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July Program: "Soil and Staging Workshop"
presented by
Peter Walkowiak

One of the most asked questions that I am confronted with is, “What do you use for your soil?” In this talk you will be presented with the different properties that make a soil mix work or fail. What materials to use or avoid. And why. Other aspects of soil such as PH, fertilizer, salts and wife’s tales debunked. Questions are very welcome during this presentation, I want to share my wealth of information. Your success at growing your succulent plants is my goal. Also a brief talk on pest control will be included.

The final part of this talk will focus on staging your plants. Staging is often likened to framing an expensive painting, the pot is the frame, top


Peter Walkowiak

dressing and rocks is the matting and the plant the picture. The pot offers many sizes, textures, colors, choosing the right one is important in the context of the overall design. Then the top dressing has many colors and texture. How do you choose?

I will demonstrate with several plants, couple of cacti and a couple succulents to give a variety of type of plants and styles that you may want to try. Time permitting, I will help with the staging of some of your plants. Just bring in a plant with a pot, ( staging rocks ) you want staged but are not sure how to proceed. I will help or do the staging for you. I will provide top dressing , if you have a special top dressing bring it.

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Peter Walkowiak graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. Degree in Ornamental Horticulture. He worked as manager, production manager, and section manager for three wholesale nurseries for 14 years. He also ran a landscaping business for another 14 years. His collection oe over 1000 plants consists of cacti, euphorbias, and caudiciforms.

He is the current president of the Palomar CSS and on the board for the San Diego CSS and the CSSA. He is also Show Chair for the Palomar’s Society, San Diego’s two shows and co-chair for the Intercity Show.


Plant of the Month:

Cactus:
Frailea and Blossfeldia
Succulent:
Cucurbits


July 20th C&S WorkshopTopic: Staging
New Location! From now on the Workshop will be in the Palm classroom!

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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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016
FEB. 13 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY, SPRING SHOW AND SALE
BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA—INFO 858-382-1797
 MAR.18-19 ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SPRING SHOW AND SALE 
THURS. 17TH 6-8PM - FRI. MAR. 18TH 9-7PM- SAT. MAR. 19TH 9-5PM 
1000 S. STATE COLLEGE BL., (ANAHEIM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH) ANAHEIM, CA
INFORMATION CALL 562-587-3357
APR. 9-10 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. 24 HUNTINGTON PLANT SALE 10 TO 4:30 HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS
1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA. 626-405-3504
 
May 1ST SOUTH BAY EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE - 9AM TO 4PM
SOUTH COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS, INFO. 310-833-6823
 
APR. 30, MAY 1 SUNSET CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE
VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER, GARDEN ROOM
4117 OVERLAND AVE., CULVER CITY, CA. INFO. 310-822-1783
MAY 13-14  GATES CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 34TH SHOW AND SALE
FRI & SAT9-4:30 PM, AT LAND SCAPES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STYLE
450 E. ALESSANDRO BLVD., RIVERSIDE, CA INFO.951-360-8802
MAY 21-22  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 28-29  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 11-12 LOS ANGELES CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY
 PLANT SHOW AND SALE 11TH9-5—12TH 9-3:30
SEPULVEDA GARDEN CENTER, 16633 MAGNOLIA BLVD., ENCINO, CA.
INFO. WWW.LACSS-SHOW.COM
JUNE 4-5 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY –SUMMER SHOW AND SALE
 BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA. INFO: 858-382-1797
JULY 1-3 CSSA ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE –HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS
 1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA.
 626-405-3504PLANTS SALES START JULY 1STTHRU JULY 3RD 
THE SHOW OPENS ON THE JULY 2NDTHRU JULY 3RD
JULY 22-23 ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW AND
 SALE.THURS. 21ST 6-8PM, FRI. JULY 22ND 9AM-7PM, SAT. 23RD9-5PM 
1000 S. STATE COLLEGE BL., (ANAHEIM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH) ANAHEIM, CA
 INFORMATION CALL 949-212-8417
AUG. 13-14 31ST ANNUAL INTERCITY SHOW AND SALE AT THE LA COUNTY ARBORETUM,
 9AM-5PM DAILY. 301 NO. BALDWIN AVE., ARCADIA, CA.
INFO. CALL TOM GLAVICH626-798-2430 OR ARTIE CHAVEZ 818-482-8795
SEPT. 3 HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS SUCCULENT SYMPOSIUM
 ALL DAY AT THE HUNTINGTON 626-405-3504
 SEPT. 10  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. 8-9 BAKERSFIELD CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 
SHOW & SALESAT. 10-5 - SUN. 11-4 EAST HILLS MALL, CENTER COURT
3100 MALL VIEW ROAD, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93306INFO 661-831-8488
 
OCT. 22-23 PALOMAR SHOW AND SALESAT 9-5, SUN 10-4
SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDENS, 230 QUAIL GARDENS RD, ENCINITAS, CA
INFO HCISERVICES@GMAIL.COM. 858-382-1797
NOV. 5-6 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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