The Bakersfield Cactus and Succulent Society

The Bakersfield Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2216 17th Street Bakersfield California. A "social half-hour" begins at 6:30 PM and the real meeting starts at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome! This MAP might help you find the place.

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NEXT MEETING: April 11, 2017 6:30PM

“Propagation of Cacti and Succulents” presented by Rob Roy MacGregor

I spent my younger years fishing and riding motorcycles in Baja California and our local desert. It was then I was first introduced to desert plants. We bought our house in Riverside in 2004, where I proceeded to plant cacti on our ½ acre yard in attempts to recreate the desert scenes I was so familiar with in my youth.  I began volunteering at a local cactus garden and soon after I joined a cactus club. I eventually started working at Prickly Palace, a cactus garden and nursery. I was surrounded by people who were very supportive and insisted that I learn the proper scientific names and terms. This drove me to read and learn more. This new knowledge shared with me through friends and speakers at the cactus club encouraged me to experiment with all aspects of growing and propagating.

My talk is a hands-on experience. I will be giving demonstrations on forced propagations by using bisection, decapitation, and hot nailing. I will discuss and show examples of all the above from start to finish. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures.

Succulent Garden Work Day: TBA

Things you may want to bring: hand weeding tools, knee-pad, bottled water, maybe a bucket, gloves and be prepared to get dirty, especially if the soil is wet.

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April 11th BCSS Meeting: Propagation by Rob McGregor

April 22th Garden Fest at Bakersfield College This event which helps publicize our club needs several people to do a little on Friday April 21 (set-up) and Saturday, April 22 (sell plants and take down) There will be sign-up sheets at the next meeting.

May 9th BCSS Meeting

June 30 - July 2: CSSA Anual Show & Sale Huntington Gardens

July 26 - 31: CSSA Convenion Tempe Arizona

September 2: Succulent Symposium Huntington Botanical Gardens

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See some pictures from our 2014 Show and Sale!

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Come Join The Crowd! Do you have a couple of friends who are interested in Cacti and Succulents? Give them a gentle nudge in the direction of one of our meetings. They'll thank you for it later!