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LONG BEACH MEETINGS

 

WE ARE RETURNING TO IN PERSON MEETINGS:
We meet on the first Sunday on every month at 1PM.

Meeting Location:
Woman’s Club of Bellflower 9402 Oak St, Bellflower, CA 90706

Meeting Times:
First Sunday of the month.
Doors open around 12 PM to set up chairs for the meeting

Set up for mini show starts at 12:30 PM
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM

PLANT OF THE MONTH

August
CACTUS: Neoporteria & Neochilenia
SUCCULENTS: Bromeliaceae

  
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What’s New:

AUGUST MEETING 2022


PRESENTATION: Dean Karras – Dudleyas and Pachycauls of Baja.
Dean will present a botanical travelogue of his two expeditions to Baja, Mexico.
The emphasis of the presentation will be on field observations of succulent plants we know and love, especially pachycauls and the genus dudleya. However, Dean will also discuss how the greater climate, geology, and ecology of the Baja ecoregion collectively shape the unique landscape and the plants that inhabit it. Dean Karras began collecting and growing cacti from seed as a hobby in 2008. He has been a member of the Palomar Cactus & Succulent Society since 2017, and a member of the San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society since 2019, where he now serves as Board Member and Show Chair. Some of his favorite succulent genera are: aloe, agave, dudleya, trichocereus, echinocereus, astrophytum, and ferocactus. Dean is also partial to mesembs, caudiciforms, and xeric bromeliads, although his passion for plants extends far beyond succulents to include organic gardening &  permaculture practices, natives, edibles, and ethnobotanically significant plants. He  realized his long-standing dream of owning his own nursery to serve the local community when he opened Gnosis Nursery in July of 2020, which he now runs full-time. When not busy propagating and selling plants, Dean can be found exploring and photographing the Desert Southwest and Baja.
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