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June Meeting: We will be meeting at about 11:00 am, Saturday, June 17th for our annual summer picnic at Groovy Plants Ranch located at 4140 County Road, 15 Marengo OH 43334

     Join Jared & Liz Hughes and other members of the Central Ohio Cacti and Succulent Society for a stroll thru gardens and green houses, as they highlite some of the unique plants they grow. They’ll cover their selections of cold hardy cacti, yuccas hardy succulents, tender succulents and plant breeding. Groovy Plants also carries thousands of other plants. Plants will be available for sale. This is a “Can’t Miss” opportunity for any plant lover. Plan on bringing a lunch and drink. Please dress for the weather as the event will be held rain or shine!!!
   Jared and Liz Hughes, will lead the program, Succulents, An in-Depth Look at the Gems of the Plant World. If you love succulents, or are curious about growing them, you'll want to attend this this meeting. Jared will cover the science of succulents, from selection of plants, to planting, and the "care and feeding" of succulent plants. Learn how to create eye-catching containers that are incredibly easy to create and care for, and enjoy many great images of these unusual and enchanting plants. The program will begin at about 12:30.

     We will also be joined by members of the Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society. They plan to arrive at about noon

This will be a preregistration event for members in good standing only. Preregistration is now open!!!!

Please contact Rebecca O'Linn, to RSVP for this event.

Please note that We Will NOT Be Meeting At The Franklin Park Conservatory on Wednesday, June 14th

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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