LONG BEACH MEETINGS
We meet on the first Sunday on every month at 1PM.
Woman’s Club of Bellflower 9402 Oak St, Bellflower, CA 90706
First Sunday of the month.
Set up starts at 12:30
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM
PLANT OF THE MONTH
MEETING PRESENTATION: Gary James on Yemen and Socotra Island
I will present a slide illustrated talk about Yemen and Socotra Island for our next Long Beach Club meeting. I made the trip in 1999 prior to the present war that is causing so many problems. I was invited to Yemen by Bruno Mies from Germany and joined him, Fritz Biel, and John Lavranos for the visit. We spent some time in Sanaa the capital of Yemen to obtain the necessary permits to visit Socotra. After the necessary permits were obtained we arrived at the island and spent a month there and were able to collect a small number of plants to bring home. I will share photographs of Sanaa and Socotra. I am now retired after spending 29 years on the faculty at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa teaching biology. I have had a life long interest in succulent plants having grown up near the Huntington Botanic Garden where I used to visit when it was free to do so. My present interest in succulent plants is with succulent Pelargoniums. These are mostly winter growers and have done well for me in Costa Mesa where it is not too hot during the summer.
LOCATION: Woman’s Club of Bellflower, 9402 Oak St., Bellflower 90706
TIME: 1 PM, September 5th