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Feb 2015 Meeting

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Sunday 8 Feb 2015 at 1:30pm Paul Klaassen will speak on the exciting topic of FOG. Succulent plants that grow in foggy areas of the world.

March 2015 SCCSS Meeting

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

March 8th, 2015, 1:30pm. Buck Hemenway – ‘Why We Love South Africa’

South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting May 2015

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

May 10th, 2015, 1:30pm in classroom A. Ernesto Sandeval - "Methods of propagation at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory".

South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society Meeting – Oct 2015

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Oct 11, 2015, 1:30pm. Nels Christianson will be describing the first half of the 2015 CSSA pre-convention tour to northeastern Mexico.

South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting – Nov 2015

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Pediocactus simpsonii PRESENTER FOR NOVEMBER is Rob Skillin, from the Central Coast Cactus and Succulent Society in Santa Barbara.  This month's program will feature two little known genera of American cacti: Pediocactus and Sclerocactus.  His program highlights the best of 25 years of field study during which Rob photographed all species of the two groups, as well…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – January 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Michelle Cloud-Hughes presents “Hiding in plain sight: a new cactus species from the California Desert.”

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – March 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Ernesto Sandoval: "The ABC's of Growing African Bulbs"" Mar 13, 2016, 1:30pm.

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – May 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

NOTE: We will meet in the classroom not the auditorium. PRESENTER FOR MAY:  Jeremy Spath:  Exceptional Succulent Plants in South African Habitat Jeremy will be speaking on his recent trip to South Africa.  His photographs are exceptional. He may also bring a few plants to sell. (More details may follow later) Jeremy began his plant…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER: Gary Duke - “Landscaping and Micro-Climates for Small Yards”

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR JULY: Brian Kemble: Gasterias - South Africa's Big Smile. Why...

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR AUGUST: Bob Caplan - Acts of Cactography on an Otherwise Dull Afternoon

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – October 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

"A Questions of Sex" is all about propagation of succulent plants. It includes a few of the more interesting, as well as vanilla, approaches to reproduction. Different kinds of vegetative propagation and hybridization are also discussed.

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – November 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR NOVEMBER IS; Stephen McCabe – “Dudleya Conservation: Threats and New Species”

South Coast C&SS Holiday Pot-luck 2016 (members only)

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Our annual Holiday Pot Luck will be held on Sunday, December 11th, our usual meeting date.

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – January 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Cactus of the Month: Notocactus, Parodia Succulent of the Month: Aloe PRESENTER FOR JANUARY IS:  Marquita Ellias -The Canary Islands – They’re out of this World!  Marquita Ellias will take the audience to space and then return them to the Canary Islands to witness adaptive radiation first hand.  The program will include indigenous plants including Aeoniums,…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – February 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Presenter for February: Panayoti Kelaidis - “Designing Gardens for Succulents”

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – May 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

NOTE: The May meeting is in classroom B, not the auditorium, space is at a premium. PRESENTER FOR MAY IS:  Ernesto Sandoval - "Aloes". Cactus of the Month: Mammillaria (clumping). Succulent of the Month: Euphorbia (African, not from Madagascar). Aloe has a long ethnobotanical and medicinal history around world. Ernesto will look at the family…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

NOTE: This meeting is on the third Sunday. PRESENTER FOR JUNE IS:  Gary Duke - "Bolivia - Part I". Cactus of the Month: Opuntia, Tephrocactus. Succulent of the Month: Cissus, Cyphostemma. Gary describes his travel with Guillermo Rivera through the Bolivian altoplano via La Paz, Cochabamba, Sucre, Potosi, Carmago to Tarija. He has pictures of over…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR JULY IS; Keith Taylor - "Pots and a Different Approach to Staging".

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR AUGUST IS: Woody Minnich - "Socotra". Woody Minnich will present slides of his trip to Socotra, a place many of us will never have the chance to see.  We will discover that many plants in our own collections come from this remote island, south of Yemen in the Arabian Sea. Woody is an excellent…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – September 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR SEPTEMBER IS: Gunnar Eisel – “Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder: Our Wonderful and Weird Hobby”

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – October 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR OCTOBER IS:  Tom Glavich - "Euphorbias, A Survey and How to Grow Them".

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – November 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR NOVEMBER IS:  Ernesto Sandoval - "Propagation of Cacti and Succulents". Ernesto describes soil mixes, watering, fertilization and how to grow our favorite plants from seed.

South Coast C&SS Holiday Pot-luck 2017 (members only)

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

December 10th, from Noon to 2 PM Our annual Holiday Pot Luck will be held on Sunday, December 10th, our usual meeting date. The start time is noon. We will be in the auditorium. We will start set-up at 10:00 AM. Anyone with a flair for decorating or arms to help with table and chair…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – January 2018

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR JANUARY IS: Marcia Tatroe – “Rockin’ with Cacti and Succulents“.

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – February 2018

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR FEBRUARY IS: Greg Krehel, - "Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis Flowers in Bloom"

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – May 2018

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR MAY IS: Brian Gold – “Name that Plant & Name that Flower” or “Que es la Planta y Que es la Flor” – a game or quiz type lecture.

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2018

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Rob Roy MacGregor – “Alternative Ways to Propagate Cacti and Succulents”

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2018

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Presenter for July is:  Ernesto Sandoval ­ "Propagation of Cacti and Succulents – Part 2".

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2018

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR AUGUST:  Woody Minnich - "The New, Rare and Seldom seen Cacti and Succulents of Mexico"

South Coast C&SS Holiday Pot-luck 2018 (members only)

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Our annual Holiday Pot Luck will be held on Sunday, December 9th, our usual meeting date. The festivities will start at noon in the Auditorium. We will start set-up at 10:30 AM. Anyone with a flair for decorating or arms to help with table and chair set up is encouraged to come early. Phyllis DeCrescenzo…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – March 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR MARCH IS:  Rob Skillin - "Kenya, Land of Tropical Succulents"

South Coast C&SS Show and Sale 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

NOTE CHANGED DATES !!
April 6-7th, 9am - 4pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes, CA.
*  Thousands of cactus and succulents for sale
*  Hard-to-find plants
*  Kids potting table
*  Beautiful displays by expert growers
*  Expert advice for beginners and advanced

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – May 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR MAY IS: Ernesto Sandoval - "Forms and Functions of Cacti and succulents Inside and Out along with other Desert Dwellers!"

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR JUNE IS: Gary Duke – “Landscaping and Micro-Climates for Small Yards”

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR JULY IS:  Attila Kapitany - "Botanical Gardens of Australia Tour" – featuring highlights and interesting surprises through a cactus and succulent collector’s eyes.

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Cactus of the Month: Epithelantha, Frailea, Aztekium Succulent of the Month: Dyckia, Hechtia, Puya PRESENTER FOR AUGUST IS: Woody Minnich - "20 Years in the Atacama, Land of the Copiapoas" Similar to the coast of Namibia, the coastal and inland regions of northern Chile, known as the Atacama, is mainly watered by amazing fogs, “the…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – September 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Cactus of the Month: Variegated cactus Succulent of the Month: Variegated succulent PRESENTER FOR SEPTEMBER IS:   Tom Glavich - "The High Drakensbergs" Tom will talk about a trip he took to the high Drakensberg's, a mountain chain in the East Central region of South Africa.  Most of the trip was centered on the high-altitude country…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting October 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR OCTOBER IS:  Gunnar Eisel _ "Astrophytum Revisited". Following the meeting will be Gary Duke's Seed Propagation Workshop for those who signed up.

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting November 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Cactus of the Month: South American columnar cactus (Espostoa, Oreocereus, Cleistocactus, etc.) Succulent of the Month: Pelargonium, Sarcocaulon, Tylecodon PRESENTER FOR NOVEMBER IS:  John Martinez & Nils Schirrmacher - Dudleya: Succulent Diversity in Our Own Backyard" Our local mountains are home to a plentiful and varied assortment of Dudleya. Each of the 11 species and…

South Coast C&SS Holiday Pot-luck 2019 (members only)

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Members only: Our annual Holiday Pot Luck will be held on Sunday, December 8th, our usual meeting date. The festivities will start at noon in the Auditorium. Check-in with the kitchen monitor when you bring your covered dish for 10-12 people. It can be a salad, casserole, side hot or cold dish or dessert. (please…

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting January 2020

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR JANUARY IS: Jeff Moore – “2019 SPINY SUCCULENTS: Euphorbias, Cacti, and Other Sculptural Succulents and (Mostly) Spiny Xerophytic Plants”

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting March 2020

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR MARCH IS:  Woody Minnich - "Cactus and Succulent Conservation Around the World"

South Coast C&SS Show and Sale 2020 (Cancelled)

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

April 4-5th, 9am - 4pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes, CA.
*  Thousands of cactus and succulents for sale
*  Hard-to-find plants
*  Kids potting table
*  Beautiful displays by expert growers
*  Expert advice for beginners and advanced

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting June 2020 (Cancelled)

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Cactus of the Month: Opuntia, Tephrocactus, Cylindropuntia, Austrocylindropuntia. Succulent of the Month: Cissus, Cyphostemma. Meeting is cancelled

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting July 2020 Webinar

Zoom meeting

Cactus of the Month: Melocactus Succulent of the Month: Bromeliaceae (other than Tillandsia) Meeting will be held via Zoom invitation. Members to submit Mini Show photos by July 20Speaker via Zoom is Gary Duke, speaking on "NW Argentina - Places and Plants".  Gary shows 26 cacti genera and 14 succulent genera, to include many species…

South Coast C&SS December Zoom meeting 2020

Zoom meeting

Besides the opportunity to show your favorite plant at the this year's Zoom Holiday Party, we thought some may want to buy plants on the internet and Gary Duke and CactusQuest (Hunter) have produced a short video titled "Ethical Plant Shopping + CITES" to help you be legal in your shopping.  Both he and Hunter…

South Coast C&SS July Zoom meeting 2021

Zoom meeting

“Soil Mixtures and Watering Schedules”. The Presenters are: Maria Capaldo, Mike Short, Laurel Woodley and Gary Duke

South Coast C&SS November Zoom meeting 2021

Zoom meeting

PRESENTER: Joe Stead 'Propagate it! Then put it in the ground'.
Cactus of the Month: North American Columnar Cacti (Saguaro, Cereus, etc.)
Succulent of the Month: Senecio (including Caputia, Curio, and Kleinia)

South Coast C&SS March meeting 2022

Peninsula Center Library-Community Room 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Presenter: Woody Minnich “The Cacti and Succulents of New Mexico”
Evidence of Covid vaccination required to attend the SCCSS Club meeting. Bring your vaccine card, as we will be checking at the door. No admission without evidence of vaccination.

South Coast C&SS Show & Sale 2022, celebrating 50 years of succulent art

Palos Verdes Art Center 5504 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes

NOTE NEW VENUE!!
April 23-24th, 9am - 4pm
Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
All visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Wearing face masks is strongly encouraged.

*  Thousands of cactus and succulents for sale
*  Hard-to-find plants
*  Beautiful displays by expert growers
*  Expert advice for beginners and advanced

South Coast C&SS May meeting 2022

Peninsula Center Library-Community Room 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Stefan Burger:"Copiapoa 2022"

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2022

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER: Tom Glavich "Exploring Euphorbia".
Members and their guests Free admission.

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2022

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR July:  Gary Duke:  “Northern Argentina” – (12 Nov – 26 Nov 2021).

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2022

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER: Ernesto Sandoval:  “Feeding Succulents: How Fertilizer, Water pH and Soil Can and Should Be Adjusted!”

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – September 2022

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR September: Steven Frieze: "Adventures in Namaqualand: The Beauty and Exotic Quality of South African Succulents"

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – November 2022

South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

PRESENTER FOR NOVEMBER:  Kelly Griffin: "Now and then.  An update on the Yemen island of Socotra."

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