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,

Echinopsis 'Maria Piazza' in flower

Echinopsis "Maria Piazza"
in flower!
(click for big image)
Upcoming Events 
Friday, October 21, 2016 - Regular meeting at 7 pm at Albuquerque Garden Center. 
Our program will be Random Musings and Meanderings About Cacti and Growing Them by Siegfried Lodwig.  Sig said:
"I’ll bring in some show-and-tell plants.  No pictures.  I invite anyone and everyone to bring in their own plants, with questions and/or comments.  We, the club, don’t do enough of just looking at and talking about plants at our meetings.  We have a profound depth of expertise among our members.  We need to do more to share this out among all of us.
Some smart person once said: The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask

Check out Sig's plant pictures in galleries at the CSSNM website:

Friday, November 18, 2016 - Regular meeting at 7 pm at Albuquerque Garden Center.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Holiday Party  Setup at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm.

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