February Monthly Program

February 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Irwin Lightstone:  Photographing the Plants You Love

Whether it’s by smartphone, state of the art digital camera, or anything in between, we all take pictures of the plants we love.  Without getting bogged down in technical detail, Irwin presents a few simple steps to help you take your photography to the next level.  Join us for an afternoon of cactus and succulent photography.  You may never look at your plants the same way again.

After 29 years practicing trial law, Irwin Lightstone closed his law firm to concentrate on his photography. Irwin is president of the North Texas Cactus and Succulent Society, past president of the Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies, and a vice president of the Fort Worth cactus and Succulent Society. He has given photography seminars throughout the country. Additionally, he led programs sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Arboretum, the International Photography Hall of Fame, The Huntington, and the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Irwin’s photography has won numerous awards and is often featured in the Cactus and Succulent Journal. He published Succulent Abstracts and Absurdities in Black and White. Presently, he is working with Steven Hammer on the new mesemb book.

Irwin lives in Dallas with his wife (Robin), one cat, two cars and several thousand plants.


We love cacti and succulents.   You will fit right in!

Learn about plants you have. Do they grow bigger and flower every year?  They should!

Tired of replacing succulents? Find out why!

Over a hundred of us attend meetings.  We socialize before and after. New friends to make!

Monthly Q&A sessions during meetings.

Learn about new and different plants, faraway and exotic places.

How-to demonstrations.

Silent Auction at every meeting. Free Plants at most meetings. Take home some new plants!

Want plants not sold at big box stores? We know where to find them!