May 12th: CSSA Webinar – The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars Across the Desert Southwest w/ Ron Parker

Join us at 12PM CST for another CSSA Webinar!

Discover the depth and duration of human and Agave coevolution across the desert southwest and learn about the unusual Agaves apparently associated with archaeological sites that were abandoned long ago. These Agaves appear to be anthropogenic cultivars – living archaeological relics developed and planted by indigenous Native Americans – and many are still growing exactly where they were planted hundreds of years ago.

You must register in advance using the link below to participate

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ufh7CUnhTOGDJXomWw0hlQ

May 3rd: Cactus Meeting

Hi All! May 3rd will be our next monthly cactus meeting! Going forward our meetings will start at 7:00 PM and not our Usual 7:30PM. We will still be meeting at the Arboretum as per usual. Hope to see you there!

April 30th: CSSA Webinar – The Succulent Collection of Babylonstoren Farm with Ernst van Jaarsveld

Join us at 12PM CST for another CSSA webinar!

The Succulent Collection of Babylonstoren Farm is situated near Paarl in the Western Cape. It has a Mediterranean type climate with long dry summers. The succulent section on this farm was started 6 years ago and consists of  several rockeries, biomes garden, succulent house and a newly added outdoor Welwitschia garden where plants from the Namib are grown (from seed). This garden is focused mainly on succulents from southern Africa and is run like a botanical garden using the IRIS accessioning system.

You must register in advance using the link below to participate

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5ON7eir4SKuE4Nf_GxbBIw

April 16th: CSSA Webinar – Exploring the Best of Our Wonderful Mammillarias; “Normals” and Their Strange Variations with Karen Ostler

Join us at 12PM CST on April 16th for another CSSA Webinar!

Program: Exploring the Best of Our Wonderful Mammillarias; “Normals” and Their Strange Variations There are about 200 recognized species in the genus Mammillaria, making it one of the largest members of the cactus family. Everyone has at least one, and it is usually the first cactus in a collection. Because of this, the entire genus is sometimes viewed as uninteresting or common, but this program explores the joy of finding the oddities of a “normal” species.

You must register in advance using the link below to participate:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dJ-28HdSTlGhdqgHAosJsQ

April 5: Cactus Meeting

Hi All!

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30PM at the Arboretum. We will be having an ugliest plant contest and plant raffle.

Feel free to also bring some of your “mystery plants” to the meeting to see if some of our members can identify them.

Hope to see you there!

March 19th and 20th – Plant Sale!

Hi All!

It is our pleasure to announce we will be hosting our annual plant sale at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens again this year! We will have a wide selection of plants available and the schedule will be as follows:

7am – 4pm for Members

9am – 4pm for General Public

We hope to see you there!

March 5th – CSSA Webinar: Succulents of the Canary Islands with Wolfgang Borgmann

Join us at 12PM CST for another CSSA Webinar!

The Canary Islands consist of 8 volcanic islands and some uninhabited rocks, located just over 60 miles off the Western African coast. They are often referred to as the “Galapagos Islands of Botany” because of the large number of endemic plants that have adapted to the surprisingly diverse ecological niches that exist on this limited area.

With about 100 species, especially of the Crassulaceae, but also of the EuphorbiaceaeApocynaceae, and Aizoaceae families, succulent plants make up an important part of this endemism.

For this talk, Wolfgang has made a personal selection of the most impressive succulent plants and their habitats, covering all islands and all relevant vegetation zones. 

You must register in advance using the link below to participate

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_naVPteD5TaOHGjXXT6Vaew

Feb 19th: CSSA Webinar – Euphorbias II: Spiny Shrubs and Mound Formers

Join us at 12PM CST for another CSSA Webinar!

Robert Webb has been giving a series of talks about Euphorbias. In this installment, he explores some of the intermediate-scale species of Euphorbia. The focus will be on plants in Yemen, East Africa, South Africa, and Namibia with some discussion of horticulture and propagation. Using an approach of mostly field-cultivation images, he will discuss some of the interesting species of Euphorbias in these two groups.

You must register in advance using the link below to participate

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_diJ1AELxRuqdiWdWvCHyJw

Feb 1st: Cactus Club Meeting

Hi All! February’s Cactus Club meeting will be held at 7:30PM on February 1st at the Arboretum. As always, raffle tickets will be available for $5.00. See you there!

Dec 11th: CSSA Webinar: Wendell Minnich – Brazil, Bahia to Minas Gerais

Join us at 12:00 PM CST for another CSSA webinar

This program combines three trips into the south eastern portions of Brazil. The region is commonly called the Brazilian Highlands and includes the two states, Minas Gerais and Bahia. In these two states there are more cacti than in any other regions of Brazil, as well as a wealth of other plants to be found, including Bromeliads, Orchids and Palms.Our field adventure will feature the back country, the towns and their people, as well as a wide variety of plants and animals. The cacti we will focus on include Melocactus, Buiningia, Coleocephalocereus, Pilosocereus, Microcranthocereus, Discocactus, Tacinga, Arrojadoa and Uebelmannia. Some of the other plant genera we will encounter include Bursera, Cissus, Dyckia, Encholirium, Orthophytum and many other Bromeliads.

You must register in advance using the event link below to participate

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zcolduXYSqiCLgqW6EHjrg