Meeting Location: DBG – Dorrance Hall
Meeting Time: 2:00 p.m.

The monthly meetings will include:

  • Announcements of upcoming meetings and events
  • Club news
  • a Silent Plant Auction
  • a monthly presentation

Members frequently bring in cuttings to share on the free plant table.

We meet at 2:00 pm the last Sunday of most months at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. The general meeting begins at 2 pm but you can come early to socialize and peruse the Silent Auction plants. Here is a map of the Garden.

Our Board meets monthly to discuss CACSS business; all members are welcome to attend Board meetings.

Presenter: Jeff Moore

Jeff Moore has operated Solana Succulents located in Solano Beach, California for 24 years and has been involved with succulents for over 34 years. He says he is pretty much a generalist, as he likes them all. If he has a specialty, it is in aloes and he particularly likes crests, variegates and caudiciforms. He is also known for creating “undersea the sea” theme inspired landscapes. He has installed a permanent undersea garden in the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Jeff has written three books, all of which will be for sale at our meeting. They are Under the Spell of Succulents: A Sampler of Diversity in Cultivation, Aloes and Agaves in Cultivation, and his latest is Soft Succulents.

Soft Succulents

The topic will be soft succulents highlighting genera of Aeoniums, Echeverias (and some of their relatives and intergeneric crosses), Dudleyas, Crassulas, Sedums, Senecios, Kalanchoes, Mesembs and a few others. Although some habitat images are included, the plants shown have been photographed in cultivation. This is a highly visual program and will include tips on growing these plants.