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Monthly Meeting: Join us, Thursday, October 12th at 7:30 pm

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Octpber Program: Gunnar Eisel
From the Windowsill to the Poor House:
Building and Maintaining a Cactus and Succulent Garden.

This program will explore why we collect and what we collect, types of collections, building and “right-sizing” your collection, do’s and don’ts of managing your collection, a few example collections, pest control, and current trends and innovations.

Gunnar Eisel's interest in cacti and succulents can be traced back to his childhood infatuation with photographing night-blooming cereus flowers and a few unfortunate encounters with opuntia glochids. His interest in cacti became intensified through many annual trips to the Anza-Borrego desert. 

Born and raised near Heidelberg, Germany, Eisel has taught music
at Cal State Univ. Los Angeles,  Cal State Univ. Fullerton, Whittier College and Fullerton College. He is currently full-time music theory and history of music professor at Citrus College in Glendora, CA where his students are occasionally subjected to his rantings.


Gunnar Eisel

October Plant of the Month:

Cactus: Columnar cacti
Succulent: Mesembryanthemum

C&S Workshop: October 18, 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Mesembryanthemum
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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SGVCSS Winter Cactus and Succulent Show — Our 24th ANNUAL WINTER SHOW is coming soon which means a lot of our winter growers (Pelargoniums, Sarcocaulons, Tylecodons, Othonnas, Aloes, Conophytums, Haworthias) are waking up and starting to grow with the cooler, longer nights. Cacti are looking good on their last effort before they go dormant.

The Show is the fundraiser for our monthly meetings, guest speakers, Holiday party, refreshments for show participants, club badges, books, etc. Please support our Show! Volunteer, bring plants to show, bring your friends and show them your plants, invite them to the sales area, and tell them about our great society.

Remember we need volunteers: We will need plenty of volunteers on Thursday morning 8:30 am November 2nd to set up tables, decorate, and get the show and sales areas ready by noon. Show and sale plants are welcome on Thursday from noon to 9:00 pm.

All show plants must be in by Friday November 3rd at 4:00 pm. Also, clerks and helpers are needed Friday during judging wich begins at 5:00 pm. It’s fun! It gives you the opportunity to hear the judges comments and learn more about the show.

The sales area will be open for workers and participants from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday,November 3rd. Plants not paid for by 5:00 pm will be placed back in the sales area. There are more volunteer opportunities in the sales and show areas on Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th.

2017 Trophy Winners: if you won a trophy last year bring it back to the show.

Remember to come to the show dinner and plant auction on Saturday 4th at 5;30 pm. It’s a great dinner and is your opportunity to buy beautiful and rare specimen plants. it’s going to be fun.

For reservations call our Treasurer Margie Wilson (626) 821- 9254.
Any questions all Manny Rivera at (626) 780-6857. See you there!


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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