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The Beaver Tale October 2009

This lovely banner above appears on our new website. Thank you, Jay!

From the President and Newsletter Editor:


The content of this newsletter is made quite simple, thanks to our new website design. New items are placed on
the website as we have the opportunity to post them or whenever people make contributions for inclusion. At
the end of the month, those postings are simply copied to the newsletter format. The website can change; the
newsletter serves as the historical document. There is one item missing from this newsletter simply because I
have not been able to get my head around all the “research like” terms. For now, let’s just say that Donnie
Barnett needs wild opuntia seeds. He needs the approximate collection date, and an accurate description of the
of the collection site. (Contact Donnie directly at: RAKKASANBarnett@gmail.com) 

Cactus & Succulent Plant Sale! - A Big One! - WE DID IT!


This was a very exciting event for the club and those of us that participated. We were able to meet many new
people and we think gained some interest in our club as well as the beautiful plant material. We accomplished
exactly what was intended! Special thanks are due to our vendor members listed on the next page as well as
Nancy Thompson-Jones, Linda Gamble, Phil Lawton, Jim Peters, Bob Furtek, Stephenie Thomas, Thomas
Garcia, and five of my good friends who served as tag pullers, wagon valets, and cashiers. (I hope they are still
good friends.) If I have forgotten anyone else that was there, please excuse me. I was doing lots of multi-
tasking.

For those of you that missed the event, it was at Cashman Center, Sept 18, 19, and 20. We had an aisle in
Cashman equivalent to 22 exhibitor spaces in which we nestled more than 54 tables full of beautiful plants,
pottery and gourd work. It looked like a boulevard full of cactus and succulents. We'll share photos at our
December meeting, and will post some on the website. Needless to say, we are very proud of our steller
member/vendors. They are listed below so that you can make sure to visit these people at other future events
here or in California or at a convention. I'm sure some of you have purchased from them in prior years. These
fine people bring forth quality plant material and serve as a veritable font of information. Visit with them to
learn and enjoy cactus and succulents.
VENDOR MEMBERS

Cliff & Linda Meng, The FAT PLANT Man, Fullerton, CA Peter Walkowiak, PW Plants, Poway, CA
Mark Muradian, Pressed Pottery, Fresno, CA Patty & Renee Caro, Caro Desert Nursery,
Victor Lindsey, www.cactusbylin.com , Las Vegas e-tailer, www.CaroDesert.com ,Littlerock, CA
Pete Duncombe, Garden Curator, Springs Preserve Jarrett & Adria De Corte, Cactus Rescue,
Cal Oliver, decorative gourd containers , Summerlin area www.cactusrescue.com , Las Vegas
George VanLanen and Pier Marsh, Islands in the Sky Leslie Doyle, “THE TOMATO LADY”, Las Vegas, NV
Pottery, Las Vegas
Steve & Phyllis Frieze, Desert Creations, North Hills, CA

October Meeting: Thursday October 1, 7PM Garden Club Building


Lorenzi Park
If you have an interest in Agave, Aloe, and plants of Peru, you are invited to attend the Cactus and Succulent
Society of Southern Nevada's October 1 meeting, 7PM at the Garden Club Building at Lorenzi Park (enter off
Twin Lakes). Our guest speaker from California is Kelly Griffin. Kelly is an outstanding hybridizer of Agave
and Aloe. This talk should be a good one! We already use plants from Peru in our landscapes. Kelly uses plants
from all over the world and develops new ones appropriate for a variety of climates. I hope to see you there. If
you can't make the Thursday night meeting, Kelly will be at Plant World with others of CSSSN on Saturday,
October 3 (best time to visit is probably 10AM to 3PM). I hope to see many of you there.

Aloes, Agaves, & Other Cactus & Succulents - October 3 Saturday at


Plant World
Kelly Griffin, speaker at our October 1 meeting, is going to join us again at Plant World. Best times to hang out
with us will be from 10AM to 3PM. A major thrust of discussions will be on Aloes and Agaves, but it won't be
limited to that. Club members will have some plants for sale and everyone there will be anxious to share plant
information with visitors. Plant World is advertising this event. It is visible by westbound traffic on the
Charleston marquee, is on their website, and will be included in their television advertisement. I visited with
Farras over there a couple of days ago and saw a nice display of succulent material right at their entrance. She
said they plan to have more cactus in before the event, and hopes we all enjoy the larger inventory of Cactus
and Succulents. There is a great deal going on in the fall, but try to stop in for at least a few minutes.

CSSSN and the College of Southern Nevada Garden Nursery "Octoberfest


of Plants"
The College of Southern Nevada Desert Nursery will be open every Tuesday through Saturday for the entire
month of October. I visited with Seanna and Jonathon a few days ago and was happy to see the fruits of lots of
hard labor through the summer. The greenhouses look good,the outdoor growing areas look clean and neat, and
there's a host of plants just waiting to find the appropriate spot in your landscape! The Cactus and Succulent
Society will be represented every Saturday at the nursery. We'll have someone from the club there with plants
and/or pots and/or gourds along with information and a willingness to help repot plants and answer questions.
Checkout this plant filled pdf'd web page: (be patient, it might take a little while to load).

http://sites.csn.edu/at/oh/dgc/events/Fall_Open_House_Sale.pdf

Come enjoy the fall plant buying open house! I hope to see many of you

CSSSN and the College of Southern Nevada Garden Nursery "Octoberfest


of Plants"
Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 10:38AM

The College of Southern Nevada Desert Nursery will be open every Tuesday through Saturday for the entire
month of October. I visited with Seanna and Jonathon a few days ago and was happy to see the fruits of lots of
hard labor through the summer. The greenhouses look good, the outdoor growing areas look clean and neat,
and there's a host of plants just waiting to find the appropriate spot in your landscape! The Cactus and
Succulent Society will be represented every Saturday at the nursery. Stephenie Thomas and Chris Meng
(Cliff’s son) will be our anchor at this location. We'll try to have additional people from the club there with
plants and/or pots and/or gourds to support that effort. We hope to share information and maybe even help
repot plants. I hope you show your patronage to the nursery and club members. Weather is fine this time of
year for both people and plants!

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Kent