Next Meeting:

Growing and showing

By Keith Taylor
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm

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

Our speaker Keith Taylor began collecting cacti and succulents in 1991 and creating unique containers to show off his specimens in 2010. He will talk about growing conditions and how to attain size of caudiciform succulents.

Keith has developed a different style of staging by combining plant, pot, rocks and top dressing to create award winning compositions. He will bring plants from his collection and talk about how to combine these elements create eye catching presentations. Keith will also demonstrate how to grow for size and staging. He will have his pottery available for purchase.

This month's featured grower will be Alex Rigg.

What to bring:

For the Show & Tell table, we will feature caudiciforms & pachycauls on the succulent side and Coryphantha & Escobaria on the cactus side, and anything else looking good that you would like to share.

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

A generous offer from

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