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
Friday, June 19  Margaret Todd and Donna Behme will talk about the landscaping at their house.  Very briefly, their landscape is oriented toward pollinators (bees, butterflies and hummers).  It is also bird friendly.   It features native and adapted plants, with cactus & succulents being a major part of the landscape.   They are not just an after thought as in so many landscapes --  in their landscape they are a feature.

July - no meeting!

August 21, 2015  Regular meeting with discussion of CSSNM exhibit at the State Fair.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 through Sunday, Sep. 20, 2015 - State Fair Display.  Setup will probably be Tuesday, Sept. 8.  More information may be found here as we get closer to the State Fair.  General informtion may be found in StateFairDisplay2015 and a preliminary list showing when we set-up, take-down, and when we need volunteers to answer questions and watch the plants may be found at StateFair2015.

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!

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