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, email@example.com
Affiliate Rep & webmaster: Ralph R. Peters, 505-293-6356
To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address: CSSofNM@gmail.com
|Trichocereus flowers in yard
(click for big image)
November 17, 2017 - Doug Dawson from Phoenix will talk about the genus
Lithops (living stones) from South Africa.
20, 2017 - Ralph Peters will talk about a backpacking trip to
Thunder River in the Grand Canyon. He saw lots of nice
scenery and interesting plants. Check out the picture
Saturday, December 9 - Holiday Party starting about 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018 - Spring Show and Sale at the
Albuquerque Garden Center
Information about plants
Plant information may be found here. Checkout the new article on potting
soils which lists recipes
from several members.
The CSSNM held an educational exhibit at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden over
the Labor Day Weekend (September 1-4, 2017). The club had a live plant
exhibit, special presentations & demonstrations, and a Kactus Kidz
corner, all designed to educate the public about these beautiful and
unique plants. Presentations included slide shows on how to use cactus
& succulents in the landscape, a how-to presentation on the edible
prickly pear with information on nutritional values, and planting a cactus
garden. Demonstrations included one on potting, dividing &
repotting these plants. Under the Big Green Umbrella the Kactus Kidz
held forth with fun activities including three different games with prizes
and handouts to color for the younger set. The live plant exhibit
included free copies of approximately 40 CSSNM "how-to" publications
also found on this website. Several galleries show some pictures taken
by members and some of the 2000 visitors who attended the educational
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
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
On March 22, 2014, we went on a field trip to Mesa Garden to see cacti and
some mesembs in flower; see the picture
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 and June 2017 with
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, show posters and vendor information may
be found here.
What does the society do? Get an idea from a list of recent