|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, usually
on the 3rd Wednesday, at 7:00 pm. Check Upcoming
Events below for information on the next meeting.
President: Matthew-Ryan Morrell
To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address: CSSofNM@gmail.com
July - NO meeting
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Regular hybrid in-person/zoom meeting.
Gretchen Ward will talk about epiphytic cacti; most have large, spectacular flowers. There are several genera of these plants, as well as a huge number of hybrids that have been bred for floral traits. These plants are native to more tropical regions, during the summer monsoon season they are very happy with the higher humidity here. She will talk quite a bit about how to grow them here and have them flower well.
Members will receive an email with a Zoom meeting invitation and
Non-members are encouraged to request an invitation via email at CSSofNM@gmail.com; please include your name so that we can admit you to the meeting.
Zoom help/info is available.
Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4 - CSSNM will host a Labor Day Show at the
Albuquerque Botanic Garden. We will be near the main entrance
to the botanic garden. Previous shows have been
attended by many visitors.
Volunteers are needed to host the show and answer questions. Please sign up to help. Volunteers will receive free admission to the Botanic Garden and a chance to visit it; the garden is beautiful.
This flyer contains basic information about the show and can be used to advertise it at public places like libraries, nurseries,...
Information about plants
Plant information may be found here. Checkout the article on potting soils which lists recipes from several members. Collecting wild plants is generally discouraged -- see why! Siegfried Lodwig has written 2 articles (text and pictures) on growing cacti from seeds and growing/transplanting the seedlings.
The Cactus and
Succulent Society of America's e-newsletter "To The Point"
has articles about plant cultivation, individual societies, and other
interesting stories. The Fall 2022 issue is now available.
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.
| Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents
courtesy of Siegfried
A new gallery is up for May 2022 with 56 photos.
Useful links for information on the web may be found here. Check out the blog from Australia.Club Information