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October Meeting: Love Holiday cactus? Interested in low care succulents? Want stunning flowers or more architectural looking plants? Ever wonder about that funny looking plant up in that tree? Well lookno further!! The wonderful world of epiphytic and lithophytic cactus and succulents awaits you!! Join us as we explore multiple groups of succulents that thrive from the rainforest to Alpine skree. These plants are easy to care for in a either a home or outdoor setting.
Mark the date of Wednesday, October 18th Rebecca ("Mouse") O'Linn will be leading a program on the "Holiday Cactus" (Christmas Cactus, Easter Cactus, and Thanksgiving Cactus) and other epiphytic members of the Cactus family

Hope to see you!!

: Debra Knapke, the "Garden Sage" will be the speaker for our meeting at 7:30pm at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

Debra will be leading the program "Rock Gardening With Succulents, And Other Alpines" The program will concentrate on succulent species such as the "Hens and Chicks", Sedums, Delospermas (the hardy "Ice Plants") and others. In addition, Debra will also discuss some other (non succulent) alpine and rock garden species which may share cultural requirements, and could mix and match well with the hardy succulents. All of these plants are excellent plants for smaller garden spaces and container gardening. Debra will also discuss the cultural requirements of these plants, and will provide some ideas of how to feature them in the garden and patio.

We will be meeting downstairs in the Veridian.

June Meeting: We joined members of the Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 17th for our annual summer picnic at Groovy Plants Ranch located at 4140 County Road, 15 Marengo OH 43334

     Jared & Liz Hughes highlited some of the unique plants they grow, including selections of cold hardy cacti, yuccas hardy succulents, and tender succulents which they feature in tha garden during the warmer seasons.
   Jared and Liz Hughes, led the program, Succulents, An in-Depth Look at the Gems of the Plant World.  Jared covered the  selection of plants, to planting, and the "care and feeding" of succulent plants.

Dues are Due: It is that time of year to request all of our members to send in their membership dues for 2017. Our dues are necessary to maintain the society's membership in the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, our national organization, which funds research, conservation and education on cactus and other succulents, and to provide classroom space for our meetings, sales, and other special events at the Franklin park Conservatory, and speaker fees and other expenses. Members may participate in our shows and sales, and membership may be required for some of our special events and field trips. Annual membership fees are set at 15$ per household, and may be delivered directly to Harry Gate, or Doug Sweet at our monthly meetings, or you may mail your dues made payable to:

Doug Sweet
2470 Roberts Mill Road
London, OH 43140

Please indicate that the check is for the Cactus and Succulent Society Dues
Plant of the month: Sedum ternatum

CSSA Corner:  To keep up with the latest updates on the website of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America check their site at:  www.cssainc.org.

The Plant Society Handbook page includes the agreement between the various plant societies and the Franklin Park Conservatory as well as several of the forms to request classrooms, equipment, and to reserve dates for shows and sales. The Flower Show Rental Contract contains request forms which are specific for shows and sales.

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