Summer Mini Show Results

Unfortunately due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, OCCSS will not be able to meet in person this August. We will not be meeting in September and it is unlikely we’ll be able to meet again until 2021. We’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, take a look at our Summer Virtual Mini-Show! Thanks to all who participated! Special thanks to Alden Norris for organizing and Gary James for being our Show Judge.


Parodia schlosseri


Advanced Cactus Winner
Alden Norris
Parodia schlosseri


Notocactus scopa


Intermediate Cactus Winner
Kathy and Jeff McNair
Notocactus scopa


Notocactus magnificus


Beginner Cactus Winner
Rei Sales
Notocactus magnificus


Faucaria sp.


Beginner Succulent Winner
David Domash
Faucaria sp.


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August Meeting Canceled

Sorry to say we still cannot meet due to ongoing pandemic. We do have the results of our Virtual Mini-Show and we’ll have them posted here very soon.

The CSSA is hosting A Zoom event with Tom Glavich on September 5.

Heres the info:

CSSA Webinar: Saturday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
Tom Glavich : Mutant Cacti and Succulents
 

Join us Saturday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the 9th in a series of webinars featuring Cactus and Succulent experts from around the world.

Tom Glavich is a long-time grower of succulent plants. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and is currently the co-chair of the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent show and sale, one of the largest C&S shows in the world. He is the author of the Beginner’s Guide to Succulent Monocots, and the Beginner’s Guide to Succulent Dicots. He is a frequent contributor to the CSSA Journal and an active member of several Los Angeles area Cactus and Succulent Societies.

This webinar is a look at mutant cacti and succulents, with an emphasis on the genetic changes and their impact on the appearance of crests, monstrous and variegated cacti and succulents. A survey of typical and unusual forms will be followed by a short introduction of cultivation and propagation.

To register for the webinar in advance Click here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

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SUMMER SALE CANCELED

Sadly, due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, we will not be having our regular July Cactus and Succulent sale.

Watch this space for the results of our Virtual Mini-Show!


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Meetings Canceled for April, May 2020

Dear OCCSS Members,

I hope this message finds you and yours safe and healthy. We are hanging in there at my house.

As you may have anticipated, there will be no club meeting in April. Your Club Board met this weekend via Zoom. Since it is so uncertain as to what will be happening in May as far as the stay-at-home order, we decided it would be best to cancel the May meeting as well. It seems unlikely things will be back to normal that soon. At this point, we hope to have a regular meeting in June as well as our Summer Sale in July.

Many of us have more time on our hands to baby our plants, so we thought we’d organize a Virtual Mini-show in the month of May. We’ll ask for photos of your Plant of the Month and we’ll post a gallery of all the entries, with winners, on the website. So watch your email for info and instructions in the next couple weeks.

I know these are difficult and stressful times. Know that we are thinking about you all as well as the club and hope to see you again soon.

All The Best,
Mary Chittenden

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April and May Meetings Canceled

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the April and May meetings for OCCSS have been cancelled. We hope to see you in June.

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President’s Letter: March 2020 Show and Sale Cancellation

Dear OCCSS Friends,

It is with great regret that I am writing to tell you that the OCCSS Board of Directors and Sale Chairs have made the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming Spring Sale and Show.

Per Governor Newsom and state public health officials, gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people.

We have taken this action in order to safeguard vendors, volunteers and customers, from the possibility of contracting and transmitting the Coronavirus in the course of shopping and working at our sale.

Connie is researching options for postponing our planned April 4 Bus Trip. It will likely be rescheduled for sometime in the fall. She will be contacting participants with updates.

At this point our next regular meeting, scheduled for Thursday April 23, will go forward as planned. I hope to see you then.

Your President,
Mary Chittenden

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February 29th, 2020 – Sale @ Hank’s

Sale at Hank's
Join us on Leap Day to help Hank’s family get his house ready for new tenants.

Saturday, February 29th
4318 Canehill Ave
Lakewood, CA 90713

Hank’s plants and yard decor will be available at great prices.

We miss Hank, but we can all have something to remember him by.

Please bring CASH.
We will not be set up for credit cards or checks.
No pre-sales. Arrive at 8 A.M. for best selection.

Bring a shovel for large plants in the ground.

For questions please call Lori 562-587-3359 or Mary 714-331-9461

Click here for more information

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February 27th, 2020 Meeting – Ernesto Sandoval

When?
February 27, 2020
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm

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

About The Speaker: Ernesto Sandoval

Program Topic – Propagation of Succulents from Seed at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory

Ernesto and Company been experimenting with various techniques for propagating succulents from seed and want to share these techniques and tips for better seed germination. If you haven’t tried growing from seed or if you are looking for ways to perhaps increase your success rate, Ernesto thinks you’ll appreciate this visual tour of propagation of plants such Welwitschia, Aloes, Cacti, Dorstenia, Othonna, Mesembs and more.

Meeting Information

Tephrocactus, Tylecodon are the mini show plants

Tephrocactus
Tephrocactus is a small genus in the subfamily Opuntioideae which is endemic to Argentina. The stems grow in very distinct segments, but unlike the flat-pads found on the genus Opuntia, the segments of Tephrocactus are round. This can be either in short cylinders, egg shaped, or even spherical.

Tylecodon
Tylecodon are found within the crassulacea family. The genus of around 46 species is very diverse in habitat and quite variable in form, ranging from dwarf single leaved to large thick-stemmed. The distribution of Tylecodon is restricted to the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and Southern Namibia. The plants occur quite abundantly in habitats that vary from the rocky coastal shores, rock crevices in mountainous terrain and in sandy hilly terrain.

When?
February 27, 2020
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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January 16th, 2020 Meeting – Jeff Moore

When?
January 16, 2020
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm

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

About The Speaker: Jeff Moore

Jeff Moore
I’ve owned and operated Solana Succulents as a small retail nursery in Solana Beach since 1992. Started writing succulent books six years ago and have really enjoyed the time since them traveling CA and AZ and speaking to all the C&S clubs and other plant societies. Married with two grown sons.

Program Topic – Spiny Succulents

This book is a follow up yin to the yang of the last book on soft succulents. It covers cacti, euphorbias, pachypodiums, alluaudias, terrestrial bromeliads, and a few other succulent adjacent xerophytes, most but not all spiny. I obviously can’t cover all of each family or genus in one book, but try to show you cultivated examples of the most prominent. Most of the images were taken in California or Arizona, with a few habitat images to introduce the sections. The book its aimed at the new enthusiast, but as always I try to make it visually engaging enough to appeal to the veteran as well, with any cultural tips or observations that I can provide.

Meeting Information

Matucana, Mesembs are the mini show plants

Matucana
Matucana is a genus of cactus of about 20 species with a low globose to shortly cylindrical body and rather large, mostly red flowers. These cactus are found in Peru.

Mesembs
Mesembryanthemum is a genus of succulent flowering plants in the Aizoaceae family from parts of Southern Africa. This genus contains many of the succulent plants we like to grow including Ice Plants, Split Rock, Lithops, and Conophytum.

When?
January 16, 2020
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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2019 Holiday Party

Holiday 2019
Members are welcome to attend the End of Year Holiday Party on December 12th. There will be no meeting in November.

HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 12!
No meeting in November

Thursday, December 12 at 6pm
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S State College Blvd, Anaheim

Catered dinner buffet with potluck sides and desserts.

Activities
2020 Board Installations
Volunteer Recognition

LIVE AUCTION
You can put up to 3 plants in the Live Auction. They MUST be healthy, fully rooted, and pest and disease free. You will receive 90% of the auction price. Please come at 5:30pm if you are bringing Auction Plants. Come prepared to bid on some great plants!

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