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Events & Field trips

​presentations for 2023

January 17th : Pronunciation of Latin names and meaning by Drusilla Flowers

February 21st : growing from seeds with a workshop, by a panel of members

March 21st : Travel the American SouthWest by Atli

March 25th: we will have a table for Seedy Saturday in Langley

April 18th : Show and Tell, Bring a plant or two and share about it to the group

May 13 & 14th: We will have 3 tables at the Burnaby Bloom Festival

May 16th : Caudiciform by Charles Chiu 

June 10th & 11th : S&S at the VanDusen Garden in the Floral hall                          

July 15th: Picnic at Bob Dunn's house

August 12 & 13th : Trip to Ewa And Voiteck Foik's Cacti Paridise

September 19th:

October 17th: 

November 21st:

December: No meeting

DPS Show & Sale 2023
June 10th and 11th 

Our Show and Sale will be held on June 10th & 11th at the VanDusen Garden in the Floral Hall. From 10AM to 4:30PM

​we can set up on Friday starting around 5 PM

VOLUNTEER PARK CONSERVATORY SPRING PLANT SALE by CCSS

SATURDAY, 


 
Seattle conservatory, 1400 East Galer Street
Seattle, Washington 98112-2843
Victoria CSS Spring Show and Sale  
May 12 & 13th

The Victoria Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale: CHURCH of the ADVENT, 510 Mt. View Ave, May 12th from 11AM to 5PM  
and May 11th from 10AM to 4PM at 510 Mount View Ave, Colwood
http://www.victoria.cactus-society.org/ 
Victoria CSS Fall Show and Sale  
Fall Sale  Friday:                  11AM to 7PM & Sep 11: 10AM to 4 PM

The Victoria Cactus and Succulent Fall Show and Sale: CHURCH of the ADVENT, 510 Mt. View Ave, both days (corner of Sooke Rd. and Mt View Ave. Colwood between Dairy Queen and Royal Roads University).

For more information, follow the link below 
http://www.victoria.cactus-society.org/ 

Epicactus

​Cacti and Succulents like:

 

 

A warm and sunny location during the growing season
Fresh air circulation
Good drainage, house plant or cactus soil mixtures
Transplanting into a dry soil mix at the beginning of the growing season and withholding of water for a few days
Regular watering during growing season: let almost dry out between waterings
Facing the same direction during the spring so as not to lose their flower buds
Winter rest: for springtime flowering plants, keep dry and cool (5-10C)
A balanced, dissolvable fertilizer in their growing period

Exceptions:

 

 

 

South African succulents and caudiciform types tend grow in fall and winter and rest in spring and summer. Often plants will adapt to local growing seasons.
Winter-flowering Christmas Cactus Schlumbergera and Rhipsalis need a bright warm place in winter and spraying to increase air moisture.
Many succulents, like species of Hoodia, and Lithops do not like much watering from September to June.
Each plant is different! Make sure you find out any specifics from the place you obtained the plant from.

TOPSS Sale  CCSS  
September    from 10 to 5 PM

 

The Cascade Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale will be held at the Volunteer Conservatory of Seattle on 1400 East Galer Street Seattle, Washington 98112-2843
Pacific North West Palm and Exotic Plants Society Sale


Hardy Palms, Rare Plants, Unusual Plants
@Phoenix Perennials: 3380 No 6 Road, Richmond
www.hardypalm.com 

Presentations

Slide presentations by club members and guest speakers cover a wide range of topics, including plants in habitat, featured species, plant care, members' travels, significant collections...just to name a few.

 Annual Picnics

Tours of club members' greenhouses and potluck picnic.  Usually takes place in July/August.

Society Library

We have a large collection of books spanning 40 years; covering all areas of interest to members,as well as journals for novice growers and experts alike. Borrowing privileges are granted to members who regularly attend Society meetings. New members qualify by attending three consecutive monthly meetings.

Monthly Raffles

At every meeting, a raffle takes place. Various items given the prizes including plants, books, gardening items, soil, pots, etc.

Meetings & Newsletters

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at City Center Church, 13062 104th Ave, Surrey, BC.

The meetings start at 7:30 PM but members are encouraged to arrive earlier for 'succulent' chatter, and to browse among the 'spine-tingling' library collection and view plants on display and for sale. Visitors and new members are welcome! Make new friends and meet enthusiastic 'cactophiles' who can answer all your questions and help you get your plants to flower and grow!

Our newsletter produced monthly  is full of society information, and upcoming meetings and events. 

At every meeting, a raffle takes place. Various items given the prizes including plants, books, gardening items, soil, pots, etc.

Fieldtrips

Many of our members welcome others to visit their collections, to share growing tips (and traps) and to sometimes share, sell or exchange plants.

We also try once a year to organize a field trip away from home, Visit other clubs in Seattle, in Victoria, visit conservatories, field trip to the Osoyoos, etc...

Presentations

Society library

Meetings and Newsletter

Field trips

Annual picnic

Monthly raffle

Slide presentations by club members and guest speakers cover a wide range of topics, including plants in habitat, featured species, plant care, members' travels, significant collections...just to name a few.

​Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at City Center Church, 13062 104th Ave, Surrey, BC.

The meetings start at 7:30 PM but members are encouraged to arrive earlier for 'succulent' chatter, and to browse among the 'spine-tingling' library collection and view plants on display and for sale. Visitors and new members are welcome! Make new friends and meet enthusiastic 'cactophiles' who can answer all your questions and help you get your plants to flower and grow!

Our newsletter produced monthly  is full of society information, and upcoming meetings and events. 

Why join the society

Becoming a member has many advantages besides the usual privileges, there are many advantages like learning from fellow growers, exchanging rare plants with fellow growers and specially building a collection at a much reduced prize and a much larger varieties.

Presentations

Society library

Meetings and Newsletter

Field trips

We have a large collection of books spanning 40 years; covering all areas of interest to members,as well as journals for novice growers and experts alike. Borrowing privileges are granted to members who regularly attend Society meetings. New members qualify by attending three consecutive monthly meetings.

Many of our members welcome others to visit their collections, to share growing tips (and traps) and to sometimes share, sell or exchange plants.

We also try once a year to organize a field trip away from home, Visit other clubs in Seattle, in Victoria, visit conservatories, field trip to the Osoyoos, etc...

At every meeting, a raffle takes place. Various items given the prizes including plants, books, gardening items, soil, pots, etc.

 

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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver

Monthly raffle

Annual picnic

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