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, May 15  Regular meeting with a wrap-up of the Spring Show & Sale. Dan Finley has written a report on the show with recognition of all those that helped, the winners in various major categories, number of plants entered, etc.  Sig Lodwig will present a program which will show flower pictures of the very many small cacti that are easy to keep in limited space.  It’s possible to have cactus flowers from this group any time of the year.  The talk is divided into Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  Sig may bring in some plants now in flower.  A sample of his photographs may be found in his picture galleries including a new May 2015 gallery
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.

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.