July 11: CSSA Webinar – Success with Cacti & Succulents in Cold Climates

Hello All! Check out CSSA’s webinar program with Rod Haenni who will present a program entitled, “Secrets of Success with Cacti/Succulents in Cold Climates. Following the program, NTCSS will have a social meeting to discuss the presentation and other cacti related things. Please keep in mind you must register at the provided link prior to attending the webinar.

Rod’s bio is as follows:

My passion for cacti and succulents that could thrive in a cold climate began 42 years ago when I traveled the Colorado Plateau and the Southwest desert as a minerals geologist, looking for uranium deposits. Cacti, yuccas,and agaves were commonly seen in my travels and I wondered what I could grow in Denver. Today, I grow thousands of plants outdoors and in the lightly heated conservatory of my one acre microclimate – based succulent gardens . I have traveled the world to see what exotic cacti and succulents might be hardy in Patagonia, South Africa , and from European collections. I am an adventurous seed grower and utilize a wide network of other growers, nurseries and seed brokers, always expanding my search for new cold-tolerant succulents.

Webinar Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FrZgQ8GeS7Sn1o56XcCrwA

July 7: Cacti Club Meeting

Hello all! Here is the info for our July meeting. Topic is “my favorite cacti and why I love them” and the meeting will be held 7:30PM on Zoom.

June 20th: Coffee and Cacti (CANCELLED)

Hello all! This virtual tour is cancelled. Instead check out the plant sale hosted by the Fort Worth Cactus and Succulent Society. The plant sale will be June 19th through the June 20th from 9AM-6PM both days at 3401 FM 1189, Weatherford, Texas.

June 6th: Coffee and Cacti

Hello all! We’ll be doing a virtual green house tour with Bill and Mary! Email irwinlightstone@att.net if you’d like a link to join the meeting.

June 2nd Meeting: Where the Cacti Are, Where They Are Not (Anymore), and Why

Did you know there are only 2,000 documented individuals of the star cactus, Astrophytum asterias, known to exist in the wild in the United States? The numbers aren’t much better for peyote, Lophophora williamsii, or black lace cactus, E. reichenbachii var. albertii.

Dr. Martin Terry, a founder of the Cactus Conservation Institute, based in Alpine, TX, and a world-renowned cactus conservation expert, will present the latest observations on the accelerating destruction of the cactus habitat known as the Tamaulipecan thornscrub in South Texas. Join us Tuesday, June 2, on ZOOM!

May 5th: Cactus Meeting with guest Harald Grieb

Join the North Texas Cactus and Succulent society on Tuesday, May 5th , 7:30 p.m. on ZOOM and take a walk on the wild side with Harald Grieb, a trained horticulturist/botanist and cactus enthusiast who will show us what common pathogens and pests look like both under the microscope and to the naked eye. You will come away with a heightened awareness of how to identify various entities that mean your cactus harm, gain a better understanding at what is happening at the microscopic level and acquire insight into common ways to dispatch these pests. This highly unusual and informative work represents over 20 years of keen observation by Harald, who is a USDA-APHIS-PPQ Area Disease Identifier/Botanist based in El Paso, Texas, where he diagnoses plant diseases and disorders, extracts and identifies nematodes, plant seeds and also CITES-regulated plants.

Arboretum Work Day

Hello everyone. Due to the spread of COVID-19 the Arboretum is closed until further notice. We will try and reschedule another work day later down the line but until then stay safe!

Date: TBD

Schedule Times: TBD

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Dallas Home & Garden Show (Event)

Location: Dallas Market Center, Dallas Texas

Dates: March 6th 2020 – March 8th 2020

We will have a table at this event so come by and say hello and check out all the wonderful plants we have to offer!

New meeting location

Our monthly meeting location has been changed.

We will be meeting at:
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218