Monthly Meeting: Join us, January 8 at 7:30 pm
Ayers Hall, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia










January Program
Mammillarias” presented by Karen Ostler
   

I have always been interested in plants; growing house plants in my teens. In the late 1970’s I discovered cactus and on one fateful camping trip in 1979  passed a house on a desert road with greenhouses in the back. When we stopped, the man was friendly and showed me the plants. I rode home with a shoebox full of little white golf balls.

The first time I went to an Inter-city Show, I spent the entire Saturday there and returned on Sunday. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I have been hooked ever since.

I am a member of CSSA and five other local societies; Central Coast, Gates, Los Angeles, San Gabriel and Sunset. I served as Sunset’s Show chair for several years and was co-chair for the CSSA Show. Since moving to the San Gabriel Mountains, my participation has lessened but I still am focused on growing the best cactus that I possibly can, mainly Mammillarias.

Mammillarias are the cactus nearly everyone starts with, there are species that are easy to grow well and there are species that are far more challenging. I love them all.

Download the January Communiqué Newsletter


Karen Ostler

Plant of the Month:

Cactus:
Mammillaria Clusters
Succulent:
Agaves


T
he C&S Workshop meets Wednesday, January 21st in the Palm Room,
Los Angeles County Arboretum at 7:30 pm.

January C&S WorkshopTopic: Mammillarias
And don’t forget – there is always an informal raffle; everyone takes home a plant or plant cuttings.
Hope to 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
Cacti_etc: Largest Internet Newsgroup
The GardenWeb: Cacti & Succulents Forum
The Amateurs' Digest

CACTUS AND SUCCULENT UPCOMING EVENTS - 2015
   
FEB. 14
SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY, SPRING SHOW AND SALE
BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA—INFO 858-382-1797
 MAR.  27-29  
ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SPRING SHOW AND          
SALE.  FRI. AND SAT. MAR. 27-28 9-5PM SUN. MAR. 29TH 12-4PM 
1000 S. STATE COLLEGE BL., (ANAHEIM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH) ANAHEIM, CA
INFORMATION CALL 562-587-3357
APR. 11-12    
SOUTH COAST CACTUS AN SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW & SALE
SOUTH COAST BOTANIC GARDEN, 26300 CRENSHAW BLVD.,
PALOS VERDES, CA   INFO: 310-378-1953 HTTP://WWW.SOUTHCOASTCSS.ORG
       
APR.  26    
HUNTINGTON PLANT SALE   10 TO 5    HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS
1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA. 626-405-2160
MAY 3
SOUTH BAY EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE---9AM TO 4PM
SOUTH COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS
INFORMATION CALL-310-833-6823
MAY  2-3    
SUNSET CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE
VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER, GARDEN ROOM
4117 OVERLAND AVE., CULVER CITY, CA. INFO.  310-822-1783
MAY 9-10    
LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB PLANT SHOW AND SALE  10AM-5PM
RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS,6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH
 FOR INFO. CALL 310-922-6090—WWW.LBCSS.ORG
MAY 15-16    
GATES CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 34TH 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  23-24   
CENTRAL COAST CASTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY
ANNUAL SHOW & SALE (10-4PM), LUDWICK CENTER, 864 SANTA ROSA
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – INFO. 805-237-2054, WWW.CENTRALCOASTCACTUS.ORG
MAY  30-31   
LOS ANGELES CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY  
PLANT SHOW AND SALE 30TH  9-5, 31ST  9-3:30
SEPULVEDA GARDEN CENTER, 16633 MAGNOLIA BLVD.
ENCINO, CA   INFO. WWW.LACSS-SHOW.COM
JUNE  6-7       
SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY –SUMMER SHOW AND SALE
BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA.  INFO: 858-382-1797
JUNE 14-19    
CSSA BIENNAL CONVENTION, PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT, CA HTTP://WWW.CSSAINC.ORG
JUNE  26-28  
CSSA ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE –HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS
1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA.
626-405-2160 OR 2277   PLANTS SALES START JUNE 26TH THRU JUNE 28TH
THE SHOW OPENS ON THE JUNE 27TH THRU JUNE 28TH  
  
 JULY 24-26  
ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW AND          
SALE.  FRI. JULY 24TH 9AM-5PM, SAT JULY 25TH 9AM-5PM, SUN 26TH 12-4PM 
 1000 S. STATE COLLEGE BL., (ANAHEIM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH) ANAHEIM, CA
 INFORMATION CALL 949-212-8417
AUG. 8-9       
30TH 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 MATTHEWS  661-714-1052
SEPT. 5   
HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS SUCCULENT SYMPOSIUM
ALL DAY AT THE HUNTINGTON
 SEPT. 6    
LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION -12-5PM
RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS, 6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH, CA 90615
 INFO: 310-922-6090
OCT. 24-25      
PALOMAR SHOW AND SALE   SAT 9-5, SUN 10-4, SAN DIEGO BONTAIC GARDENS
230 QUAIL GARDENS RD, ENCINITAS…
INFO HCISERVICES@GMAIL.COM.    858-382-1797
NOV. 7-8   
SAN GABRIEL CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 9AM-4PM BOTH DAYS
 SHOW AND SALE---LA COUNTY ARBORETUM ADDRESS ABOVE
 
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