Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico

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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, RPeters52@gmail.com, 1825 Shirlane NE, Albuquerque NM  87112.

Trichocereus in flower  May2014

Trichocereus in flower in the yard in May 2014
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Upcoming Events
July - No meeting!

August 15, 2014 Regular meeting with discussion of our State Fair display and activities.  More information later on the program.

Sept 10-21, 2014 NM State Fair!  We have had a display at the State Fair for many years and it is a good way to educate the public and recruit members.  Our setup will probably be Tuesday, Sept 9 and we will cleanup and take our plants home in the late afternoon on Sunday, Sept 21.  The State Fair signup sheet for docents is available. 
Questions?  Check out this information sheet and/or contact the CSSNM State Fair Chairman CV Porter - cvporterrd@hotmail.com.  Ralph Peters -  RPeters52@gmail.com is handling scheduling of the plant docents.

More info later...

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.

October 2013 Field Trip
On October 8, 2013, we went on a field trip to Mesa Garden to see all the mesembs in flower.  A picture gallery shows a few of the beautiful flowers and plants that we saw.  We also had a great potluck dinner after spending time in the greenhouses.  Steven and Linda Brack were great hosts -- Thank you!

March 2014 Field Trip
On March 22, 2014, we went on a field trip to Mesa Garden to see cacti and some mesembs in flower.  A picture gallery shows a few of the beautiful flowers and plants that we saw.  We also had a great potluck dinner after spending time in the greenhouses.  Steven and Linda Brack were great hosts -- Thank you!

Spring Show & Sale on April 12 and 13, 2014 -  This report has the results for this year's show.  A few pictures show more of the show and sale.

Information
Checkout a picture gallery of flowering cacti and succulents from July 2013 through January 2014 courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig.

Plant information may be found hereCheckout the new Sedum information by Penny Hoe and Martha Parker including a copy of their presentation!
Club information, membership application, library list, show information, tags and posters may be found here.
Useful links for information on the web may be found here.
What does the society do?  Get an idea from a list of recent events.

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