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: Carl Hime, 505-275-6777, , 3420 Chelwood NE, Albuquerque NM  87111
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, February 19, 2016 - We will discuss the upcoming Spring Show & Sale.  Its time to pay your annual dues.  Oleg Lagutin will talk about growing cacti and succulents in Russia; specifically what kinds of plants they grow, and how they grow them.
A greenhouse in Moscow
Glandulicactus mathsonii

Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, 2016 -- The annual Spring Show and Sale will run from 10 am to 4 pm on both days at the Albuquerque Garden Center.  We will have lots of local plants on display and thousands for sale.  Check out the summary, pictures, and information about the 2015 show and sale.  See the 2016 Spring Show & Sale Press Release for further info.

June 9 - 11, 2016  (June 12 - optional) 15th Biennial Mid-States Conference 2016 in Denver, Colorado
Hosted by the Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society

September 8-18, 2016 -- NM State Fair  We have a show and display at the fair.  More later...

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 late Fall/early Winter 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.