August 23, 2018 Meeting – Todd Masilko

About The Speaker: Todd Masilko

Todd Masilko has a background in Industrial Design and has been growing Cacti and
Succulents for 15 years. He teaches at Pasadenaʼs Art Center College of Design and
runs a Pasadena based Design consultancy.

In addition to growing plants, he is a photography enthusiast and has traveled to
observe and photograph plants in habitats in the Canary Islands, Cuba, Yemen and
Socotra, Baja California and mainland Mexico, Namibia, as well as California and the
Southwestern United States.

Meeting Information

Todd’s topic will be Landscaping with Unusual Winter Growers

When?
August 23, 2018
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm

Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA.

Refreshments will be available.


 

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Roger’s Memorial Bench Dedication

Sunday July 15th, 2018 at 10am at the
Fullerton Arboretum

Roger was dear to all those who knew him. We hope to see everyone there.


 

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2018 Summer Cactus and Succulent Sale and Show

What?

Join us for the Orange County Cactus and Succulent Society’s 2018 Summer Cactus and Succulent Sale and Show!

  • Featuring many extraordinary, beautiful plants to view
  • Over 20 cactus and succulent vendors offering thousands of rare and unusual plants
  • Artisans with a variety of quality pottery, well suited for cactus and succulents
  • Knowledgeable experts on hand to answer questions

When?
Thursday Jul. 19, 2018, 6-9pm
Friday Jul. 20, 2018, 9am-7pm
Saturday Jul. 21, 2018, 9am-5pm

Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA

** Mastercard, Visa & Discover accepted **

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June 28, 2018 Meeting – Gary Duke

About The Speaker: Gary Duke

Gary Duke has been collecting cacti and succulents since he was 10 years old.   He is a retired Air Force Officer with a doctoral degree in physics. During his military career, he moved hisoriginal collection of less than about 30 plants from Illinois, where he grew up, to Omaha, NE, Dayton, OH (where he started their first C&S Society, which is now defunct), San Pedro, CA, Montgomery, AL and Albuquerque, NM where he had been show chairman.  He has also been President of the South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society and the Long Beach Cactus Club in the southern California area.   Following his military career, he worked as a program manager for Boeing for 16 years.  He currently works for Scitor as a consultant back to the the Air Force. He’s an avid collector of cacti and also collects Tylecodons and Dudleyas.  He has between 800- 900 different species in his private collection and enjoys propagating them.  He frequently gives slide presentations throughout southern California on cactus and succulents.

Meeting Information

Gary’s topic will be Bolivia in Bloom

When?
June 28, 2018
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm
Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA.

Refreshments will be available.

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May 24, 2018 Meeting – Laurel Woodley

About The Speaker: Laurel Woodley

Laurel Woodley

Laurel Woodley is a retired biology professor from Los Angeles Harbor College who has been involved in Southern California horticulture since the mid 1960’s. A fourth generation Californian who was introduced to plants in her youth by her parents who operated H.F. Woodley Nursery (specializing in fern propagation), Laurel attended UCLA majoring in Zoology with a minor in Botany. In subsequent years she was fortunate to have traveled to distant lands while taking Natural History classes led by Mildred Mathias. She has been interested in southern California flora with a special fondness for desert adapted plants. This led to her teaching classes for UCLA Extension in Dry Climate Gardening Using Cacti and Succulents, Horticultural Uses of Southern California Native Plants and co-leading Natural History classes to Death Valley, Anza Borrego State Park, Baja California; the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains and ultimately Madagascar.

She has been volunteering at South Coast Botanic Garden (SCBG) since 2005 and is a member of a team who has been identifying and labeling the trees and shrubs in the garden. Presently, she is a Trustee of the SCBG and Past-President of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

Meeting Information

Topic: Anza-Borrego Wildflower Super Bloom of 2017.

When?
May 24, 2018
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm
Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA.

Refreshments will be available.

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April 26, 2018 Meeting – Jeff Moore

About The Speaker: Jeff Moore

Jeff has owned and operated Solana Succulents in Solana Beach for over 26 years. Prior to that he was a succulent enthusiast/collector for at least ten years. His small retail nursery offers as many succulent/desert plants as he can fit into it – from the common and colorful plants that are so popular now to the collector plants – crests, caudiciforms, variegates, rare cacti, etc… He does quite a bit of succulent landscape design and installation as well, and have become known (at least in San Diego) for the gardens he’s installed at the Del Mar Fair and Home Shows over the years – in particular the ‘undersea’ succulent garden.

His talk will be about his NEW book, Soft Succulents. The  presentation will discuss the various genera of ‘soft succulents’ – aeoniums, echeverias, crassulas, sedums, dudleyas, kalanchoes, and the like. Examples will be shown of combinations in bowls and other mediums.

Jeff will bring plants as well as all three of his books for sale and signing.

Meeting Information

When?
April 26, 2018
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm
Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA.

Refreshments will be available.

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2018 Spring Cactus and Succulent Sale and Show

When?
Thursday Mar. 22, 2018, 6-9pm
Friday Mar. 23, 2018, 9am-7pm
Saturday Mar. 24, 2018, 9am-5pm

Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA

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2018 Mini-Show Schedule

Cactus Succulent

February: Ariocarpus / Sempervivum

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Feb, 22, 2018 Meeting – Kelly Griffin

About The Speaker: Kelly Griffin

CHILE ~  Copiapoa Land

In November of 2017, We traveled to Chile again for a revisit to some wonderful cactus habitats. This trip included as many cactus as I could pack into a modest trip. We saw many Copiapoas, Eriosyce, Eulychnias and Neochileanias ( an old but justifiable name) November is spring time in the way southern hemisphere so we were also treated to a number of blooming bulbs and other plants like Calandrinias (Cistanthe)

This was a beautiful and special trip as the northern part of Chile had gotten some rain earlier this year and was not nearly as parched as it can be. We also visited an Island off the coast to see both plants and animals.

  

A little bit about our speaker…
As a function of his work at Altman plants, Kelly Griffin is charged with finding and creating new and different plants. Kelly’s hybrid aloes and agaves are well known in the industry and are collected by enthusiasts.

Kelly is a manager of Succulent Plant Development for Altman Plants, the largest producer of succulent plants in the country. His inclination has been towards Agaves, Aloes, Echeverias and Dudleyas but there are many more plants that have garnered his attention. As part of his life’s work, he has introduced many succulents and created many cultivars that have been nudging their way into gardens and patios.

Although Kelly’s area of study in college was physics, his love of plants continued to steer him towards horticulture as a career. He has travelled extensively worldwide documenting plants and collecting seed and pollen for propagation and hybridization.

Meeting Information

Kelly Griffin will be giving a presentation on Chile at the February Meeting.  Visitors welcome! Plants will be available for sale from Kelly.

When?
February 22, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm
Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA.

Refreshments will be available.

** Plants are needed for the raffle table. **

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Jan. 18, 2018 Meeting – Peter Walkowiak

About The Speaker: Peter Walkowiak

Peter provides horticultural consultations and is a member of every Cactus and Succulent Society (CSS) in Southern California.

Meeting Information

Peter’s program will be hands on, learning about staging plants and the right soil mix. ONE WEEK EARLY!

When?
February 22, 2018
Social time starts at 7pm.
Meeting starts at 7:30

Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA.

Refreshments will be available.

 

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