|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
To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address: CSSofNM@gmail.com
|Echinocereus "Maria Piazza"
flowering in June
(click for big image)
|Friday, August 17, 2018 - Regular meeting! We will discuss the upcoming Labor Day Show at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden and other business... Our speaker will be Ralph Peters who will talk about the beautiful scenery and interesting plants of NW New Mexico and Eastern Arizona. Some of the scenery includes Angel Peak, Pastora Peak and Canyon de Chelley with plants like Coloradoa (Sclerocactus) mesae-verde, Pediocactus knowltonii (which grows only on one hill in NM), Toumeya papyracantha and the elusive Pediocactus simpsonii of NE Arizona.|
Saturday - Monday, September 1-3, 2018 - Cactus & Succulent Show,
Demonstrations, and Presentations at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden. This
link has more information about the show
and the Albuquerque Botanic Garden. This flyer may be used
for advertising the show.
A sign-up sheet is available to help with the show and see the Botanic Garden. New members, please sign up! Your enthusiasm will be quite welcome! Questions from the public are usually very basic, and there is help from others at the exhibit as well as our handouts. This is a great chance to see the Botanic Garden before or after you help!
Several galleries show some pictures of the 2017 show taken by members and some of the 2000 visitors who attended.
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!
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
|Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents and seedlings courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig. A new gallery is up for June and July 2018 with 40 photos!|
Useful links for information on the web may be found here.Club Information