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: Carl Hime, 505-275-6777, raresalt@yahoo.com
Affiliate Rep & webmaster: Ralph R. Peters, 505-293-6356, RPeters52@gmail.com

Echinopsis 'Maria Piazza' in flower

Echinopsis "Maria Piazza"
in flower!
(click for big image)
Upcoming Events 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - Woody Minnich will talk about Socotra which is a desert island in the Arabian Sea.  It has many interesting plants, places and people; a sample may be seen in a gallery of pictures.

Its time to renew your CSSNM membership.  Its $10 per family.  Our treasurer, Pia Louchios, will be at the January meeting.  Please check to see that your email address and other information is correct.

Friday, February 17, 2017 - Regular meeting....

Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, 2017 - Spring Show and Sale!  It runs from 10am to 4pm on both days at the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM.  Admission is free.  More info here later....
For entry forms, posters, and other show & sale information, visit the club information page.

September 1-4. 2017 - Cactus and Succulent Show at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden!  We will have many prize winning plants to see, presentations and demonstrations.


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 Fall 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.


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