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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliate Rep & webmaster: Ralph R. Peters,
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Saturday, August 27, 2016 at about Noon - Road trip! We will visit
John Oberhausen's gardens near Eldorado, NM (a bit East of Santa Fe).
Directions ... I-25 north about 5 miles past Santa Fe to exit 290 (Lamy
and Clines Corner). Stay to right to head south on US-285. First traffic
light(about 1/2 mile) make a right onto Avenida de Amistad. Follow about 1
mile and the community center parking lot is on the right. Head towards
the large windmill and park. By then you can't miss it! The address is 1
A google map of the area:
September 8-18, 2016 -- NM State Fair We have a show and display at
the fair. Please bring plants, particularly ones that are
flowering! We set up the show and display at the Flower Building on
Tuesday, Sept. 6 starting about 5 pm and take it down on Sunday, Sept. 18
starting at 7 pm. More information about this show is in this document.
We like to have docents at the show to answer questions, sign up new
members, and watch the plants. Docents get a free pass to the State
Fair and free parking. The schedule
sheet is online. Contact Ralph
Peters to sign up!
Contact the CSSNM State Fair Chairman, CV Porter (email@example.com)
for more information.
We do not have a regular meeting in September.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - Regular meeting at 7 pm at Albuquerque Garden
Friday, November 18, 2016 - Regular meeting at 7 pm at Albuquerque Garden
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Holiday Party Setup at 5 pm and dinner
at 6 pm.
Information about plants
Plant information may be found here. Checkout the new article on potting
soils which lists recipes
from several members.
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
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 Summer 2016!
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
What does the society do? Get an idea from a list of recent
Spring Show & Sale results have been compiled by Daniel
Finley. Thank you to all that helped make the show and sale a success.