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Monthly Meeting: Join us, Thursday, September 14th at 7:30 pm

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September Program:Nels Christianson     
Flora in Eastern and Southern Brazil”

This program features some of the diversity of flora in eastern and southern Brazil, including cacti from Minas Gerais.  It includes photos from the Inhotim Botanical Garden with its collection of bromeliads and palms, Constantino Gastaldi’s collection of Dyckias in Santa Catarina state, and scenes from the Canyonlands of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil’s southernmost state).

Nels Christianson is a native of Merced, California.  He was educated at UC Santa Barbara, Georgetown University, UCLA, and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (where he studied Brazilian literature through a Rotary Foundation scholarship).  He retired in 2012 after a 37-year career in hospital administration and international relations at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.  Nels is a board member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, a published poet, and a board member of California Poets in the Schools (an organization which brings poetry composition workshops to 25,000 K-12 students statewide). Nels has been a member of the CSSA and of the Sunset Succulent Society in Marina del Rey since 1984.  He has participated in CSSA trips to Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Oaxaca, northeastern Mexico and the Canary Islands.  He is a potter and sells planter pots at his club meetings. 



Nels Christianson

Nels is the president of the Westchester Begonia Society, a member of the Culver City Gesneriad Society, a member of Bromeliad Society international, a member of La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society, and the San Fernando Valley Bromeliad Society.  He is a weekly volunteer at the Desert Collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.


September Plant of the Month:

Cactus: Astrophytum
Succulent:
Bursera and Commiphora

C&S Workshop: September 20, 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Astrophytum
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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