetle -- is a signicant threat to many local cacti including Sclerocactus.  During a recent visit to Scl. mesae-verde habitat in SW Colorado, I saw that about half of the large plants were infested with larvae; most of them will probably die from the borer's damage and the associated bacterial infection.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 through Sunday, Sep. 20, 2015 - State Fair Display.  Setup will be Tuesday, Sept. 8 with take-down on Sunday, Sept. 20.  General information may be found in StateFairDisplay2015StateFair2015 tells when we setup, take-down, and when we need volunteers to answer questions and watch the plants.

Saturday, December 12, 2015  Holiday Party!

Information about plants
Plant information may be found here.  Checkout the new article on potting soils which lists recipes from several members.

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!

See info about the April 2015 Spring Show & Sale.

Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig.  A new gallery is up for June 2015!

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.