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November Program: Keith Taylor
Staging - A different approach

Keith Taylor began collecting caudiciform succulents in 1991 after seeing a large Cyphostemma juttae in the ground at a local botanical garden. "I was drawn to size and grotesque shape of the trunk". The Cyphostemma he saw is also the first succulent he purchased and is still in his collection of more than 800 plants. Keith prefers his succulents to look like habitat specimens rather than cultivated plants. He grows them hard, meaning limited water, little to no feeding and hot sun to give them the look of collecte dplants.

His favorites include Cyphostemma, Fockea, Fouquieria, Pachypodium, Pachycormus, Tylecodon, Othonna, Pelargonium, Mesembs and Euphorbia. Roughly 5% of his collection is tuberous rooted cacti: Lophophora, Peniocereus, Turbinicarpus, Mammillaria, Leuchtenbergia and Ariocarpus.


Keith Taylor
In 2008, Keith began creating pots to show off his plants. He believes the pot should complement, not distract. The main focus should be the succulent. If the pot is too ornate, colorful, or shiny, it draws your eye toward the pot rather than the succulent. Also, proportion plays a role. The container needs to be the right width and depth to look balanced. For example, if the succulent is placed in the center of the container surrounded by colorful stones it will look artificial and awkward. Rocks and topdressing add to complete the presentation. His pottery is sought after by C&S collectors as well as bonsai artists due to the natural look of the containers

Keith has always had the "eye" for what looked good. Whether it's in his profession as a pedorthist (design and manufacture of footwear for medical purposes), photographer, cook, or potter. He has also served as president of the Cactus and Succulent Society of Sacramento for 7 years. Keith sells his work at C&S clubs and shows, bonsai clubs, Facebook, Instagram, and his website. He accepts custom orders and ships worldwide.

October Plant of the Month:

Cactus: Variegated Cacti
Succulent:
Variegated Succulents

C&S Workshop: November 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Winter Seed Workshop
Workshop is in the Palm classroom of the Arboretum

And don’t forget – there is always an informal raffle; everyone takes home a plant or plant cuttings.
Hope to see you there!

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Meeting Highlights
SGVCSS Information  Membership Form
SGVCSS Officers, Board, and Committees
SGVCSS Communiqué Back Issues
 Southern California Resources
Cactus and Succulent Nurseries and Bookstores
Cactus and Succulent Societies in Southern California
Places to Visit
Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Mojave National Preserve
The Living Desert Wildlife & Botanical Park, Palm Springs, CA
The Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA
National / International Cactus and Succulent Resources
The Cactus & Succulent Society of America
The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall

 


2017 CACTUS AND SUCCULENT CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
UPDATED 02/25/2017  ANY CHANGES E-MAIL ALOECATS1@AOL.COM

FEB. 11 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY, SPRING SHOW AND SALE BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA—INFO 858-382-1797

MAR. 23-25 ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SPRING SHOW AND SALE THURS. 23RD   6-8PM---FRI. MAR. 24TH     9-7PM---SAT. MAR. 25TH 9-5
1000 S. State College Bl., (Anaheim United Methodist Church) Anaheim, CA INFORMATION CALL 562-587-3357

APR. 8-9 SOUTH COAST CACTUS AN SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW & SALE SOUTH COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS, 26300 CRENSHAW BLVD. PALOS VERDES, CA   INFO: 310-378-1953 http://www.southcoastcss.org

APR. 29 HUNTINGTON PLANT SALE   1 to 5pm   HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS, 1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA. 626-405-3504

MAY 6-7  SUNSET CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER, GARDEN ROOM 4117 OVERLAND AVE., CULVER CITY, CA. INFO. 310-822-1783

MAY 7 SOUTH BAY EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE---9am to 4pm
SOUTH COAST BONTANICAL GARDENS, INFO. 310-833-6823

MAY 12-13 GATES CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 35TH SHOW AND SALE
FRI & SAT 9-4:30 pm, at LAND SCAPES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STYLE 450 E. ALESSANDRO BLVD., RIVERSIDE, CA    INFO.  951-360-8802

MAY 20-21 LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB PLANT SHOW AND SALE 10-4 pm RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS, 6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH, CA INFO. 562-631-5876

MAY 27-28 CENTRAL COAST CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW & SALE (10-4PM),
LUDWICK CENTER, 864 SANTA ROSA
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – INFO. 805-237-2054, www.centralcoastcactus.org

JUNE 3-4 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY-- SUMMERSHOW & SALE
BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA INFO. 858-382-1797

JUNE 10-11 LOS ANGELES CACTUS and SUCCULENT SOCIETY PLANT SHOW AND SALE JUNE 10   9-4—11th 9-3
SEPULVEDA GARDEN CENTER, 16633 MAGNOLIA BLVD., ENCINO, CA. INFO. www.lacactus.com

JUN 30-JUL 2 CSSA ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE –HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS
1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA.
 PLANTS SALES START JUNE 30TH THRU JULY 2ND  10am to 5pm               
 SHOW OPENS JULY 1ST THUR JULY 2ND 10am-5pm  INFO. 626-405-3504

JULY 20-22 RANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW AND SALE.  THURS. 20TH    6-8pm,
FRI. JULY 21ST  9am-7pm, SAT. 22ND   9-5pm
1000 S. State College Bl., (Anaheim United Methodist Church) Anaheim, CA INFORMATION CALL 949-212-8417

JULY 26-31 CSSA CONVENTION, TEMPE, AZ.
AUG. 12-13 32ND   ANNUAL INTERCITY SHOW AND SALE AT THE
LA COUNTY ARBORETUM, 9am-5pm daily. 301 NO. BALDWIN AVE., ARCADIA, CA.
INFO. CALL TOM GLAVICH  626-798-2430 or JOHN MARTINEZ 805-390-2139

SEPT. 2 HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS SUCCULENT SYMPOSIUM
ALL DAY AT THE HUNTINGTON 626-405-3504

SEPT. 17 LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION -12-5PM
RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS, 6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH, CA 90615 INFO. 562-631-5876

OCT. 7 — CONEJO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SALE SATURDAY FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM. ELKS LODGE, 158 N. CONEJO SCHOOL ROAD THOUSAND OAKS, CA, 91362 INFORMATION:805-501-0761

OCT. 7-8 BAKERSFIELD CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY
SHOW & SALE SAT. 10-5---SUN. 11-3   ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, 2216 17th STREET   
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93304    FREE ADDMISSION & PARKING, INFO 661 8318488                                                                                              

OCT. 28-29 PALOMAR SHOW AND SALE   SAT 9-5, SUN 10-3, SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDENS   
230 QUAIL GARDENS ROAD, ENCINITAS, CA INFO brita_miller@yahoo.com   ph.858-776-7216

NOV. 4-5 SAN GABRIEL CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 9am-4pm BOTH DAYS
SHOW AND SALE---LA COUNTY ARBORETUM 310 NO. BALDWIN, ARCADIA, CA
MANNY RIVERA 626-780-6957 or JOHN MATTHEWS 661-714-1052

 
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