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Ayers Hall, L.A. Co Arboretum








September Program: "Namibia: A Different Angle"
presented by
Tim Harvey

If you have not heard Tim speak, you might not know that he is originally from England. He moved across the pond in 1992, falling a little short and working at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto for a couple of years. He completed the trip to California when he went to work in the Biotechnology industry.

He was also able to relocate his cactus collection, started 20 years earlier, to a more favorable climate. Escaping with his morals intact in 2006, he enrolled as a full-time propagator and pollinator of his favorite plants, as well as becoming Editor of the Cactus and Succulent Journal in 2011.


Tim Harvey

He makes frequent trips to his adopted country Namibia, as well as many appearances at clubs in Southern California, either as a speaker, or as a vendor at sales. Never able to walk past a plant in flower without trying to pollinate it, he is also a keen hybridizer, with the Pachycauls, Aloes, and bulbs in his collection being defenseless subjects for experimentation.

When people think of visiting succulents in habitat, they picture a group of GPS and camera-laden plant geeks running around a stony wilderness. This usually requires a significant effort, since most of the interesting plants do not grow where the vehicle stops, though there are exceptions if the driver is a good one. There are also many plants which prefer inaccessible cliffs, and so are similarly difficult to encounter.

This talk will explore the use of a drone equipped with a camera, and highlight some of the things that can be done as well as the challenges encountered. There will also be some nice views and pictures of spectacular plants!


September Plant of the Month:

Cactus:
Cacti of the United States
Succulent:
Cyphostemma

C&S Workshop: September 14th, 7:30 p.m.
Topic: U. S. Natives
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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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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