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 10, 2018 6:00PM

Propagation of Cacti & Succulents #2 presented by Rob McGregor

My talk will be on the various types of shade cloths, screens, plastic and fiber-glass, used to build economical structures that will help improve the growing conditions for your plants. I will discuss structures I have built from form boards and shower glass doors, a shade house from my daughter’s old trampoline, to a cold frame heater made from shower glass.

I started collecting plants about 20 years ago. At first it was collecting from the local nursery in San Felipe in Baja Norte California so I could plant them around a friend’s property in Puertecitos, Baja California. Then 15 years ago I bought my home in Riverside and proceeded to remove the grass in my ½ acre backyard and install rocks and cacti. The front yard soon followed, receiving an aloe and rock remodel. After those first couple of years I began to meet people that would change my whole outlook on cacti and succulent plants. It was at this time I ran into a person whom I would later call my mentor. He took the time to instil in me the drive to learn correct terminology and spelling of plants. He also taught me to take a more scientific approach of gathering information. It was this approach that I call “playing with my plants” which gave me the willingness to do what I have done to plants, in the name of further education.

ACTIVITIES/EVENTS
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April 10th: BCSS Meeting: Propagation of Cacti & Succulents #2 presented by Rob McGregor

April 21st: Garden Fest at BC

April 21st: Open Greenhouse Day Skillin Ranch, 8910 Camino Cielo, Arroyo Grande 10:00AM to 3:00PM

May 8th: BCSS Meeting: Family Picnic at the Cal State Succulent Garden

June 12th: BCSS Meeting: Haworthia presented by JD Wickert

June 29 - July 1: CSSA 53rd Annual Show & Sale. The Huntington: 1151 Oxford Drive, San Marino, CA

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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