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








February Program:The Other Africa
by Panayoti Kelaidis

Panayoti Kelaidis is a plant explorer, gardener and public garden administrator associated with Denver Botanic Gardens where he is now Senior Curator and Director of Outreach. He has designed plantings for many of the gardens at DBG, he is particularly noted for the plantings of the Rock Alpine Garden. He has introduced hundreds of native ornamentals from throughout the Western United States to general horticulture.

He has taken seven collecting trips to Southern Africa researching the high mountain flora there, as well as travels to the Andes, Central Asia (Kazakhstan and Mongolia), the Himalaya (from both Pakistan and China) as well as travels throughout much of Europe from Spain to Turkey and most recently, New Zealand. Many of his plant introductions are available through Plant Select®, (a plant introduction program he helped launch along with staff from Colorado State University and nurseries across America). He has lectured in over 140 cities in twelve countries, and has been featured in dozens of television, newspaper and magazine pieces. He has published widely in popular and technical horticultural journals.


Panayoti Kelaidis
One of the commonest programs presented at various Cactus clubs is on “African succulents.” Who hasn’t seen an endless parade of Euphorbia, Mesembs of all descriptions, Crassula, Adromischus and all the myriad treasures that fill the Richtersveld, Namibia, the Tankwa and Little Karoo with wonder. There is another side of South Africa—perhaps not quite so rich in succulents as the Western half of the country — the succulents of the eastern half of the country possess significantly greater cold tolerance and many are summer bloomers since the rains often come at that season. I’ve been fortunate to explore South Africa on seven trips over the last 25 years—in the course of which I’ve brought back succulents that are being propagated by the million around the globe. And they aren’t only Delospermas!”

February of the Month:

Cactus:
Copiapoa and Eriosyce
Succulent: Tylecodon and Cotyledon

C&S Workshop: February 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Caudiciforms and Medusoid
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 


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 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS, 1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA. 626-405-3504

MAY 5-6: 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: 9-5—11th 9-3 SEPULVEDA GARDEN CENTER, 16633 MAGNOLIA BLVD., ENCINO, CA. INFO. www.lacss-show.com

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

JULY 20-22: ORANGE 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 INTER-CITY 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. 3: 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 10-4, SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDENS. 230 QUAIL GARDENS ROAD, ENCINITAS, CA.  INFO hciservices@gmail.com. 858-382-1797

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

UPDATED 12/9/2106 ANY CHANGES E-MAIL ALOECATS1@AOL.COM

 
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