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When and Where

Why Attend Our Meetings?

Why Attend Our Meetings?

We'd love for you to join us.  Visitors welcomed!

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Why Attend Our Meetings?

Why Attend Our Meetings?

Why Attend Our Meetings?

They are fun, educational, and you will leave with more plants! 

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CSSM Recorded Programs

Why Attend Our Meetings?

CSSM Recorded Programs

Check out our latest recorded programs on YouTube.

CSSM Monthly Programs

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October 19, 2019: SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER WOODY MINNICH


  

Woody Minnich grew up in the desert of California and has been a cactus enthusiast his whole life. He has made over 100 trips to Mexico and South America studying various genera of cacti and succulents, and is considered an authority on a number of genera. He has given numerous entertaining and informative lectures and presentations about cacti in habitat from his trips all over the world.

Through a collaborative effort of several regional horticultural organizations,  Woody will be the Distinguished Speaker at our October 19th meeting. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s foremost cactus experts. 


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056



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November 16, 2019: BACK to BASICS: SOIL, POTTING, AND MORE BY ART SCARPA

  

 Every once in a while it’s a good idea to review the basic necessities and requirements of our favorite plants. November’s Program will do just that. CSSM Emeritus Member Art Scarpa will lead the interactive session exploring all aspects of proper Cactus and Succulent care. Topics include Pots (plastic, glazed, ceramic, metal, terra cotta) soil (sand, gravel, “potting soil”, volcanic rock!), watering, feeding, etc., etc., etc. Bring your curiosity, questions, and ideas. 


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 

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December 14, 2019: OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

  

All Members are invited to our 30th Annual Holiday Party.

Details will be forthcoming at our November Meeting.  Come for the food, come for the gift exchange, come for the plants, come for the camaraderie and come for the fun! Don't miss it.


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library - 2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 

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January 18, 2020: HOW to BUILD a WINTER HARDY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT GARDEN in NEW ENGLAND by CSSM MEMBER, LAU MAGNER

  

  

Yes, it is possible to create a beautiful "Little Arizona" right in your own backyard. Come discover the very easy, very doable secrets to creating a lush 

                                   Desert in New England!

As part of this illustrated presentation you will learn how to design and build a cold hardy cactus and succulent garden, what desert plants will thrive in the garden, where to buy the plants, and what to expect as your garden passes through a typical New England year.


Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library -  2 liberty Lane,  Norfolk, MA 0205

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FEBRUARY 15, 2020: CACTUS and SUCCULENT PROPAGATION and NOMENCLATURE

  Ever wonder how to successfully propagate your Cacti and Succulents? Come to our February meeting and get the inside info. 

Plus, what about those scientific names? Opuntia this, Mammillaria that and Haworthia whatever. Well, there is a method to the madness. Come and find out how to make sense of those tongue twisting names.

 
Time: 1p-4p

Location: Norfolk Public Library - 2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA 02056 

APRIL 1, 2020:



APRIL AND MAY MEETINGS CANCELLED


DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS AND EXERCISING AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION,

 THE APRIL AND MAY MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. 


PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR ANY UPDATES.








  


JUNE 20, 2020 : ANNUAL CSSM FIELD TRIP and PICNIC

Picnic, Explore, and Purchase Beautiful Plants at the Lyman Estate Green Houses in Waltham, Massachusetts. Join fellow CSSM members in spending a delightful afternoon picnicking on the lawn and wandering through one of the oldest greenhouse complexes in America. 

Admire, and perhaps purchase hard-to-get plants as well as a variety of exquisitely  crafted pots and garden tools.

So, mark your calendar and come celebrate the first day of summer surrounded by beautiful estate plantings, historic greenhouses and good friends.

June 20, 2020, from 1 - 4 PM, Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St., Waltham, Mass




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