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In lieu of a standalone CSSSN show and sale this year, the club is joining forces with the NGC. The event will be at the Garden Club Building on the west end of the recently revitalized Lorenzi Park property. The address is 800 Twin Lakes Drive. The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive, but we expect that overflow parking will be utilized throughout the park.

Some affiliate club members will be selling plants and accessories at either the front entryway or at the back patio from noon until 4PM. Rather than paying table fees or a fixed percentage of sales, individuals that do sell items may, at their own discretion, make a contribution to either the society to which they belong or the NGC. Commercial vendors are not selling at this event. 

The flower and plant show will, of course be inside the building. Most of the entries from C&S people will be those in DIVISION I - HORTICULTURE, Section J. Cactus and Succulents. The judging criteria at this event will be the same as criteria used at the CSSSN shows. A couple of years ago, CSSSN's Bob Middag presented the plant on the left and took away the Nevada Garden Club Grower's Choice Award! HOT STUFF!

IMPORTANT BASIC PREP INFO TO SHOW A PLANT: If you wish to show a plant, make sure you know the nomenclature. NO BUGS or DISEASED PLANTS! No watering 3 days ahead of the event. CLEAN MUD & DEBRIS FROM PLANT AND CONTAINER. Top dressing (small pebbles, moss, acquarium rock, etc., can help the appearance of the plant. Clean PLASTIC growing containers are allowed. No advance entry slips are available. Show plants will be received between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Friday, November 6 and on Saturday, November 7 between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Plants must remain in place until 4:00 PM Sunday, November 8. If you have never shown plants before, come join us. Let us show you how it's done. WE ALL HAD A FIRST SHOW!

LET'S DO THIS! It's an opportunity to SHOW the texture, strength, and sometimes grace of our water conserving plants. As a bonus, it's also a place where we can show our support of the Nevada Garden Clubs at the State level.




September 2015 Break: Thinking Back to the 2015 Spring Show!

CSSSN had a good exhibition at the Spring Show at Moon Sun Cactus and Koi.  In case you've forgotten or did not attend the spring show, take this list, look up the plants, see what you've grown in the past or still have in your collection. These are the major prize winners:

  • Echinocactus platyacanthus - Jan Emming's Honorable Mention
  • Escobaria sneedii - Tom Hathaway's Best in Show
  • Gasteraloe - Tom Hathaway's Special Merit Succulent
  • Haworthia Collection - Thomas Bohannon' 1st place
  • "Landscape Kit" - Mark Pedigo - 1st place
  • Mammillaria fragilis - Tom Hathaway 1st place
  • Mammillaria spinosissima - Susan Lewis Special Merit Cactus
  • Operculicarya decaryi - Mark Brightwell's Peopl's Choice
  • Pilocereus - Mark Brightwell 1st place
  • Thelocactus - Thomas Bohannon's Best Plastic Pot

There were 65 total entries in the show. Heartfelt thanks to those that took the time to grow and groom and present: Novella Holland, Thomas Bohannon, Susan Kent, Victor Lindsey, Mark Brightwell, Jan Emming, Susan Lewis, Tom Hathaway, Glenn Seibold, Billie Chandler, ML Robinson, Gary McCann, Talise Thomas, and Stephenie Thomas.

These 14 people, not all of whom are club members, presented 65 plants for the judges. I've captured almost all of the plant names (duplicates omitted), and think they should be made public so that others might begin to show plants next spring. The diversity of plant material available in the cactus and succulent world is huge. It's a great hobby and creative outlet. AND those that can be planted in our landscapes help conserve our environment and bring natural beauty into our lives.

  1. Adenium boehmianum, Adenium obesum, Aeonium balsamiferum, Albuca sp., Aloe 'Carnival', Aloe leptosyphon, Aloe melanacantha, Aloe saponaria
  2. Caralluma sp.
  3. Dish Gardens of many design, Dorstenia foetida, Dorstenia sp., Dyckia brevifolia, Dyckia 'Cherry Coke', Dyckia 'Silver Sheen'
  4. Echeveria agavoides ebony, Echinocereus coccineus, Echinocereus pectinatus rigidisimus, Echinocactus platyacanthus, Echinocereus stramineus, Echinocereus triglochitdiatus, Echinopsis subdenudata, Eriosyce sp., Eriosyce multicolor, Escobaria sneedii, Euphorbia sp.
  5. Ferocactus covelli, Ferocactus rectispinus, Fockea edulis, Fouquieria fasciculata, Fouquieria formosa, Fouquieria purpusii x F. fasciculata
  6. Gasteraloe 'Green Ice', Gasteria hybrid, Grusonia invicta, Gymnocalycium sp.
  7. Haworthia cooperi, Haworthia retusa, Haworthia zebra
  8. Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
  9. Lobivia v. glauca
  10. Mammillaria fragilis, Mammillaria sp., Mammillaria spinosissima
  11. Obregonia denegrii, Operculicarya decaryi, Opuntia macrocentra, Opuntia sp. pink p (?)
  12. Pilosocereus
  13. Rebutia narvaecencis
  14. Sansevieria ballyi, Sansevieria sp.
  15. Thelocactus
  16. Trichocereus hybrid

CSSSN has not been able to "show" the entire alphabet. So take that as a challenge for the 2015 Spring Show.