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,
Affiliate Rep & webmaster: Ralph R. Peters, 505-293-6356,

Aloinopsis spathulata in flower in the yard, March 2016

Aloinopsis spathulata flowering in the yard, March 2016
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Upcoming Events 
June 9 - 11, 2016  (June 12 - optional) 15th Biennial Mid-States Conference 2016 in Denver, Colorado
Hosted by the Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society

Friday, June 17, 2016 - Regular meeting at Albuquerque Garden Center.  Sig Lodwig will talk about grafting cacti.  Grafting is used to quickly grow difficult plants and salvage plants that have problems.

July 2016 - No meeting in July.  Have a great summer!

Friday, August 19, 2016 - Regular meeting.  We will do a bit of planning for the State Fair display.  More info later...

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

CSSNM Spring Show & Sale results have been compiled by Daniel Finley.  Thank you to all that helped make the show and sale a success.

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 late Spring 2016!

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.