Next Meeting:

Dudleya 2017: What I know so far about Dudleya …and can share in under an hour!

By Kelly Griffin
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 pm

Location: Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave (at Lincoln Way), San Francisco MAP

I have been focused on the genus Dudleya on and off for nearly three decades. I have to admit to still being perplexed. In spite of that or perhaps because of that, I am still studying them. This program will share the beauty and complexity of this wonderful group and I will show you plants that I am certain you have not seen before. I hope to impart some of the fascination I have with this group and increase your knowledge of these mostly Californian and Baja Californian plants.

Kelly Griffin is a manager of Succulent Plant Development for Altman Plants, the largest producer of succulent plants in the country. As a function of his work at Altman, Kelly is charged with finding and creating new and different plants. Some of his hybrid aloes and agaves are well known in the industry and are collected by enthusiasts. Kelly's favorite plant groups are Agave, Aloe, Echeveria and Dudleya, but his interest extends to many other plants. As part of his life's work, he has introduced many succulents and created many cultivars that have been nudging their way into gardens and patios. He has travelled extensively worldwide documenting plants and collecting seed and pollen for propagation and hybridization.

Kelly will also be this month's featured grower.

What to bring:

The Show & Tell table will feature Parodias, Notocactus, and Wigginsias on the cactus side and Dudleyas on the succulent side. As usual, feel free to bring anything else
that you would like to share.

Please bring baked goodies, fruit, snack food or a beverage if your last name begins with the letters I to M, and any other members who would like to contribute this month.

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