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January 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – January 2016

2016-01-10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Michelle Cloud-Hughes presents “Hiding in plain sight: a new cactus species from the California Desert.”

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February 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – February 2016

2016-02-14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Marquita Ellias - "Botanical Names Decoded" Feb 14, 2016, 1:30pm.

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March 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – March 2016

2016-03-13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Ernesto Sandoval

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

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April 2016

South Coast C&SS Show & Sale 2016

2016-04-09 - 2016-04-10
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Show-postcard-2016

South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale 2016 Apr. 9-10, 9am - 4pm South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes, CA   Info: 310-618-9886 Photos from SCCSS Show & Sale 2015

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May 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – May 2016

2016-05-08 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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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 career nearly ten years ago at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas, CA. While at the gardens he was exposed to many different plant…

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June 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2016

2016-06-19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER: Gary Duke - “Landscaping and Micro-Climates for Small Yards”

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July 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2016

2016-07-10 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Brian Kemble

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

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August 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2016

2016-08-14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Bob Secrets

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

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September 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – September 2016

2016-09-11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Woody Minnich

Woody Minnich:  Mexico, The Hidden Treasures of Coahuila.

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October 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – October 2016

2016-10-09 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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"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.

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November 2016

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – November 2016

2016-11-13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR NOVEMBER IS; Stephen McCabe – “Dudleya Conservation: Threats and New Species”

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December 2016

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

2016-12-11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Our annual Holiday Pot Luck will be held on Sunday, December 11th, our usual meeting date.

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January 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – January 2017

2017-01-08 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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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, Euphorbia, Ceropegia, Caralluma and other Canarian natives.  The presentation will include six of the seven major islands in this archipelago and will demonstrate the climatic…

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February 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – February 2017

2017-02-12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Presenter for February: Panayoti Kelaidis - “Designing Gardens for Succulents”

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March 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – March 2017

2017-03-12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Jeff Moore

PRESENTER FOR MARCH IS: Jeff Moore - "Under the Spell of Succulents"

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April 2017

South Coast C&SS Show & Sale 2017

2017-04-08 - 2017-04-09
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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2017 SCCSS Show & Sale postcard-150

Apr. 8-9, 9am - 4pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.,
Palos Verdes, CA Info: 310-378-1953 or 310-618-9886

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Riviera Garden Club Plant Sale

2017-04-29 @ 9:00 am - 2017-04-30 @ 3:00 pm UTC-8
25516 Rolling Hills Way, 25516 Rolling Hills Way
Torrance, CA 90505 United States
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Saturday & Sunday April 29-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For sale succulent arrangements and plants from the now closed Water Wise Garden Center.

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May 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – May 2017

2017-05-14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Ernesto Sandoval

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 Aloe from both a botanical and horticultural viewpoint, and also take a brief look at the facts and the myths surrounding its medical uses. He…

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June 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2017

2017-06-18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Gary Duke

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 50 species of Echinopsis, Lobivia, Weingartia, Rebutia, Sulcorebutia as well as several tall columnar species. He even found Cintia and Blossfeldia along with several species…

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July 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2017

2017-07-09 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR JULY IS; Keith Taylor - "Pots and a Different Approach to Staging".

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August 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2017

2017-08-13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Woody Minnich

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 photographer and a very entertaining speaker.  Come and enjoy this excellent presentation and see how these plants grow in habitat. Woody, as he is commonly…

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September 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – September 2017

2017-09-10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR SEPTEMBER IS: Gunnar Eisel – “Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder: Our Wonderful and Weird Hobby”

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October 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – October 2017

2017-10-08 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Tom Glavich

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

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November 2017

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – November 2017

2017-11-12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Ernesto Sandoval

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.

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December 2017

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

2017-12-10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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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 set up is encouraged to come early. Any volunteers who have, please bring juniper for the tables. Phyllis has volunteered for the centerpieces. The Club…

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January 2018

Huntington Desert Forum 2018

2018-01-13 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC-8
Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1150 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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Desert Forum at the Huntington on Saturday Jan. 13th. Entry is free to SCCSS members if you show your club badge and arrive by 9:45am.

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South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – January 2018

2018-01-14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR JANUARY IS: Marcia Tatroe – “Rockin’ with Cacti and Succulents“.

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February 2018

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – February 2018

2018-02-11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Greg Krehel

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

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March 2018

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – March 2018

2018-03-11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR MARCH IS:  Jeff Moore - "Soft Succulents"

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Carol Causey’s Plant Sale

2018-03-17 @ 9:00 am - 2018-03-18 @ 3:00 pm UTC-8

Carol Causey, who has been a member of SCCSS for the past 44 years, is unable to care for her plants and all must go. She has been a collector for many years and has plants, mostly succulents, some bulbs and cactus and a large collection of Sansevierias, as well as pots that she will be selling.  Sat. Mar. 17th and Sun Mar. 18th, 9:00am - 3:00pm both days. 3844 W. 147th Street, Hawthorne, 90250 If you would like to…

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Super Succulent Celebration 2018

2018-03-23 @ 10:00 am - 2018-03-24 @ 3:30 pm UTC-8
Waterwise Botanicals, 32151 Old Hwy 395, California
Bonsall, CA 92003 United States
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"A Walk on the Wild Side" Super Succulent Celebration 2018: March 23rd – 24th

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April 2018

South Coast C&SS Show and Sale 2018

2018-04-07 @ 9:00 am - 2018-04-08 @ 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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2018 show 11-20-17 postcard front

South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale 2018 Apr. 7-8, 9am - 4pm South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes, CA   Info: heidihusnak@gmail.com Photos from SCCSS Show & Sale 2015

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May 2018

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – May 2018

2018-05-13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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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.

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June 2018

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2018

2018-06-10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Rob Roy MacGregor – “Alternative Ways to Propagate Cacti and Succulents”

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July 2018

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2018

2018-07-08 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Ernesto Sandoval

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

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August 2018

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2018

2018-08-12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Woody Minnich

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

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Gary Duke’s Open Yard

2018-08-25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-8
Gary Duke’s, 4660 Rio Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805 United States
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Gary Duke’s Open Yard, Saturday, 25 August 2018, 10:00 to 4:00pm

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September 2018

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – September 2018

2018-09-09 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Peter Breslin

PRESENTER FOR SEPTEMBER IS:    Peter Breslin

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October 2018

Lotusland Auction and Sale 2018

2018-10-06 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Lotusland, Cold Spring Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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$85

Lotusland in Santa Barbara are holding a party and rare plant auction. Early Bird Pricing before September 1st. Member’s $65  non-members $85. After September Member’s $75  non-members $95. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations. Click a button to vistit Lotusland's website:Please consider a donation of a rare, unusual or exceptional specimen plant. Plant donors will be eligible to receive complimentary tickets to the event. Plus, your exceptional plant donation is tax-deductible. Collections of several related plants (by groups or themes) and exceptional…

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South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – October 2018

2018-10-14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Gary Duke

PRESENTER: Gary Duke “What Kind of Cactus Is It?”

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South Bay Bromeliad Associates – Buying Bus Trip October 2018

2018-10-27 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT
Live Art Plantscapes, 1323 West 130th Street
Gardena, CA 90247 United States
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$25

South Bay Bromeliad Associates Invites you to “come along with us on our biennial bus trip”. Only $20 per person, $25 for non members. Bring your own box lunch. Club will provide water, soft drinks & snacks. Meet at Larry Tabelings' Live Art Plantscapes 1323 W 130th St, Gardena, CA 90247 at 8:00 AM Return to the nursery ~ 6 PM

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November 2018

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – November 2018

2018-11-11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Tom Glavich

PRESENTER FOR NOVEMBER IS:  Tom Glavich - "Pelargoniums of Southern Africa"

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December 2018

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

2018-12-09 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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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 has volunteered for the centerpieces. The Club will provide prime rib and ham, paper plates, cups, and plastic utensils. Coffee, tea and water will be…

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January 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – January 2019

2019-01-13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR January IS:  Laurel Woodley  "Discovering Plant Taxonomy"

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Huntington Desert Forum 2019

2019-01-19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PST
Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1150 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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Desert Forum at the Huntington on Saturday January 19th. Entry is free to SCCSS members when you bring your society badge and arrive by 9:45am. The Aloes are usually flowering and are spectacular. Desert garden and conservatory will have docents present. A succulent sale completes the day. An opportunity to do some car-pooling? Desert Forum 2019

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February 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – February 2019

2019-02-10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR FEBRUARY IS: Guillermo Rivera – “Argentina and Chile”

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March 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – March 2019

2019-03-10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

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

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April 2019

South Coast C&SS Show and Sale 2019

2019-04-06 @ 9:00 am - 2019-04-07 @ 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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2019 show postcard front

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

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Rob Skillin’s Open Greenhouse Day 2019

2019-04-20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Skillin Ranch, 8910 Camino Cielo
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 United States
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You are invited to Rob Skillin's "Open Greenhouse Day 2019". A day of fun, food, friends and PLANTS! At the Skillin Ranch in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo Co. Saturday, April 20, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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May 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – May 2019

2019-05-12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Ernesto Sandoval

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

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June 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2019

2019-06-09 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Gary Duke

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

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Gary Duke’s Open Yard 2019

2019-06-22 @ 10:00 am - 2019-06-23 @ 4:00 pm UTC-8
Gary Duke’s, 4660 Rio Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805 United States
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Gary Duke’s Open Yard 2019, Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June, 10:00 to 4:00pm

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July 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2019

2019-07-14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR JULY IS:  Attila Kapitany - "Botanical Gardens of Australia Tour" – featuring highlights and interesting surprises through a cactus and succulent collector’s eyes.

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August 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – August 2019

2019-08-11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Woody August 2019

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 Camanchacas.” These fog-fed regions, in two of the driest deserts in the world, have some of the most interesting cactus and succulents to be found…

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September 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – September 2019

2019-09-08 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Tom Glavich

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 of Lesotho, a kingdom entirely surrounded by South Africa.  The lowest point in this unique country is 4500 above sea level giving it a unique…

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October 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting October 2019

2019-10-13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR OCTOBER IS:  Gunnar Eisel _ "Astrophytum Revisited". Following the meeting will be Gary Duke's Seed Propagation Workshop for those who signed up.

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November 2019

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting November 2019

2019-11-10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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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 6 subspecies inhabiting the Santa Monica’s and San Bernadino’s can be found within an hour’s drive from central Los Angeles. For the past four years,John…

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December 2019

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

2019-12-08 @ 12:00 pm PST
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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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 keep desserts to a minimum).  Appetizers should be brought before noon so we have something to munch on during our social ½ hour.  Adult guests…

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January 2020

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting January 2020

2020-01-12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Spiny Succulents Book Cover

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

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Huntington Desert Forum 2020

2020-01-18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PST
Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1150 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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Desert Forum at the Huntington on Saturday January 18th.Entry is free to SCCSS members when you bring your society badge and arrive by 9:45am. The Aloes are usually flowering and are spectacular. Knowledgeable staff and docents will be stationed throughout the Desert Garden. Aloes will be floweringThe Desert Conservatory will be closed, but participants will have the opportunity to peek at changes to the top of the garden A succulent sale completes the day. An opportunity to do some car-pooling?

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February 2020

Sale @ Hank’s

2020-02-29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-8
Hank’s, 4318 Canehill Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90713 United States
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Sale @ Hank's
Saturday February 29th, 2020
8:00 am to Noon

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March 2020

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting March 2020

2020-03-08 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR MARCH IS:  Woody Minnich - "Cactus and Succulent Conservation Around the World"

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Gary Duke’s Open Yard 2020

2020-03-21 @ 10:00 am - 2020-03-22 @ 4:00 pm UTC-8
Gary Duke’s, 4660 Rio Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805 United States
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Gary Duke’s Open Yard 2020, Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March, 10:00 to 4:00pm

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April 2020

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

2020-04-04 @ 9:00 am - 2020-04-05 @ 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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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

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Rob Skillin’s Open Greenhouse Day 2020 POSTPONED

2020-04-04 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Skillin Ranch, 8910 Camino Cielo
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 United States
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You are invited to Rob Skillin's "Open Greenhouse Day 2020". A day of fun, food, friends and PLANTS! At the Skillin Ranch in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo Co. Saturday, April 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Huntington Plant Sale 2020 (Cancelled)

2020-04-24 @ 10:00 am - 2020-04-26 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1150 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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Apr. 26 10am - 5 pm  Huntington Plant Sale Friday, Saturday, and Sunday June 28-30, 2019 See flyer for details. Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA. 626-405-35042019 Flyer ...

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May 2020

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

2020-05-10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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PRESENTER FOR MAY IS:  Russel Ray –“Nature’s Geometry Succulents”

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Long Beach Cactus Club Show and Sale 2020 (Cancelled)

2020-05-16 @ 9:00 am - 2020-05-17 @ 1:00 pm PDT
Rancho Los Alamitos (Long Beach), 6400 Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Long Beach Cactus Club Show and Sale INFO. 310-647-7300

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June 2020

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

2020-06-14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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Cactus of the Month: Opuntia, Tephrocactus, Cylindropuntia, Austrocylindropuntia. Succulent of the Month: Cissus, Cyphostemma. Meeting is cancelled

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July 2020

South Coast C&SS monthly meeting July 2020 Webinar

2020-07-12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting
Gary Duke

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 of Gymnocalycium, Lobivia,  Echinopsis and Tillandsia. He also show some very interesting geological sites, churches and markets. A short drone video of a site with…

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August 2020

South Coast C&SS monthly Zoom meeting August 2020

2020-08-09 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Zoom meeting
Jackson Burkholder

Jackson Burkholder will present a program via Zoom entitled, “The Botany of Cacti: An Introduction”.

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September 2020

Huntington Botanical Gardens – 37th Succulent Plants Symposium 2020-(Zoom)

2020-09-11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Zoom meeting
Free

The Huntington is offering an abbreviated Zoom Webinar in lieu of the regular format for the 37th Annual Succulent Plants Symposium. The program consists of four brief presentations by Gardens staff that provide updates about the Collections, discuss recent construction in the garden, and take a look at ongoing efforts to document and archive the Desert Collections. Participation is free with registration. (See link below)

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South Coast C&SS monthly Zoom meeting September 2020

2020-09-13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting
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PRESENTER FOR SEPTEMBER IS: Gunnar Eisel - “The Folklore, Enchantment, and Evolution of the C&S Hobby from 1894 to the present day”.

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Long Beach Cactus Club Annual Plant Auction 2020(Cancelled)

2020-09-17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Rancho Los Alamitos (Long Beach), 6400 Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Sept ? (date needs confirmation) Long Beach Cactus Club Annual Plant Auction, 11-1pm Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA 90615 INFO. 562-631-5876

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SUCCULENT SALE – Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County

2020-09-25 @ 11:00 am - 2020-09-26 @ 4:00 pm PDT
2016 9th St. Los Osos, 2016 9th St.
Los Osos, CA 93402 United States
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"SUCCULENT SEPTEMBER" plant and pot sale in Los Osos, with face-masks and social distancing.

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October 2020

Bakersfield C&SS – Show & Sale 2020(Cancelled)

2020-10-10 @ 10:00 am - 2020-10-11 @ 3:00 pm PDT
St. Paul’s Church, 2216 17th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93304 United States
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Oct 10-11 Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 11-3pm St. Paul’s Church, 2216 17th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Free Admission & Parking INFO: 661-831-8488

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South Coast C&SS monthly Zoom meeting October 2020

2020-10-11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Zoom meeting
Tom Glavich

PRESENTER FOR OCTOBER IS: Tom Glavich - "Exploring Gasteria including Cultivars and Hybrids"

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Palomar C&SS Fall Show & Sale 2020

2020-10-27 @ 9:00 am - 2020-10-28 @ 3:00 pm PDT
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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OCT. ?? TBD Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm, San Diego Botanic Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA. INFO: email:'eventcoordinator at palomarcactus.org' 858-776-7216

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November 2020

Huntington Fall Plant Sale 2020( Cancelled)

2020-11-06 - 2020-11-08
Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1150 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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Nov 6-8 Huntington Fall Plant Sale Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA. INFO: 626-405-3504

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LACSS Fall Sale 2020

2020-11-06 @ 6:30 pm - 2020-11-07 @ 3:00 pm PST
17400 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, 17400 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406 United States
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Nov. 6th: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Nov. 7th: 8:30 am – 9:00 am (MEMBERS ONLY), 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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South Coast C&SS monthly Zoom meeting November 2020

2020-11-08 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST
Zoom meeting
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PRESENTER FOR NOVEMBER IS:  Stephen McCabe  "Cliff hangers and Flatlanders: Dudleya on the Edge"

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Garibaldo’s Nursery Plant and Pottery Sale

2020-11-21 @ 9:00 am - 2020-11-22 @ 2:00 pm PST
Garibaldo’s Nursery, 8834 Rose Street
Bellflower, CA 90706 United States
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Garibaldo's Sale

Huge Plant & Pottery Sale, Saturday & Sunday ... Gary Duke will sell & sign his book & sell rare plants. Also many local potters/artists/other plant nurseries.

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December 2020

South Coast C&SS December Zoom meeting 2020

2020-12-13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
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 have been accused of having collected specimens in their collections, which is the impetus for this video.  Gardening and plant buying is increasing significantly during…

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January 2021

South Coast C&SS January Zoom meeting 2021

January 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Zoom meeting
Brian Kemble

PRESENTER FOR JANUARY:  Brian Kemble - "History of the Ruth Bancroft Garden".

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February 2021

South Coast C&SS February Zoom meeting 2021

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Zoom meeting

Presenter for February is Guillermo Rivera – “Cactus diversity in northwestern Argentina:  a habitat approach”

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Garibaldo’s Nursery Plant and Pottery Sale Feb 27 – 28 2021

February 27 @ 9:00 am - February 28 @ 12:00 pm PST
Garibaldo’s Nursery, 8834 Rose Street
Bellflower, CA 90706 United States
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Garibaldo's Sale

Huge Plant & Pottery Sale, Saturday & Sunday ... Gary Duke will sell & sign his book & sell rare plants. Also many local potters/artists/other plant nurseries.

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March 2021

South Coast C&SS March Zoom meeting 2021

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting

PRESENTER FOR MARCH:  Gary Duke - "Chile - Land of the Ancients"

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April 2021

South Coast C&SS April Zoom meeting 2021

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting

PRESENTER FOR APRIL IS : Karen Ostler – “Staging”

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May 2021

Moorpark Ceramic & Succulent Sale

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Jude La Chance, 15685 Harte Ln
Moorpark, CA 93021 United States
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Moorpark Ceramic & Succulent Sale, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 9 AM - 4 PM

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South Coast C&SS May Zoom meeting 2021

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting

PRESENTER FOR May:  Laurel Woodley:  Getting to Know Kalanchoes.

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C&S Fest at Green Touch Nursery

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Green Touch Nursery, 8842 Park St.
Bellflower, CA 90706 United States
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Cactus, Succulents, & Pots for sale.

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June 2021

South Coast C&SS June Zoom meeting 2021

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting
Ernesto Sandoval

The Presenter is:  Ernesto Sandoval – “Succulents: Liberated or Constrained in Containers?”

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Johnny Rebs’ True South plant sale

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Johnny Rebs’ True South, 4663 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90805 United States
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Treat your Dad at Johnny Reb’s True South and/or buy a present from Duke’s Cactus and Succulents, i.e. The Duke of Long Beach. Gary Duke will be selling his plants and autographing his book. Instagram: garyduke53 ... https://www.instagram.com/garyduke53/ 10% discount on all plants. Do not miss it! June 20, 2021, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 4663 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, 90805

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July 2021

South Coast C&SS July Zoom meeting 2021

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting

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

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Summer Pop-Up Sale at Garibaldo’s Nursery

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Garibaldo’s Nursery, 8834 Rose Street
Bellflower, CA 90706 United States
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8834 Rose St, Bellflower, CA
Saturday, July 17, 2021
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gary Duke will sell rare plants & sign his book “Landscaping and Microclimates for Small Yards”.
Also many local potters/artists/other plant nurseries will be present.
Mark your calendars now.
Don’t miss it!

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Rob Skillin’s Open Greenhouse Day 2021

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Skillin Ranch, 8910 Camino Cielo
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 United States
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Rob & Terry Skillin invite you to their ranch for "Open Greenhouse Day 2021". A day of fun, food, friends and PLANTS! At the Skillin Ranch in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo Co. Saturday, July 24, 9:00 am

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August 2021

The 35th Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale

August 6 @ 11:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm PDT
L.A. County Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave,
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
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The 35th Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale Sale August 6-8, Show August 7-8 L.A. Co. Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin, Arcadia CA https://www.intercityshow.com/ Advance Tickets Required See Here Limited Tickets Available, Arboretum members are free. 1400 plants on display Many vendors selling plants, pots, and supplies Due to Covid restrictions, masks may be required The Show is free with Arboretum Admission 2021 Intercity-Show ScheduleThe arboretum has made a rule that only 150 non arboretum members will be allowed to…

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South Coast C&SS August Zoom meeting 2021 (Canceled)

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting

Meeting has been canceled. See you in September!

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September 2021

South Coast C&SS September Zoom meeting 2021

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Zoom meeting
Jeff Moore

The Presenter is:  Jeff Moore -  "Agaves: Species, Cultivars & Hybrids".

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