|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
|Rabia flowering in January in
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Friday, February 16 - Regular meeting at 7 pm. We will do some planning for the Spring Show and Sale.
Our speaker will be Kelly Griffin who will give a program on the Cacti and Succulents of Chile. Chile is rich with cacti, with spectacular Copiapoas, Eriosyce and Neoporterias dominating the cacti. There are also many types of columnar cacti including Trichocereus and Eulychnia. Succulents include Calandrinia that are small herbaceous plants with colorful flowers. Kelly explores the world for plants to introduce for Altmann's Specialty Plants, a very large cactus and succulent nursery based in Vista, CA.
Pictures of some flowering Copiapoas and Neoporterias may be found in the latest picture gallery by Siegfried Lodwig.
Friday, March 16 - Regular
meeting at 7 pm. We will do some planning for the Spring Show and
Our speaker will be Jeff Thompson, from Pueblo CO, will talk about cold-hardy cacti and will have some plants to sell.
Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018 - Spring Show and Sale at the Albuquerque Garden Center. More information about the show and sale may be found in the CSSNM Documents section, particularly the Press Release.
May - Garden tour, possibly on Saturday May 19?
Saturday - Monday, September 1-3, 2018 - Cactus & Succulent Show,
Demonstrations, and Presentations at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden.
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
Club information including a membership application, new member information, newsletters, current officers, a library list, show information, show tags, show posters and vendor information may be found here.