Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CSSM Meeting November



November 16, 2013 1-4 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Southeast Link (Piano Room)
Program: Cactus & Succulent 101 - Overview of Major Cactus & Succulent Families
Presented by Paul Carlberg & Art Scarpa

This month's program will introduce and educate new members to growing cacti & succulents and refresh veteran members. Paul and Art each have a vast experience growing these plants.
They will be able to address any issues members may have with keeping this group of extraordinary plants healthy and in peak condition. 
There will be Steve Hammer plants that he has chosen specifically for our raffle and auction. Paul Carlberg will have some plants for sale as well. 
As usual a lunch will be served and there will be a plant show.
Everyone is welcome!

Monday, October 7, 2013

CSSM MEETING

CSSM Meeting
October 19, 2013
1-4 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Boylston, MA

After a very successful Show & Sale in September, we begin our regular monthly meetings. Our first program is "Succulent Roof Top Gardens" presented by Chris Jacobs. Chris is an experienced gardener and he tends the Liberty Hill Farm in Lancaster, MA. He will share his experience creating a green roof succulent garden on his own property. This will be a very informative program for anyone wanting to create a green roof on a small building such as a shed or doghouse.
There will be the usual plant auction, raffle and the ever popular buffet lunch. Newcomers are always welcome!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

CSSM ANNUAL SHOW & SALE 2013
Saturday September 14th, 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday September 15th, 9 AM - 4 PM

The CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS is holding their 6th show and sale on September 14 & 15, 2013 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. This event includes a judged show in over 100 categories of cactus and succulent plants, guided tours of the show plants and displays, specialty vendors selling both beginner & specimen plants, daily auctions of rare & specimen plants, and informative lectures on species and care of succulents. Visit cssma.org for discount coupons.
Vendors at this event: Art Scarpa, Glen Lord, Andy Michaelides, Judy Becker, Ginny Colwell, Roseann Richards, Dave Schultz, Will Kimerer, Ken Moser, Dave Burdick, Ken Sicard & Mathilde Duffy.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Meeting

CSSM Meeting - May 18, 2013
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
1-4 PM

Program - Paul and Lau discuss Spring plant care.

Our very own Paul and Lau will be discussing Spring cactus and succulent plant care, particularly how to transition your plants outside for the Summer. It's that tricky time of year dealing with cold overnight temperatures and rainfall, so don't miss this month's talk if you are planning on giving your collection a vacation outside for the Summer.

We will be having usual lunch and social gathering, as well as our plant show, raffle and auction. We now have ribbons for the winners of the show, so bring your plants in! It's a fun and educational experience for everyone.

Friday, April 19, 2013

April Meeting

CSSM Meeting - April 20, 2013
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
1-4 PM

Program - Melissa Pace's plants.

Melissa Pace is a club member and incredible grower. She hosted her own bay window at the Boston Flower Show. She will be talking about her own collection and how she catalogs it as well as how she prepares plants for showing. She is going to bring along some of her beauties to share as well.

We will be having usual lunch and social gathering, as well as a plant show as well as a raffle and auction. We now have ribbons for the winners of the show, so bring your plants in! It's a fun and educational experience for everyone.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Meeting

CSSM Meeting - March 16, 2013
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
1-4 PM

Program - "Bromeliads & Tillandsias" presented by Dave Burdick.

Dave Burdick will give an in-depth presentation on his Tillandias, Dyckias, and Bromeliads this upcoming meeting. He will be discussing the more succulent-like forms of these plants and will be bringing plants to sell as well. Don't miss it!

The usual lunch and social gathering will occur, as well as the plant show. We now have ribbons for the winners of the show, so bring your plants in! It's a fun and educational experience for everyone.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February Meeting

CSSM Meeting - February 16, 2013
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
1-4 PM
 
Program - Paul Carlberg's complete Haworthia collection.

Paul has an extensive collection of Haworthias, including 1 of each known species. Come and join us for his presentation on growing and showing off these wonderful plants.

The usual lunch will be served as well as a social gathering, raffle, and auction. A plant show will allow members and guests to display their plants in a small friendly competition which is educational and fun. Bring your plants to be judged or to simply show off what you are proud of growing.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January Meeting

CSSM Meeting - January 19, 2013 
Tower Hill Botanic Garden 
1-4 PM

Program - "Machu Picchu" presented by Maria Kawka

Maria has traveled widely in search of different types of plants. This presentation will contain her experiences, many photos of plants she has encountered, and a host of information from her expeditions.

The usual lunch will be served as well as the social gathering, raffle, and auction. A plant show will allow members and guests to display their plants in a small friendly competition which is educational and fun.