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
Webmaster: Ralph R. Peters, 505-293-6356
To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address: CSSofNM@gmail.com
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Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018 - Spring
Show and Sale at the Albuquerque Garden Center. It will
run from 10am to 4pm on both days and admission is free. 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?
Friday, June 15 - Lisa Mandelkern from Las Cruces will speak on the
Cacti of southern NM
July - No meeting, have a great summer!
Friday, August 17 - Meeting, speaker TBD
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,
Friday, October 19 - Jim Hastings, the Gringo Gourmet from El Paso will
talk and and prepare a dish using Opuntias
Friday, November 16 - Meeting, speaker TBD
Saturday, December 8 - Holiday Party
Information about plants
The CSSNM held an educational exhibit at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden over
the Labor Day Weekend (September 1-4, 2017). The club had a live plant
exhibit, special presentations & demonstrations, and a Kactus Kidz
corner, all designed to educate the public about these beautiful and
unique plants. Presentations included slide shows on how to use cactus
& succulents in the landscape, a how-to presentation on the edible
prickly pear with information on nutritional values, and planting a cactus
garden. Demonstrations included one on potting, dividing &
repotting these plants. Under the Big Green Umbrella the Kactus Kidz
held forth with fun activities including three different games with prizes
and handouts to color for the younger set. The live plant exhibit
included free copies of approximately 40 CSSNM "how-to" publications
also found on this website. Several galleries show some pictures taken
by members and some of the 2000 visitors who attended the educational
Plant information may be found here. Checkout the new article on potting
soils which lists recipes
from several members.
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
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
and seedlings courtesy of Siegfried
Lodwig. A new gallery is up for December 2017 -
February 2018 with 32 photos!
links for information on the web may be found here.
What does the society do? Get an idea from a list of recent
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.