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Monthly Meeting: Join us, Thursday, March 9th at 7:30 pm
Ayers Hall, L.A. Co Arboretum








March Program:
The Secrets of Growing Quality Cacti and other Succulents
by Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich

How do you find out what the secrets are? They are important strategies about how to grow plants well and they can be accomplished by doing five  easy things: visiting habitats, traveling from garden to garden the world over, participating in shows, accessing numerous cactus and succulents books, and most importantly, talking with the growers of these wonderful plants. It is your awesome opportunity to learn from these various experiences! 

Woody, as he is commonly known, has been in the cactus hobby for some 47 years and has become well known for his participation and contributions. He has been awarded honorary life membership to ten clubs, as well as, a life member and Friend award with the CSSA (Cactus & Succulent Society of America.)  His many leadership roles include: National Show Chairman,  Convention Sales Chairman, Convention Speaker coordinator, 2016 Mid-States Conference Co-chair, accredited C & S judge and writer -photographer. He has also served in almost all positions of leadership for many regional clubs and is currently the president of the new Santa Fe C & S club.


Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich

Woody is probably best recognized for his many presentations. His photography is considered to be special and his commentary very entertaining and educational. After all, he was a celebrated secondary school teacher for 32 years, where he taught Art, Graphic Arts-Design and Architecture. He has now become a recognized international speaker and has presented at cactus and succulent events all over the world.

He has also authored a number of articles for various newsletters and journals, including the CSSA journal and his photographs are also well published. His work is featured in many books including: “The New Cactus Lexicon” Hunt and Charles, “Mammillaria” Pilbeam, and “Echeveria Cultivars” Schulz & Kapitany. Woody is the creator-originator of the first color version of the CSSA journal article “Cacti and Succulents for the Amateur” featuring show plants, shows, and the growers of the pictured plants. He is also often called upon to do new book reviews for the CSSA journal. His involvement in the cactus and succulent world is well represented by his 45 years of field work in regions including: Africa, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Socotra, the United States, and Yemen. He often goes to remote places where few, if anyone, have ever explored and as a result of this field work, he has introduced many new taxa. Also, being a recognized grower, Cactus Data Plants since 1975, Woody has developed strong interests in both succulent plant taxonomy and the many cultivation secrets that help us to grow these unique plants.

February of the Month:

Cactus:
Crests
Succulent: Crests and Monstrose

C&S Workshop: March 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Crests and Monstrose
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. 24 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. 7-8 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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