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: September 13, 2019 7:00PM

“What you need to know about Successful Succulent Culture”
presented by J.D. Wikert

"What you need to know about successful succulent culture" will include a discussion of succulent taxonomy, world distribution, cultivation, and propagation. The presentation is ideal for beginners and should leave the audience understanding why long term growers often have difficulty answering the question "How often should I water my succulent". Pictures of many of the more readily available genera will be shown in conjunction with information relevant to the particular plant group.

J.D. has a number of presentations on succulent plants that he has given in the past, so if you like the current talk but would like more detail on a smaller group of plants, feel free to request any of the others from this list: Adromischus, Aloe, Dudleya, Gasteria, Haworthia, Sedum, Senecio, and Stapeliads. J.D. has developed these talks to teach himself more about these cool groups of plants, but by no means considers himself an expert. J.D. also spends way too much time on Facebook in various plant groups. Also, he is happy to talk about salmon or cichlid fish.

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September 10th BCSS Meeting: What you need to know about Successful Succulent Culture by J D Wikert

October 8th BCSS Meeting: Exploring Euphorbias by Tom Glavich

October 11th Set up for BCSS Show and Sale

October 12-13th BCSS Show and Sale

November 12th BCSS Meeting: Astrophytum Revisited by Gunnar Eisel

Succulent Garden Work Day: To Be Announced

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.

Cal State Garden

Garden Work (Weeding) Days: In the past our workdays have been held on a Sunday from 9AM-Noon. This has always had the best turnout compared to other days. However, I would like your input on when you might be able to come and help. Please email me with suggestions at:

Stephen Cooley

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See some pictures from our 2014 Show and Sale!

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